From new ways to clean your teeth to uncovering the evolution of upright walking, researchers here at the University cover a wide range of pioneering topics that will have a global impact.
Rapid Researchers Videos
We’ve asked a few of our postgraduate and early career researchers to give us a quick overview of what they are hoping to achieve with their research in about a minute.
Amelia Morris - School of Government and Society
Research title: Beauty is the beast
Description: An exploration into the link between the dieting industry, the beauty ideal and body dissatisfaction among women in the UK
Harriet Hoffler - Research Fellow in School of Philosophy Theology and Religion
Project: Commonwealth Initiative on the Freedom of Religion or Belief
Description: Empowering Commonwealth parliamentarians to protect and promote freedom of religion and belief through research, education and advocacy. www.ciforb.org
Lindsay Clark - School of Government and Society
Research title: Queer Warriors: The lives and identities of British Drone crews
Description: The Figure of the Warrior in the World of British Drone Pilots
Lenka Mudrova - School of Computer Science
Research title: Scheduling and planning for autonomous service robots
Description: The application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques to create intelligent, autonomous robots that can perform tasks for humans
Aimee Goodall - School of Metallurgy and Materials
Research title: The heat treatment of steel plates
Description: Looking at the heat treatment and microstructural properties of HSLA steel
Emily Saunders - School of Biosciences
Research title: The evolution of upright walking
Description: Studying humans, chimpanzees and lowland gorillas to help shed light on the evolution of bipedalism
Nina Vyas - School of Dentistry
Research title: Investigating cavitation around ultrasonic scalers
Description: Exploring new ways to clean teeth using bubbles
Find out more about postgraduate research opportunities available at the University of Birmingham.
Birmingham graduates can apply for the Distinguished Alumni Scholarship scheme to undertake a taught postgraduate study at the University. Awards of £2,000 are available for alumni wishing to undertake taught and taught-and-research Masters study at the University starting in 2016. The closing date for applications is 30 April 2016. Find out more.
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