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Research project awarded £1m in funding to uncover new ‘fingerprints’ of brain disease

27 May 2022

Cardiff University-led study will harness powerful imaging techniques and AI

Cardiff University pays tribute to Bobi Jones as it returns to Urdd National Eisteddfod

27 May 2022

Thousands expected to attend youth festival, where the University has a busy programme of events and will sponsor the Learner’s Medal

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapies programme aiming for level 2 accreditation

18 May 2022

Our CBT Postgraduate Diploma programme (PGDip) is aligning with the BABCP level 2 course accreditation, and will run as per level 2 requirements from September 2022.

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95% of research at the School of Psychology world-leading or internationally excellent

12 May 2022

The Research Excellence Framework results found that 95% of research at School of Psychology is officially world-leading or internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance, and rigour.

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Doll play prompts children to talk about others’ thoughts and emotions – new study

7 February 2022

Latest findings released from Cardiff University-led impact of doll play research

Face masks ‘make wearers look more attractive’, study suggests

13 January 2022

Cardiff University research finds wearers of medical masks rated most attractive

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Study finds children’s wellbeing badly affected by online learning

15 December 2021

A study co-authored by Professor Bob Snowden found that secondary school children struggled to concentrate and engage with schoolwork in the move to online learning during lockdown, negatively affecting their confidence and wellbeing.

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Early career researcher to advise government climate change policy

24 November 2021

Research Associate, Dr Caroline Verfuerth, has secured a major Welsh Government fellowship to advise policy makers on reducing environmental and agricultural carbon emissions.

Cardiff University heads to EXPO 2020 Dubai

10 November 2021

Cardiff University scientists are taking their research to the world stage at the EXPO 2020 Dubai, discussing the future of travel and how it will be influenced by electrification.

UK public concern over climate crisis ‘at all-time high’ as crucial COP26 summit begins

1 November 2021

Latest public opinion suggests majority believe ‘urgent’ action is needed from government and individuals

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School of Psychology professors providing Covid-19 policy advice to government

25 October 2021

Professors Nick Pidgeon and Tony Manstead, are part of a group of experts providing expert Covid-19 policy advice to Welsh Government.

“You have got to have faith in yourself”: Graduate achieves 2:1 less than two years after suffering a stroke

3 August 2021

Nia Phillips is celebrating with family after a challenging year

UK public view COVID-19 as a threat because of lockdowns, new study suggests

7 July 2021

Cardiff University-led research finds people judge pandemic risk by magnitude of policy response

New £2.8m research project to explore mental health outcomes for young people in care

28 June 2021

Researchers from Cardiff University will work in collaboration with Oxford, Bath and Bristol

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New French translation of autism SIGNS film will ‘help more families and further public understanding’

14 June 2021

A French version of the award-winning Birthday Party film has been created for frontline professionals in French speaking countries.

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Study sheds new light on link between Covid pressures and suicidal thoughts

2 June 2021

New research has revealed more about the impact Covid-19 and lockdown has had on the mental health and wellbeing of people in Wales.

Time to capitalise on COVID-19 disruptions to lock in green behaviours, say experts

19 May 2021

New analysis suggests lockdown easing is best time to shift people’s eco-habits

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Being around children makes adults more generous, say researchers

7 May 2021

According to new research, adults are more compassionate and are up to twice as likely to donate to charity when children are present.

Study shows how lockdown has increased mental health difficulties for vulnerable children

28 April 2021

Cardiff University research is first to assess impact of COVID-19 on ‘at risk’ children

Gardens and green space linked to better mental health during pandemic, study shows

16 April 2021

People with private gardens or living close to a public park reported better health outcomes during the first lockdown.