UEL Research News

The latest research news and events from the University of East London

UEL Psychologist contributes to groundbreaking report on psychosis and schizophrenia

Dr David Harper has contributed to a major report published this week by the British Psychological Society Division of Clinical Psychology, which challenges received wisdom about the nature of mental … Continue reading

November 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

E-Cigarettes Expert Warns ‘WHO Over-Regulation Would Be Lost Opportunity For Quitters’

The World Health Organization should be embracing the benefits of e-cigarettes in helping people to stop smoking, not overly-regulating them, says UEL’s Dr Lynne Dawkins, a key researcher in the … Continue reading

September 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

UEL researcher awarded funding to develop mindfulness intervention for at-risk males

Dr Tim Lomas from the School of Psychology has been awarded early career research funding from the Richard Benjamin Trust to explore the use of mindfulness in promoting well-being amongst … Continue reading

August 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Social Media & Austerity

The interim report for the Communities and Culture Care Network+ pilot project ‘Social Media & Austerity’, led by UEL’s Dr Ian Tucker (pictured), is now available to download here. In … Continue reading

August 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Understanding the effects of e-cigarettes

UEL research has been informing policy makers, health professionals and members of the public about the cognitive and psychological effects of using electronic-cigarettes. The increasing popularity of electronic cigarettes has … Continue reading

June 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Understanding the risks and effects of Ecstasy use

UEL investigations into the neuro-psychological effects of the drug Ecstasy have been used to inform legal debate on the drug’s re-classification and warn recreational users of the risks involved, particularly … Continue reading

June 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

UEL Professor collaborates on new research into the drug modafinil

Modafinil, a drug typically used to treat sleep disorders, reduces depression’s severity when taken with antidepressants Researchers believe findings could help the many individuals for whom anti-depressants offer little or … Continue reading

January 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Nearly 80% of teenage males have seen sexual images online

The UEL survey, specially commissioned for the Channel 4 programme Porn on the Brain, looks at teen porn habits and reveals some shocking results about the impact porn is having … Continue reading

September 30, 2013 · Leave a comment