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Health - Career - 17.05.2023
Just a slice: Surgeon-scientists reap small share of U.S. research grants
Just a slice: Surgeon-scientists reap small share of U.S. research grants
Around 30% of the global burden of disease is treatable with surgery. But surgeon-scientists receive very little research funding, a new study finds. Though 30% of the global burden of disease is treatable through surgery, surgeon-scientists make up less than 2% of U.S. researchers who receive funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a new Yale-led study finds.

Health - Career - 15.05.2023
Home working didn't harm mental health at the start of the pandemic
Home working didn’t harm mental health at the start of the pandemic
Writing in The Conversation, Dr Jacques Wels (UCL MRC Unit for Lifelong Health & Ageing) shares his new research which found home working was not detrimental to mental health in the early stages of the pandemic, but was associated with negative effects later on. One of the key changes to our daily lives brought about by the COVID pandemic was, for those able to do so, working from home.

Environment - Career - 12.05.2023
Finding ’hot spots’ where compounding environmental and economic risks converge
A new computational tool empowers decision-makers to target interventions. A computational tool developed by researchers at the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change pinpoints specific counties within the United States that are particularly vulnerable to economic distress resulting from a transition from fossil fuels to low-carbon energy sources.

Social Sciences - Career - 26.04.2023
Misconceptions Put Women Off STEM Subjects
Young women seem to be less drawn to degrees in science or technology. But what is putting them off? A sociological study at UZH has revealed that outdated gender stereotypes - such as supposed differences in analytical thinking - play a major role. Why do so few female school leavers with good grades in mathematics choose to study a technical subject - despite the high salaries and good employment prospects in the STEM sector? This question has long preoccupied the social sciences, especially as studies show that girls and boys do equally well in mathematics at school.

Career - Health - 25.04.2023
Quebec’s proposed new child labour law is a good start but the issues are complex
Two UdeM professors recommend approaches to regulating youth employment, based on their field research and expertise. The restrictions in Quebec's proposed Bill 19 , An Act respecting the regulation of work by children, are an excellent first step toward better regulating youth employment. But many parts of the law are vague and data from Quebec studies could help policy-makers legislate on this issue more effectively.

Health - Career - 19.04.2023
Minority ethnic doctors less likely to get specialty NHS training posts while some specialties show gender bias
Minority ethnic doctors less likely to get specialty NHS training posts while some specialties show gender bias
Most minority ethnic groups are less successful than their White British counterparts when applying to specialty training programmes in the NHS, Cambridge researchers have shown. Their analysis, published today in BMJ Open , also found that while female applicants are more successful overall, particular specialities tend to appeal to different genders.

Career - 19.04.2023
Analysis: Overconfidence dictates who gets ’top jobs’ and research shows men benefit more than women
Dr Nikki Sure and Anna Adamecz-Volgyi (both IOE, UCL's Faculty of Education and Society) describe in The Conversation how their research links a person's overconfidence in adolescence to their job market outcomes later in life. There has been a steady stream of popular literature in recent years telling women to "lean in", be more confident, and not worry about "imposter syndrome".

Health - Career - 19.04.2023
Reducing fatigue and errors among nurses working night shifts
Short exposure to bright light could help shift workers generally combat fatigue Nurses exposed to 40 minutes of bright light before their night shifts feel less fatigued and make fewer errors at work, according to a study led by McGill University. The nurses also slept better after their shifts. -Healthcare workers are experiencing high levels of fatigue due to staffing shortages, difficult schedules, and heavy workloads.

Social Sciences - Career - 17.04.2023
New book shines a light on migrant worker rights
New book shines a light on migrant worker rights
A new book, written by Associate Professor Anna Boucher, examines migrant exploitation experiences in major immigration countries, with a view to understanding how best to safeguard vulnerable migrant workers in Australia and internationally. A new book, Patterns of Exploitation , written by global migration expert Associate Professor Anna Boucher, Chair of the Discipline of Government and International Relations , is shining a light on global exploitation of migrant workers and how different national legal and policy frameworks can help or hinder the enforcement of their rights.

