Media coverage – June 2018

This image shows the mountain range on the edge of the Sputnik Planitia ice plain with dune formations (Image: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute)

Recycled electrical products lead to hazardous chemicals appearing in everyday items

Research by Dr Andrew Turner, Reader in Environmental Science, shows hazardous chemicals such as bromine, antimony and lead are finding their way into food-contact items and other everyday products because manufacturers are using recycled electrical equipment as a source of black plastic.

Top 10 ranking for ‘outstanding’ and ‘influential’ dental academic

Professor Liz Kay MBE, Associate Dean for Equality and Inclusion and Foundation Dean of the Peninsula Dental School, has been named the sixth most influential person in the dental profession by the magazine Dentistry.

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Delving into the psychology of scam victims 

Research co-authored by Professor Yaniv Hanoch from the School of Psychology has highlighted that people who ‘see the glass as half full’ are more likely to fall prey to marketing scams.

Deadly fungus found for first time in critically endangered amphibian species

A fungal pathogen which has led to the extinction of entire species in South America has been recorded for the first time in critically endangered amphibians in India.

Why take part in clinical trials?

Dr Camille Carroll has featured in national magazine, Progress – the official research publication of the charity Parkinson’s UK. She discusses her work on patient involvement in research, and explains how regularly talking to people with the condition has helped to shape the way she and other researchers conduct their research.

Read the feature about Dr Camille Carroll on page 27 of Progress

Who is to blame for marine litter?

Members of the public are more likely to blame the global marine litter crisis on retailers, industry and government, according to new research led by Dr Sabine Pahl and Professor Richard Thompson OBE.

As the ocean litter crisis worsens, who is to blame? (

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