Microbiologists hoping to discover how bacteria in soil makes antibiotics

Edge Hill microbiologists are hoping to discover how bacteria in soil makes antibiotics, so they can be genetically modified to make more antibiotics in a laboratory setting. Dr Lorena Fernández-Martínez at Edge Hill University is beginning three-years of research* to uncover how harmless bacteria (Streptomyces) make many antibiotics in soil. Yet, when these bacteria are […]

China experience gives new teacher the edge

Newly-qualified teacher Danielle Barrett, who completed her Early Years PGCE at Edge Hill University in July, took part in the the Study China programme thanks to support from the University’s Student Opportunity Fund.

Study shows app reduces anxiety in children going to hospital

    A study at Edge Hill University to help develop and evaluate an app for children going to hospital for a procedure has shown that its use reduces fear and anxiety in children and their parents. Thanks to funding from the UK’s Innovation Agency, Lucy Bray, Professor of Child Health Literacy carried out the […]

Academic announces new book about queer theology

Senior Lecturer in Theology and Religion at Edge Hill University, Dr Chris Greenough is publishing a new book called Queer Theologies: The Basics.

Edge Hill professor expert in national health guidelines

Professor of Physical Activity Education Stuart Fairclough sitting down in a grey suit

Professor Stuart Fairclough from Edge Hill University’s Department of Sport and Physical Activity worked with other experts to inform the updated national guidelines on physical activity

Dean of Education reflects on teacher pay reform announcement

Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Education Dr Jane Moore

“The news that new teachers’ salaries are due to be increased is undoubtedly welcome.” Dr Jane Moore talks about the impact the salary increase might have on those in teaching.

University partners hospital to see if fully immersive experiences can improve the training of those delivering lifesaving operations

Ground breaking research is underway at Edge Hill University’s Medical School to see if training medical professionals in a fully immersive, mixed reality environment can improve their ability to deliver lifesaving operations.