Research feature

Our inspiring research has impact across the world, these features take an in-depth look at some of our ground-breaking research.

A new approach to sustainable fisheries

Research feature: November 2016
New approach to sustainable fishing ensures fish are caught with minimal damage to the marine environment.
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Using social media to track extreme weather events

Research feature: November 2016
Dr Williams is using data from social media to find out about the impact climate change has on people’s lives.
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Bacterial resistance and its impact on health

Research feature: October 2016
Antibiotic resistance is one of the twenty-first century's biggest health challenges
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Minimising air travel disruptions during volcanic eruptions

Research feature: September 2016
New measurement systems for volcanic ash prevent air space closure.
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Bird brained behaviour: Cognition and personality in wild pheasants

Research feature: August 2016
The game of chase which neither pheasant nor human wishes to play.
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Mitigating climate risks in winemaking

Research feature: August 2016
ESI research is helping winemakers protect crops against adverse weather.
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The impact of man-made noise in our marine environment

Research feature: July 2016
Dr Steve Simpson's NERC-funded research is shaping policy decisions about our marine environment.
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What are sustainable drainage systems (SUDS)?

Research feature: July 2016
Vitek Radim (MSc Water Management) tells us more about SUDS.
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Designing chemicals and drugs that are better for the environment

Research feature: June 2016
Professor Tyler explains how zebrafish are revealing effects of chemicals.
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Asylum seeker research shortlisted for ESRC prize

Research feature: June 2016
Dr Nick Gill's research into Detained Fast Track of asylum seekers has been shortlisted for an ESRC prize
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The Motion of the Seasons

Research feature: June 2016
Measuring caterpillar excretion provides data on impact of global warming.
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PenCLAHRC - Improving Stroke Care

Research feature: May 2016
Stroke patients are receiving more effective treatment thanks to research in computer simulation.
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How plastics are entering the food chain

Research feature: May 2016
Professor Tamara Galloway has been looking at how ocean life can ingest our plastic waste.
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What is urban flood modelling?

Research feature: April 2016
Urban flood modelling is becoming more important as the population is increasingly urbanised.
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Inspiring women: Educating children about our changing oceans

Research feature: March 2016
Hear from Dr Ceri Lewis for International Women's Day 2016.
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Extreme global warming, a world beyond 2°C

Research feature: February 2016
Live tweets from the London #UoEGlobalConvo.
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#AskClimate: Ask a climate scientist anything

Research feature: February 2016
Your chance to ask a climate scientist anything....
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Professor Ryan’s work-life balance talk tops TEDx playlist

Research feature: January 2016
A TEDx talk given by Professor Ryan has topped a recent YouTube playlist on the way we work.
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Minimising the impact of man-made noise on marine life

Research feature: January 2016
How under water noise has an adverse affect on marine life.
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#COP21 in the words of world-leading climate scientists

Research feature: December 2015
Exeter professors discuss what need to happen at #COP21.
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Nature DVDs may help reduce anxiety in dementia patients

Research feature: November 2015
Dr Craig Knight is using video to reduce anxiety levels in dementia patients.
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Exeter in the age of Poldark

Research feature: November 2015
Step back into the eighteenth century, in this Being Human event, and find out how Exeter became a hub for printing.
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Are there more children with Autism?

Research feature: October 2015
Autism is diagnosed more than ever before, but are there more children with autism? Find out in this podcast.
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What effects do microplastics have on the food chain?

