Media coverage - June 2017

The House hosts 'Question Time'

Our state-of-the-art performing arts centre was transformed to host the BBC’s flagship political debate programme. David Dimbleby and leading commentators shared a lively debate on the 1st anniversary of Brexit referendum.

Read more about the ‘Question Time’ broadcast

Value of music for people who struggle to speak

Music sessions can help millions who struggle to speak to lead a richer life, according to a research project led by Professor Jocey Quinn and Claudia Blandon of University of Plymouth Institute of Education, alongside Plymouth Music Zone.

Read more in the ‘Daily Mail’

Virtual reality could help to reduce dental patient anxiety levels

A team of researchers at the Universities of Plymouth, Exeter and Birmingham have found that a virtual reality walk on a beach improves patient experiences of common dental procedures such as fillings and extractions.

BBC article on how virtual reality could help dental patients

Protecting children against online abuse

Andy Phippen, Professor of Children and Technology, spoke to Irish publication 'The Journal' on the importance of educating children about the dangers of sharing information online.

‘Journal.ie’ article on Andy’s recommendations

Uncovering history of ancestral home with Earl of Devon

The University’s Cornerstone Heritage research group has appeared in local media for its work to reveal details of the remarkable transformation of Powderham Castle from a medieval stronghold into a Georgian country residence in the 18th Century.

Details of the project

Setting global medical device standards

Judy Edworthy, Professor of Applied Psychology and the Director of the University’s Cognition Institute, is featured on international website Med India, after leading a study which aims to safeguard staff responding to alarms in the clinical setting.

Read more about Judy’s study in ‘Med India’

The changing economics of small rural communities

Chris Balch, Professor of Planning in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, is quoted in 'The Guardian', saying “The truly rural place hardly exists any longer. It’s all connected to an urban base, and that’s the change."

Read ‘The Guardian’ article

Investigating causes of sea level falls in Dead Sea

Sea levels in the Dead Sea are falling by around one metre per year, and University academics, led by Professor Georgy Shapiro, are conducting research to establish why.

See the full article in Phys.org

EPIC project to help patients in Cornwall

A project to find the best uses of technology in healthcare delivery across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has featured in media across the South West.

Pirate FM feature on EPIC

Brain scans exploring dementia in the South West

Dr Matt Roser, Lecturer in Psychology, has appeared in local media discussing a new database of brain images and behavioural data helping to investigate dementia in the South West, known as Peninsula Dementia Brain-image Database (PDBID).