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[L-R] Professor Tom Wainwright and Professor Rob Middleton

Improving orthopaedic practice and patient care

The Orthopaedic Research Institute enables people to stay healthy and independent for as long as possible, we strive to support people in improving their activity levels and mobility as they age.
Sure BU Winner 2016

Congratulations to the winners of SURE BU

The SURE BU 2016 conference showcased undergraduate research. Our students work was presented to a panel of academic experts, prizes were awarded for the best poster, best presentation and for research excellence.
Research - Lifelong health and wellbeing

Designing dementia friendly environments

PhD student Mary O’Malley has explored how older adults with dementia learn to navigate unfamiliar environments, she proposes reducing spatial disorientation will lead to living environments that support successful orientation.
SPARC - athlete running gym

What makes an elite athlete?

With the Olympics and Paralympics only a few months away, we ask what does it take to be an elite athlete? Research by BU’s Professor Tim Rees has been finding out.

The use and abuse of tear gas

Learn about Dr Anna Feigenbaum's latest research on the use, and abuse, of tear gas around the world, particularly to pacify civilian protests.