Category: <span>Research</span>

How our sleep, body clock and mental health are linked

by Dr Sarah Chellappa Problems with our sleep and internal body clock can trigger or worsen a range of psychiatric disorders, according to a new review of recent research evidence. Our latest review, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), suggests gaining a better understanding of the relationship …

Green space vital to student wellbeing during COVID-19 pandemic

Greenspace use was linked to group membership and social support, suggesting that during strict social restrictions these areas promoted social connectedness. Greenspace was also linked to physical activity, demonstrating benefits to physical and¬†mental wellbeing. The team suggest promoting the use of greenspace for students as a way to improve wellbeing, particularly in times when social interaction is restricted or limited. ‚ÄúWith the Spring season approaching, I encourage our students to make time to¬†go¬†outside and enjoy the free benefits to your wellbeing! Our campus and surrounding spaces are all beautiful, Valley Gardens is a particularly nice place for a coffee or a break from study.‚ÄĚ

Giving a voice to young people with anorexia

By Lauren Clancy, Psychology BSc Student ‚ÄúNothing tastes as good as skinny feels‚ÄĚ, a flippant comment made by an admired super model many years ago. However, for many young people, this is still a mantra in a world that glamourises and romanticises eating disorders. In reality, anorexia nervosa has the …