Research feature: October 2015
When it comes to plastic waste in the ocean, how much is too much? And, what implications might it have for us?
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How to make life all it can be: Four points in the day to stop and be mindful

Research feature: October 2015
What if there was a simple system that could change your life?
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Aphantasia - a life without mental images

Research feature: September 2015
If you can't count sheep, you could have Aphantasia. Find out how social media reacted to this research.
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First glimpse of rare animals captured in camera trap footage

Research feature: September 2015
Watch the first footage of rare Peruvian animals.
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#DefeatingDepression

Research feature: August 2015
We take a look back at June's Defeating Depression: What hope? event.
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Exeter's Images of research wows audiences

Research feature: August 2015
This year’s competition introduced us to the Fish Selfie, an invisible Night Jar and the issue of plastic waste.
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New research academy launched

Research feature: July 2015
A new research academy will improve our understanding of how humanitarian crises are governed.
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Seven things you didn't know about Dementia

Research feature: May 2015
Our academics explain seven things which you might not know about dementia,
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Discovering the smugglers coast

Research feature: May 2015
How research led to the creation of a trail that delves into the path’s history of smuggling.
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High mating rates leads to social insecurity for male beetles

Research feature: April 2015
Burying beetles with high mating rates have most social insecurity.
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Six things you didn't know about climate change

Research feature: March 2015
Find out six things you may not know about climate change.
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International day of happiness

Research feature: March 2015
On #InternationalDayofHappiness, we look at how where you live can effect your mental wellbeing.
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Do birds of a feather flock together?

Research feature: March 2015
Find out how you can be involved with a research project to unravel how flamingos choose their friends.
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The story of the Bluefin Tuna

Research feature: February 2015
When the body of a tuna washed up on a Cornish beach it provided a unique opportunity for researchers and the public.
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Searching for water in the atmospheres of alien worlds

Research feature: February 2015
You can watch Hannah Wakeford's award winning '3 minute wonder' talk here.
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World-leading research and impact in all subjects submitted to REF 2014

Research feature: December 2014
Read about the world leading research taking place at the University of Exeter
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Improving the teaching of pupils with special educational needs

Research in focus: December 2014
Education research at Exeter has improved SEN teaching.
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International security: is it as bad as it seems

Research feature: November 2014
Dr Jamie Shea of NATO discussed the current state of global security in a talk at the University.
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Marine acoustics research could help restore coral reefs

Research feature: November 2014
Exeter research could help restock the oceans.
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Exeter expert advises on Ebola

Research feature: November 2014
An Exeter academic is playing a pivotal role in advising governments and NGO responses to the Ebola outbreak.
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Improving children’s literacy through grammar

Research feature: November 2014
Research at the Centre for Research in Writing is helping improve children's literacy through grammar
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Impact of energy creation on our oceans

Research feature: October 2014
Research is giving us a better understanding of how human activity affects the seas.
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Take a look at Exeter’s images of research

Research feature: October 2014
A journey around Exeter’s research in images takes you from skin vessels to beetles via arctic moss.
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Extreme weather events and community resilience

Research feature: September 2014
Professor Katrina Brown is investigating resilience to the effects of climate change.
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Big Ben and UK parliament

The impact of Exeter's Politics department

Research feature: August 2014
Read what the Politics has been up to in celebration of their 50th anniversary.
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Sea turtle populations boosted by global conservation research

Research feature: June 2014
Research into marine turtles helped inform legislation.
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Lessons from Exeter

Research feature: June 2014
Read about how our research into Type 1 Diabetes is challenging views of the condition.
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Wild goose chase takes researchers to the Arctic

Research feature: June 2014
Read about the training our intrepid researchers had before leaving to study geese in the Arctic.
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International climate conference highlights

Research feature: June 2014
Highlights from the first gathering of IPCC Co-Chairs since report publication.
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We speak to Sir Paul Nurse

Research feature: June 2014
We speak to Nobel Laureate, Royal Society President and Francis Crick Institute Director Sir Paul Nurse.
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Building resilience in Caribbean coral reefs

Research feature: May 2014
Research at Exeter has helped influence policy in the Caribbean.
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Leading climate researchers answer your questions

Research feature: May 2014
Five of Exeter's climate researchers took over the @UofE_Research Twitter.
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Visualising climate change

Research feature: May 2014
Exeter researchers used photos to draw opinions on climate change adaptation.
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How to apply for postdoc funding

Research feature: April 2014
Our advice on writing postdoc funding proposals.
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Anyone want to go on an egg hunt?

