Review showcases Sussex research
The University’s Research Review for 2013 – Excellence and Impact – has been published, showcasing some of Sussex’s latest research findings and applications.
The research activity covered this year includes neuroscience, energy policy, DNA replication and genetic stability, digital media and internet policy, consciousness and adoption research and practice.
Three of these areas – energy policy , DNA replication and adoption – are also featured in short online videos.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Michael Farthing, says: “From the pioneering work on consciousness science being conducted in the Sackler Centre, to the work on reducing energy emissions by the Sussex Energy Group, to the latest work on law and the internet and social media, our characteristic interdisciplinary approach tackling real-world issues continues to be a mainstay of our work.
“Acknowledging and celebrating our research work is an important part of what we do as an academic community. I want to make sure that we are sharing what we are doing across the University and with the wider world.”
The Research Review was launched at the Royal Society in London on Thursday (13 June) as guests from government, research councils, the public sector and business mixed with leading Sussex researchers.
Alumna Professor Georgina Mace, who graduated from Sussex in 1979 with a DPhil in Biology, was the main speaker. Professor Mace was Director of the NERC Centre for Population Biology at Imperial College before joining University College London in 2012 as Professor of Biodiversity and Ecosystems.
Professor Michael Davies, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research), said: “I am pleased to be able to present and promote to the wider community the excellent research that Sussex undertakes.
“Through this publication and associated videos and events, we are able to showcase some of the significant contributions to knowledge in our society being made by our research community. Creating and taking such opportunities are important for explaining the work we do and demonstrating the fundamental value of our research.
“I want to thank all colleagues who have contributed to this year’s Review - and we’re already looking out for ideas for 2014."
Hard copies of the Research Review will be sent to key external in the research councils and government and copies will be made available to all schools of study.
The 2013 Research Review will be published online on Monday 17 June at the Research website.
Posted on behalf of: University of Sussex
Last updated: Friday, 14 June 2013