Career - 17.04.2023
Motherhood hits women’s earnings for a decade
A University of Queensland study has shown having a baby negatively affects a mother's employment earnings for up to 10 years. Researchers from UQ's Life Course Centre used data from the Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey to investigate the impact of parenthood on earnings across a period spanning 10 years prior to and 10 years after the birth of a child.

Career - Health - 17.04.2023
No Magic Number for Time It Takes to Form Habits
Putting on your workout clothes and getting to the gym can feel like a slog at first. Eventually, you might get in the habit of going to the gym and readily pop over to your Zumba class or for a run on the treadmill. A new study from social scientists at Caltech now shows how long it takes to form the gym habit: an average of about six months.

Career - Architecture - 23.03.2023
Essential workers face ever greater challenges
Research tracks geographic patterns of rising costs and declining housing affordability Frontline workers in essential public services play a critical role in our cities, but new research shows it's becoming more difficult for essential workers to live within reasonable commuting distance of their workplace.

Life Sciences - Career - 17.03.2023
Having the genetics of a night owl protects night shift workers against sleep loss
Some people have a genetic predisposition to being an 'evening person' and new research led by University of Oxford's Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science , published in the journal Sleep, finds this protects regular night shift workers against sleep penalties. Up to 25% of public sector employees in the UK do some form of night work.

Career - 16.03.2023
Employees tend to avoid taking breaks despite high levels of stress
Employees may feel pressure to continue working to get everything done on time Heavy workloads make employees feel a greater need for a break, but new research finds they may actually discourage employees from taking breaks at work despite causing high levels of stress, fatigue, and poor performance.

Health - Career - 28.02.2023
Precarious work associated with high BMI
A study from the University of Illinois Chicago links precarious work with increases in body mass index. The study adds to a growing body of evidence that precarious work may contribute to poor health outcomes. The UIC scientists who wrote the paper defined precarious work as an accumulation of -unfavorable facets of employment,- such as low wages, insecure employment contracts, irregular hours and lack of union representation.

Career - Health - 28.02.2023
Black and women scientists are less likely to have multiple research grants
Black and women scientists are less likely to have multiple research grants
Black and women scientists are less likely than white men to have more than two research grants, a disparity affecting career paths and scientific innovation. A growing number of researchers have more than two grants simultaneously from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), but women and Black researchers are less likely than white men to be among them, a new Yale study finds.

Career - 23.02.2023
Parliamentary activity of MPs is affected by their place in corporate networks
New research from experts based at The University of Manchester and Edinburgh Napier University has found evidence which suggests that MPs who are heavily embedded in corporate networks outside Westminster may be too busy to effectively perform their parliamentary duties. The research looked at the business connections of all current sitting MPs using data from Companies House.

Innovation - Career - 22.02.2023
Most Australians don’t trust AI in the workplace
A University of Queensland and KPMG Australia study has found only 40 percent of Australians trust the use of artificial intelligence (AI) at work. More than 17,000 people from 17 countries were surveyed about their trust and attitudes towards AI and its use at work, the perceived risks and benefits and expectations of its management and regulation.

Career - Economics - 14.02.2023
NWO Open Competition Grants toegekend aan SBE-onderzoekers
SBE-onderzoekers Anouk Festjens (MSCM) en Nico Pestel (ROA) hebben een NWO-subsidie gekregen voor hun onderzoeksprojecten in het domein Sociale en Geesteswetenschappen (SSH).

Career - Social Sciences - 10.02.2023
Research DIRCOM AlpSatellites: unlocking remote working in the Alpine region
The AlpSatellites project is moving forward: it aims at verifying the potential of remote working in alpine and remotes areas. At the end of the first phase of the quantitative reseach with stakeholders, researchers have been analizing the findings about the dynamic world of remote work and its ideal co-working settings.