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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.

New for 2022:

2021 Featured Academics

  • 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 

  • Part thirteen: Andrew Wilson - Bog Bodies, Bronze Age Shields and Building 3D Digital Worlds

Academic of the month

Dr Karina Croucher - Associate Professor, School of Archaeological and Forensic Sciences

The psychology of death, dying and bereavement is a timely topic in the context of elevated levels of mortality associated with Covid-19. According to the British Psychological Society (BPS) we are poor at dealing with bereavement. Death and grieving are difficult topics but according to the BPS, open discussion can help the healing process. Research has shown that the “professional” and the “personal” mix together in surprising ways when professionals are faced with experiences of death and dead bodies. There is both ‘wonder’ and ‘ordeal’ in confronting the end of life. Generating new meanings for difficult experiences can help alleviate psychological distress.

13 academics series : The Role of Archaeology in Grief 

See below for previous articles. 

Dr Karina Croucher