Edge Hill set for fortnight of entertainment and inspiration

Programmed by Edge Hill’s three Research Institute, the Festival of Ideas is a series of talks, exhibitions and performances featuring famous faces and industry influencers to engage academics, students and members of the public in topical conversations and debates.

Edge Hill academics support men’s mental health programme

Edge Hill University academics have helped a sporting charity secure funding to extend a successful mental health programme for men. The University’s sport and mental health research team were commissioned by Rugby League Cares (RL Cares) to explore the impact of their Offload programme which aims to improve men’s mental health; the results are now […]

Academic highlights the ‘hidden’ violence plaguing the sports world

An academic at Edge Hill University’s new Centre for Child Protection and Safeguarding in Sport has voiced concerns about the ‘hidden’ violence plaguing the sports world.

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Law academic tells UK government how to tackle irregular migration in the Mediterranean

A Senior Lecturer in Law at Edge Hill University has recommended the UK government should tackle the root causes of migration, promptly provide legal ways into Europe and not push-back rescued or intercepted migrants to Libya for possible abuse and torture.

Research reveals Universal Credit tenants fall into rent arrears putting them at risk of eviction

Over half of private landlords with Universal Credit tenants have experienced them going into rent arrears in the past 12 months, with landlords owed £2,187 on average. Most of these landlords (82%) said that the arrears began after their tenants started a new claim for or migrated onto Universal Credit. These are the findings of […]

Boxing legend Bruno rounds off Edge Hill conference

Former world heavyweight boxing champion Frank Bruno was the guest of honour as Edge Hill University hosted the Emergency Services Mental Health and Wellbeing Conference.