There are around 12 million people in the UK living with hearing loss – around one in six of us. According to the charity Action in Hearing Loss, only 40% of people who could benefit from hearing aids have them, and most people who have the devices don't use them often enough.
School technician Kevin Tierney received a long service award from University Principal Professor Peter Mathieson at a ceremony in the Playfair Library in late 2019. Kevin has worked for the University for 25 years, and is currently based within the Electrical & Electronic Engineering Technician Team.
The School’s Dr Timm Krüger is seeking to improve our understanding of ‘placental insufficiency’ through a new three-year project funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), which will investigate the role of placental structure, blood flow and nutrient transport in pre-eclampsia and foetal growth restriction. Pre-term and stillbirths affect up to 10% of all deliveries, including in developed countries such as the UK.
Dr Parvez Alam from the School of Engineering is part of a team of international researchers who have documented a previously unknown behaviour in the mudskipper fish. The team travelled to Java where they observed the mudskipper hopping across water as well as climbing trees and scaling rock surfaces.