Research feature: April 2014
You can help our researchers by playing an egg-citing new game.
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Winning funding from the Centre for Defence Enterprise

Research feature: April 2014
Advice on securing awards from successful Exeter applicants.
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Changing agricultural policy

Research feature: April 2014
Could a change in agricultural policy lead to environmental and financial benefits?
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Rocks, resources and railways: Geology in the South West

Research feature: April 2014
How does the South West's geology impact on our lives? Read our feature to find out...
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Engineering a cardboard surfboard

Research feature: March 2014
Dr Arnaud Marmier talks about the successes and challenges of building a surfboard from cardboard
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Exeter researchers star in climate change series

Research feature: March 2014
Two of our leading climate science academics took part in a TV series investigating tipping points...
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What are metamaterials?

Research feature: February 2014
Professor Roy Sambles explains how metamaterials are created and what they could be used for in the future
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The curious world of flamingos

Research feature: January 2014
PhD researcher Paul Rose shares some fascinating facts about flamingos
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Beating the January blues and other mood disorders

Research feature: January 2014
Read about how treatments for the January blues and other mood disorders are being improved.
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Do you know where your Christmas presents come from?

Research feature: December 2014
Dr Cook talks about where the gifts under our trees come from.
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Inspiring research celebrated at Impact Awards

Research feature: December 2013
World-class research from the University of Exeter was celebrated at the Exeter #Impact Awards.
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The impact of microplastics on marine life

Research feature: December 2013
Exeter researchers study how microscopic pieces of plastic affect sea creatures.
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Outstanding Impact in Arts and Culture

Research feature: December 2013
A look at the projects shortlisted for the Impact Awards Outstanding Impact in Arts and Culture.
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Exeter academic features in living history series

Research feature: December 2013
Find out how Prof James Clark contributed to the BBC's Tudor Monastery Farm.
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Science, Technology and Culture

Research feature: December 2013
Find out how a talk from a leading geographer feeds into our Humanities and Social Sciences strategy.
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Enterprise

Research feature: November 2013
We're taking a look at the projects shortlisted for the Exeter Impact Awards Enterprise Award.
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Outstanding impact in policy and education

Research feature: November 2013
More on the projects shortlisted in the policy and education category of the Impact Awards.
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Outstanding public engagement

Research feature: November 2013
A closer look at the projects that have been shortlisted for the public engagement category of the Exeter Impact Awards.
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Exeter's contribution to diabetes research

Research feature November 2013
To celebrate World Diabetes Day we take a look at Exeter's life altering diabetes research.
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The regional partnership award

Research feature: November 2013
A closer look at the shortlisted projects for the George Smith regional partnership Impact Award
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Technology

Research feature: October 2013
A closer look at the shortlisted projects in the Exeter Impact Awards Technology category.
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Betina Winkler's Daphne Jackson fellowship

Research feature October 2013
A Daphne Jackson fellowship helped Dr Betina Winkler return to an academic career.
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Health and wellbeing

Research feature: October 2013
Find out more about the candidates for the Exeter Impact Awards health and wellbeing category.
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Facing climate risks

Research feature: October 2013
Environmental risks are being investigated by work funded by the AXA Research Fund.
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Sustainable futures

Research feature: October 2013
Take a closer look at the shortlisted projects for the sustainable futures Exeter Impact Award.
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Exeter expert offers insight into the Egypt conflict

Research feature: September 2013 Dr Omar Ashour has offered insight and expertise to the media on the Egyptian conflicts.
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Redressing the gender balance

Research feature: September 2013
Exeter research addresses the under-representation of women in surgical roles.
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The secret lives of snails

Research feature: August 2013
A study reveals the dangers of lungworm carried by snails to dogs.
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Rain, rain go away

Research feature July 2013
Our academics took part in a Met Office conference to discuss unusual seasonal weather.
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