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The 3 year £1.2million EPSRC funded Flexichem project started on 4th January 2022. The project can be summarised by the image below. Dr. Richard Hodgett will be leading work package 1 that is starting on the 1st February when Dr. David Palma Araneda joins the project team and LUBS. Richard and David will develop a…
Xingjie Wei has received funding from the LUBS Challenge Fund which aims to seed new and innovative grant proposals. Her project is entitled “Predicting inequality from digital textual data “. Predicting economic, social, and health outcomes is critical for informing and evaluating policies aimed at reducing inequality, but it also presents significant challenges because data…
Joshua Weller has received funding from the LUBS Challenge Fund which aims to seed new and innovative grant proposals. His project is entitled “Understanding the relationship between regional gambling behaviour and regional differences in personality”. Worldwide, gambling is a popular activity in which individuals engage in multiple ways, including lottery participation, casino and slots gaming,…
In partnership with DEFRA and the British Plant Breeding Society, PI Gulbanu Kaptan and CoIs Edgar Meyer and Joshua Weller (Leeds University Business School), and Huw Jones (Aberystwyth University) will be working with citizens to improve public’s knowledge on plant breeding and novel breeding methods, and understand the needs regarding a transparent food system that…
Peter Ayton’s paper ‘Persistence is futile: Chasing of past performance in repeated investment choices’ has been mentioned in Investment Week. You can link to the article here: https://www.investmentweek.co.uk/news-analysis/4040039/university-leeds-calls-investment-disclaimer-reform and to the paper here: https://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/172480/
Despite the benefits of the internet and other digital technology, the online world has been associated with a negative impact on university student wellbeing. Many university students report symptoms of pathological internet use. Internationally, further research is needed to understand what student users of technology perceive to be problematic internet and/or digital use. The current…
Xingjie Wei has given a webinar on how digital images affect audience perceptions in the Leeds Digital Festival 2021 on 23 September. Based on the research from image analytics, Xingjie provided advice on what visual elements should be considering when selecting images to use in marketing communications in order to maximise the impact on prospective…
Peter Ayton’s paper ‘Persistence is futile: Chasing of past performance in repeated investment choices’ has been mentioned in the Wall Street Journal. You can link to the article here: https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-investors-cant-kick-the-past-performance-habit-11627050982?mod=djintinvestor_t and to the paper here: https://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/172480/
Everyday life depends on people cooperating with one another and being willing to give things up for the greater public good This may involve either provisioning a public good e.g., giving money to charity, donating blood, or maintaining a public good e.g., refraining from over-use of antibiotics or panic buying of toilet rolls. There are…
Gulbanu Kaptan showcased her research on reducing food waste in the session on imagining sustainable features. The session was held on 14th July between 8-9pm. The youtube link to watch back is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oE9UAoFqnEo&t=5s. This year’s UoL Be Curious events have highlighted the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through four main themes, showcasing how research at Leeds…