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Research films

The University of Brighton is engaged in ground-breaking research which has the potential of bringing far-reaching benefits around the world and locally.

The following films explain in detail what some of our research projects are about and show how our staff and students are striving to make a difference and improve the way we live.

Research films

Richard Faragher

Professor Faragher talks about his research into ageing
Richard Faragher is professor of biogerontology at the University of Brighton. Here he talks about his research into ageing.



Phil Ashworth

Understanding the world's largest rivers
Phil Ashworth is professor of physical geography at the University of Brighton. He is investigating how the biggest rivers in the world operate, and how they sculpt our fragile earth surface.



Alan Tomlinson

Sport: investigating the power behind the passion
Alan Tomlinson is a professor of leisure studies at the University of Brighton. He provides informed opinion and analysis, challenging the rhetoric and puncturing the myths widely associated with sport.



Design Histories

Design Histories
Jonathan Woodham is a professor of the history of design at the University of Brighton. In this short film Jonathan demonstrates his work through recent exhibitions and collections.



Visual communication with diagrams

Visual communication with diagrams
Gem Stapleton is a reader in computer science at the University of Brighton. This short film demonstrates her work in the area of visual languages, which aims to make complex mathematical ideas accessible by using diagrams instead of symbols.



Exploring opportunity in the labour market

Exploring opportunity in the labour market
Professor Jacqueline O'Reilly looks at how labour market restructuring affects the quality of employment for people and firms.



Building the evidence base for musculo-skeletal research

Building the evidence base for musculo-skeletal research
Professor Ann Moore is catalysing change amongst the allied health professions through her work in creating an evidence base for musculo-skeletal research.



Emotionally durable design

Emotionally durable design
Dr Chapman's research presents strategic counterpoints to 'throwaway society', by developing design tools that enhance the resilience of relationships between people and their products.



Diabetes - searching for a cure

Diabetes - searching for a cure
The holy grail for diabetes researchers will always be the finding a cure for this disease that affects more than 285 million people worldwide.



How to save fuel and cut emissions  at a stroke

How to save fuel and cut emissions - at a stroke
A new car engine that switches between a two-stroke and a four-stroke modes promises to reduce fuel consumption by one quarter.



Cosmic Drums: Where art illustrates science

Cosmic Drums: Where art illustrates science
Through a collaboration of art and science, the TIMELINE sculpture makes invisible radioactive particles not only visible but audible too...



How can we convert CO2 into useable nanomaterials

How can we convert CO2 into useable nanomaterials
Imagine if we could break CO2 back down into its harmless building blocks instead of pumping billions of tonnes of it into the atmosphere every year...



Could pond snails unlock the secrets of a healthier old age

Could pond snails unlock the secrets of a healthier old age
Pond snails suffer the same memory loss as humans and by studying their brain functions, scientists hope to find new treatments...



Inclusive art

Inclusive art
The artwork says it all: see how artists with learning disabilities and university students are working side-by-side to make high quality art in a vibrant and inclusive environment...



CETLD

Joined up design
The Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning through Design (CETLD) is a unique venture bringing together object based learning in Higher Education and Museums



Count Me In Too: Social change for LGBT people

Social change for LGBT people
Count Me In Too is an award-winning project that seeks progress and social change for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people in the south-east coastal area...



Steve Flowers on innovation

Steve Flowers on innovation
Professor Flowers' research has been looking at how government policy can help encourage innovation which is led by users or consumers...



James Ebdon on water pollution

James Ebdon on water pollution
The discovery of a bacterium in a sewage treatment works by Dr James Ebdon could be the first step to a cheap and simple test for water pollution that could save lives around the world....



Peter Squires on gun crime

Peter Squires on gun crime
Brighton criminologist, Professor Peter Squires has put the issue of gun crime in perspective and set out what he and his team of colleagues think is the best way to tackle it...


 

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