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The University of East London (UEL) celebrated its diverse and innovative research recently at the sixth annual UEL Research Conference.
The one-day event, which was held at the university’s iconic SportsDock, featured presentations based on the latest work being carried out by UEL academics at all stages of their career from PhD students to renowned Professors.
The conference was also a chance for the university to launch its Research Strategy, which outlines an increased investment in research support including new fully-funded studentships and funding for international collaboration.
The UEL Research Conference 2014 featured fascinating talks on subjects such as health and wellbeing, education, equality, and cultural studies.
During one of the talks, Dr Symeon Dagkas from the School of Health, Sport and Bioscience, spoke about research into the perception of health and wellbeing amongst UK’s diverse migrant communities. Dr Dagkas highlighted the barriers still faced by migrant families such as access to services and language difficulties.
Professor Allan Brimicombe, head of the Centre for Geo-Information Studies at UEL, showed how crime can be predicted using statistics, and Fay Brauer, a Professor within the School of Arts and Digital Industries (ADI) explored the work of contemporary visual artistPatricia Piccinini.
Speaking at the event Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Nora Colton said: “UEL has maintained a high level of its research bucking the national trend. We have exceptional people here doing exceptional work.”
Information about the presentations is available on the UEL website here.
View photos from the event on Flickr here.