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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.

The six-metre immersive igloo dome in the simulation lab.

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