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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.

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Simulation lab launched enabling research into human-machine interaction

7 April 2021

The simulation lab at the Centre for Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Human-Machine Systems (IROHMS) has been officially launched as part of a virtual event.

Sleep study discovery could hold key to tackling PTSD and other anxiety disorders

25 March 2021

Cardiff University experts are researching ways to use sleep to reduce emotion around bad memories

Controversy around fracking has hit public trust in new climate technologies, study suggests

8 March 2021

Cardiff University research gauged public opinion on crucial new technologies to tackle climate change

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Women better at reading minds than men – new study

12 February 2021

Psychologists develop first ‘mind-reading questionnaire’ to assess how well people understand what others are really thinking

Amy Murray

Cardiff University student gets first author on research paper – before she’s even finished her first degree

4 February 2021

Neurosciences student was inspired into brain research after struggling with depression as a teenager

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Pioneering research-based app aims to support people not able to have the children they wish for

26 January 2021

Cardiff University researchers hope self-help app will offer crucial support during COVID-19 pandemic

Hermione Hyde

Clinical criteria for diagnosing autism inadequate for people with genetic conditions, research suggests

4 January 2021

More than half of individuals with one of four genetic conditions had significant autistic symptoms, despite not qualifying for formal diagnosis

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Social media messages help reduce meat consumption

9 December 2020

New study shows success of direct messages sent via Facebook chat on reducing the amount of red and processed meat in our diets

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New survey reveals toll of COVID-19 on mental health in Wales

11 November 2020

Joint research by Cardiff and Swansea Universities suggests large decrease in mental wellbeing from pre-pandemic-levels

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Cardiff University research-led project aims to produce ‘shared vision’ on UK's net zero pledge

9 November 2020

Project will seek to identify steps to deliver target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050

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Climate scientists fly more than other researchers, first global study suggests

19 October 2020

Cardiff University research also suggests climate researchers do more to offset their flying

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New report reveals lack of mental health support for skin disease patients

5 October 2020

Cardiff University expert says report recommendations aim to address ‘woeful’ provision

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Doll play activates brain regions associated with empathy and social skills - new study

1 October 2020

Cardiff University researchers are first to use neuroimaging to explore impact of doll play in children

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People with hidden medical conditions create drawings to document the impact of lockdown

27 August 2020

Artwork captures “sense of isolation and longing for human contact”

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‘Outstanding’ adoption services partnership

17 August 2020

University and third sector team receives highest grade from Innovate UK