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13 Academics

A new series of research articles from 13 academics at the University of Bradford

The path to innovation is paved with research. 13 Academics is a content series that showcases the journey of some of Bradford’s leading researchers, covering topics that vary from Mole Rats to Mars, Antibiotics to Anthropology. One new article will be published each month – many of which gaining the attention of global media within hours of publication. We’re proud of the research coming out of the University of Bradford, and this series will show you why.

Featured Academics - one per month - will include :

  • Part one : Gisela Helfer - Chronobiology, Naked Mole Rats and Why it’s Time to Stop Putting the Clocks Back

  • Part two : Fiona Macaulay - Peace is the bigger picture - How a love of languages led to a passion for social justice

  • Part three : Ana Cristina Costa - Could you tolerate your work colleagues on Mars?

  • Part four : Marina Bloj - From cave paintings to CGI...the undiscovered universe of how we see the world 

  • Part five : Melanie Cooper - A Midwife’s Mission to bring Dignity to Pregnant Migrant Women

  • Part six : Sankar Sivarajah - Drone Swarms and a Quantum Computing Revolution - The world of agri-tech

  • Part seven : Dhaval Thakker - Explainable AI will Tackle Societal Challenges
  • Part eight : Rami Qahwaji - “We Need to Forecast Space Weather Better”

  • Part nine : Andrew Smith - The Forgotten Workers
  • Part ten : Neema Ghorbani Mojarrad - How Does a Curved Screen Effect the Eye?

  • Part eleven : Samina Karim - Tackling Child Abuse in Pakistan

  • Part twelve: Andrea Capstick - Coronavirus and Dementia in Care Homes 

Academic of the month

Dr Andrea Capstick - Associate Professor

Twenty dementia care practitioners were involved in the recent study, most of whom are working within residential and nursing homes in the UK.  The study showed that social care staff have faced extensive challenges and a ‘lack of guidance’ during the COVID-19 pandemic. Frequently changing policies and guidance which took little account of the nature of dementia, are amongst a list of serious concerns unearthed by University of Bradford researchers


Part twelve of the 13 academics series : Coronavirus and Dementia in Care Homes

See below for previous articles. 

Head and shoulders photo of Andrea Capstick