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OU funds digital therapy for LGBTIQ+ youth in COVID-19

An Open University (OU) COVID-19 Rapid Response funding scheme is supporting updates to an existing digital therapy program in order to better support the mental health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/trans, intersex and questioning (LGBTIQ+) youth.

19th November 2020
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New method to simulate artificial tissue

A new method to simulate how artificial tissue can be grown in the lab to repair injuries and to provide better ways of testing new medicines without using animals has been developed by an OU researcher.

19th November 2020
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Research informed interactive to promote safer driving

A research-informed interactive which challenges users to see if they can drive safely and work effectively at the same time, has been launched during Road safety week.

18th November 2020
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Research into the impact of coronavirus on young Black Britons

An OU academic has received funding to research the impact of COVID-19 on young Black Britons.

18th November 2020
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Research grant to support workplace inclusion of migrants in Italy

An OU academic is researching the experiences of migrants in the workplace in the Aosta Valley region in Italy, an area with an increasing migrant and refugee population.

10th November 2020
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OU academic joins Global Education Evidence Advisory Panel

An OU academic has joined the Global Education Evidence Advisory Panel to share his international research and expertise on education systems in Africa.

9th November 2020
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Is the pandemic changing our view of populist leaders?

The US election has led Dr Kesi Mahendran, a social and political psychologist at the OU, to shed new light on this crucially important vote and specifically its headline player Donald Trump.

4th November 2020
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Providing access to OU laboratory expertise for food manufacturer

A collaboration between the OU and H E Stringer Flavours (HESF) will enable HESF to develop protocols that will accelerate the evaluation of new products and materials for commercialisation. 

3rd November 2020
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OU researcher calls for universal access to healthcare

A report calling for universal access to healthcare and raising the needs of migrants denied healthcare has been co-authored by an OU academic.

2nd November 2020
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OU research supports society across multiple sectors in pandemic response

The coronavirus pandemic presented the world with challenges which The Open University has sought to address right from the outset.

23rd October 2020

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