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Criminology / Forensics - Computer Science - 04.08.2020
’Deepfakes’ ranked as most serious AI crime threat
Fake audio or video content has been ranked by experts as the most worrying use of artificial intelligence in terms of its potential applications for crime or terrorism, according to a new UCL report. The study, published in Crime Science and funded by the Dawes Centre for Future Crime at UCL (and available as a policy briefing), identified 20 ways AI could be used to facilitate crime over the next 15 years.

Event - Life Sciences - 04.08.2020

Health - 04.08.2020
Covid-19 leaves unpaid carers without physical and mental health treatment
Carers have had to provide more care for older, disabled or seriously ill relatives or friends, and millions more people took on an unpaid caring role.

Career - 04.08.2020
Opinion: Covid will force us to reimagine the office. Let’s get it right this time
In an op-ed for the Guardian, Dr Kerstin Sailer (UCL Bartlett School of Architecture) says the Covid-19 pandemic has caused us redefine the working environment, but with many unable to adequately work from home, we should not give up on shared working spaces.

Health - Innovation - 03.08.2020
UCL receives Research England grant as part of TenU
UCL, working in partnership with ten of the world's top universities, has been awarded a share of 1.5 million in two grants from The Research England Development (RED) Fund to share and develop improved approaches to commercialising university research for societal and economic benefit, both internationally and in the UK.

Health - Pharmacology - 03.08.2020
UCL Technology Fund announces first close of 100m Fund 2
UCL Technology Fund (UCLTF), managed by AlbionVC in collaboration with UCL Business (UCLB)(the university's commercialisation company and part of UCL Innovation & Enterprise), announces first close of a 100m target Fund 2.

Economics / Business - 31.07.2020
Opinion: Extending help-to-buy will only make the housing crisis worse
Policy Fellow Laurie Macfarlane (UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose) asserts that the UK Government's help-to-buy scheme has contributed to a housing crisis and asserts people should stay away from "our addiction to house price growth".

Mathematics - 30.07.2020
Bristol working with the Office for National Statistics to aid local UN Sustainable Development Goal data reporting across the UK
Bristol working with the Office for National Statistics to aid local UN Sustainable Development Goal data reporting across the UK
The ONS is one of the leading data institutes globally in the reporting of SDG data, with headline data for 78 per cent of the SDG indicators.

Health - Social Sciences - 30.07.2020
Four in 10 dementia cases could be prevented or delayed
Modifying 12 risk factors from childhood to late life could delay or prevent 40% of dementia cases, according to a new report led by UCL researchers.

Pedagogy - 30.07.2020

Pedagogy - Career - 30.07.2020
Hours worked dropped by 40% in lockdown
The number of hours worked in Britain dropped significantly in lockdown, with mothers most likely to sacrifice work for home schooling and developmental play, according to new research from the UCL Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS). Two briefing papers, published today by CLS, use new data from a survey of over 18,000 people who take part in UCL's cohort studies to analyse work, finances and parenting among four generations who were born in 1958, 1970, 1989-90, and 2000-02.

Life Sciences - Environment - 30.07.2020
One quarter of native mammals now at risk of extinction in Britain
One quarter of native mammals now at risk of extinction in Britain
The first official Red List for British Mammals, led by a University of Sussex Professor shows that 11 of the 47 mammals native to Britain are classified as being at imminent risk of extinction.

Health - Social Sciences - 29.07.2020
To investigate links between COVID-19 and ethnicity
UCL academics will play key roles in three new nationally funded research studies, which aim to improve our understanding of the links between COVID-19 and ethnicity.

Social Sciences - Career - 29.07.2020
Vulnerable families at risk as health visitor workloads increase
Health visitors are concerned that the needs of children have been missed due to staff redeployment to support the Covid-19 workforce and increased caseloads, according to a new UCL survey.

Social Sciences - Health - 29.07.2020
Kenyan government must tackle pandemic-related sexual and domestic violence
Urgent action is needed to protect women and girls in Kenya from increased sexual and domestic violence in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, say researchers at the University of Birmingham. The team investigated ways in which the pandemic has heightened the risk of violence across the whole population in Kenya.

