It has been wonderful to see the impact that KASPAR has had and I commend the University for taking this research so far.
Jane Asher, President of the National Autistic Society and Patron of TRACKS Autism
Parents and teachers have been surprised by the results they have witnessed – some seeing their child interact, mimic or make eye contact for the first time in their school.
Professor Kerstin Dautenhahn
By exploiting a unique magnetic property of asbestos, we developed a new detection method which can provide on-site, real-time identification of the dangerous asbestos fibres.
Professor Paul Kaye at the University of Hertfordshire’s School of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics
The team hopes that, over time, the new detector will help to reduce the 100,000 annual death toll that the World Health Organisation attributes to occupational exposure to airborne asbestos.
Professor Paul Kaye at the University of Hertfordshire’s School of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics
All the children were highly susceptible to gesture and spoke about extra information fraudulently planted by the interviewer
Dr Liz Kirk, University of Hertfordshire
This has serious implications for forensic interview of child witnesses, particularly where they may have witnessed a traumatic event which they may have to confront again during questioning. Interviewers need to think very carefully not just about what they say, but how they say it.
Dr Liz Kirk, University of Hertfordshire
We need to ...develop strategies for deploying crop resistance for rapeseed which can then be applied to a wide range of crop systems.
Dr Henrik Stotz, Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Hertfordshire’s School of Life and Medical Sciences
We are investigating potential new drugs to block a protein called S100P which has been shown to be involved in the growth and spread of pancreatic cancer, as well as some other common cancers
Dr Sharon Rossiter, principal investigator and medicinal chemist at the University of Hertfordshire’s Department of Pharmacy
This new technique will help to understand the role that supermassive black holes played during the formation of galaxies.
Marc Sarzi, University of Hertfordshire’s Centre for Astrophysics Research
Many people with dementia have additional long-term health problems which, if not managed well, can make a person’s dementia worse or lead to unplanned hospital admissions.
Dr Frances Bunn, University of Hertfordshire
The behavioural symptoms often experienced by people with dementia can put them at risk, affect their quality of life and also be very stressful for those providing care and support.
Dr Daksha Trivedi, University of Hertfordshire
Tau Ceti is one of our nearest cosmic neighbours and so bright that we may be able to study the atmospheres of these planets in the not too distant future.
James Jenkins, Universidad de Chile and Visiting Fellow at the University of Hertfordshire
We pioneered new data modelling techniques ...which increased our ability to find low mass planets.
Mikko Tuomi, from the University of Hertfordshire
Older people taking part in our study said that services are most effective for them when there is continuity of care through a specific professional.
Professor Claire Goodman
More importantly, with a key professional to speak to about their healthcare, the older person and their family can be more involved in reviews and decisions.
Professor Claire Goodman
Over the last decade in the UK, a wide range of programmes have been made available to healthcare workers and educators to reduce violence and associated triggers.
Professor Fiona Brooks
The longer orbit of the new planet means that its climate and atmosphere may be just right to support life.
Hugh Jones, University of Hertfordshire
We pioneered new data analysis techniques....to reveal three new super-Earth planets around the star known as HD 40307, making it into a six-planet system.
Mikko Tuomi, University of Hertfordshire
...there is no reason why such a planet could not sustain an Earth-like climate,
Guillem Anglada-Escude, University of Goettingen
The needs of people with dementia and their carers are complex and varied which makes diagnosing and supporting this group particularly challenging
Dr Frances Bunn
The standard of the submissions has been extremely high and their content is quite breath-taking. Gaining a Primary Science Quality Award is a significant achievement for a school.
Jane Turner, Associate Director Science Learning Centre East of England and PSQM project leader
Using modern DNA techniques to detect and quantify the pathogen in potatoes enables us to better understand the spread of potato late blight.
Professor Bruce Fitt
Unlike mental decline associated with normal aging, something about Alzheimer’s specifically disadvantages women.
Professor Keith Laws
These research grants provide a fantastic opportunity for enthusiastic and capable students.
Dr Kirk