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OU researchers lead £1M software engineering project

A project which will change the culture of software engineering is being led by an OU academic.

20th April 2020
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Former OU PhD student involved in discovering new planet

Pamela Rowden, a former PhD student at the OU, vetted Kepler-1649c, an Earth-size exoplanet, which has just been discovered.

17th April 2020
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Creating effective work-home boundaries while in isolation

Many of us have settled into a new routine of working from our homes to respect the “Stay at Home” Coronavirus guidance and report that the two worlds often merge.

16th April 2020
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OU researchers launch COVID-19 science project

OU researchers are using their citizen science platform, nQuire, to capture people’s experiences of the impact of COVID-19 on their lives.

8th April 2020
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OU academic leads new UK guidance on research ethics

New guidance on research ethics, promoting the development of best practice, which was led by an Open University academic, launches this week (8 April 2020).

8th April 2020

Two former OU PhD students selected by NASA for outstanding research

Two academics who did their PhDs in planetary sciences at the OU, have been selected by NASA to be funded to advance their research.

7th April 2020
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Research into the efficacy of pregnancy apps as baby boom predicted

A paper by OU researchers which questions the efficacy of pregnancy apps just as experts predict a baby boom, is published in the British Medical Journal Sexual & Reproductive Health this week (6 April 2020).

6th April 2020
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OU academic honoured for outstanding contributions to research

Parvati Raghuram, OU Professor of Geography and Migration has just elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in recognition of her outstanding contributions to research and to the application of social science to policy, education, society and the economy.

2nd April 2020
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Research shows the benefits of virtual music

As communities turn to music as a source of comfort in the current Coronavirus pandemic, Dr Rosemary Golding, Senior Lecturer in Music, traces history from the time of the Ancient Greeks, to explain why music, even in the virtual sense, is just “as good for the soul”.

2nd April 2020
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Sustaining relationships during Coronavirus

Jacqui Gabb, OU Professor of Sociology and Intimacy does research into intimacy and family life, with particular emphasis on the contemporary dynamics of policy, professional practice and personal relationships. The necessary restrictions imposed during the Coronavirus pandemic are likely to put pressure on our relationships and family life. 

2nd April 2020

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