Social Sciences - Health - 28.07.2020
Practitioners who support young adults needed to take part in digital technology study
The study, led by the University of Bristol and supported by the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute , will work with key stakeholders, including health and social care practitioners, to explore questions

Economics / Business - Environment - 28.07.2020
Opinion: We urgently need new tools to measure economic recovery after coronavirus
With world economic GDP figures estimated to face the biggest drop since 2008, Dr Al'ah Shehabi (UCL Institute for Global Prosperity) explains why new tools are needed for countries to measure their welfare following times of crisis.

Health - Life Sciences - 27.07.2020
New pinprick blood test for Covid-19
A convenient, low-cost blood test for Covid-19 has been developed by scientists in Wales. Dried blood spot (DBS) samples have been used since the 1960s to test newborn babies for inherited disorders.

Environment - Social Sciences - 27.07.2020
To end King Coal’s reign, must his loyal subjects get paid? Compensating phase-out losers for a just transition
The huge task of phasing out coal requires a detailed roadmap to sequence coal plant retirement with a range of policy instruments and support for key stakeholders which will expand current notions of a just transition, leading energy experts have said.

History / Archeology - Social Sciences - 27.07.2020

Health - 27.07.2020
Naveed Sattar contributes to key PHE COVID-19 obesity paper
Professor Naveed Sattar contributes to key PHE COVID-19 obesity paper Professor Naveed Sattar, the University of Glasgow's professor of metabolic medicine and an expert in prevention and management o

Social Sciences - 27.07.2020
UofG study to explore how lockdown impacts on some of the most vulnerable in Scotland
A project that will explore how lockdown has impacted on those who were already isolated or marginalised has been launched by the University of Glasgow.

Law - Criminology / Forensics - 27.07.2020
Opinion: Genocide or not, the Uighurs need urgent international support
In an op-ed, Professor Philippe Sands (UCL Laws) explains why the focus on the word 'genocide' skews our responses to other acts of mass atrocity.

Health - Pharmacology - 24.07.2020
Covid-19 vaccine trialled in healthy volunteers
A UCL supported trial, which is testing the Covid-19 vaccine candidate developed by Imperial College London, is now recruiting members of the public at UCLH.

Health - Pharmacology - 24.07.2020
UCL supports trialling of Covid-19 vaccine in healthy volunteers
A UCL supported trial, which is testing the Covid-19 vaccine candidate developed by Imperial College London, is now recruiting members of the public at UCLH.

Social Sciences - Law - 24.07.2020

Criminology / Forensics - 24.07.2020
Opinion: The UK must urgently adapt to Russia’s ’dark power’ tactics
Professor Mark Galeotti (UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies) discusses the ways Russia seeks to divide and destabilise Western democracies like the UK, arguing that we must learn how to adapt and respond to their methods.

Health - Mathematics - 24.07.2020
New 2.6m centre seeks to improve care for critically ill
Scientists at a new UCL centre will use tools such as machine learning to analyse intensive care data from two London hospitals to find clues that will improve the care of critically ill adults and babies.

Health - Career - 24.07.2020
Furlough 'stemmed the tide' of poor mental health during UK lockdown
Furlough ’stemmed the tide’ of poor mental health during UK lockdown
Researchers say the UK government should ask employers to share out reduced hours rather than lose workers, in order to mitigate a looming mental health crisis as furlough is rolled back. We urge the Chancellor to tell employers to cut hours not people Brendan Burchell Furloughing workers, as well as reducing worker hours, has helped to stem the tide of mental health problems expected to result from the coronavirus crisis, according to a team of sociologists led by the University of Cambridge.

Health - Social Sciences - 24.07.2020
Opening schools - and keeping them open - should be prioritised by Government, report says
Opening schools - and keeping them open - should be prioritised by Government, report says
Keeping schools open from September should be a Government priority as it manages the COVID-19 pandemic, while closures could have severe social and economic effects that endure for decades, according to a new report.

Pedagogy - Social Sciences - 24.07.2020
Opening schools should be prioritised
The report, Balancing the risks of pupils returning to schools, highlights the potential impact on the 13 year groups of students who have been affected by the lockdown.

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