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Young woman about to receive a vaccine Blog: HPV vaccine cuts cervical cancer cases by almost 90% – but one in ten girls still haven’t been vaccinated
4 November 2021

Professor Carol Dezateux and Nicola Firman from Queen Mary University of London have co-written a piece for The Conversation on a recent study published in The Lancet, which found that the HPV vaccine cuts cervical cancer cases by nearly 90 per cent, and their research on the takeup.

Blog: DRC’s Tshisekedi has secured his power base: now it’s time to deliver
27 October 2021

Dr Reuben Loffman, Senior Lecturer in African History at Queen Mary has written for The Conversation on Félix Tshisekedi, president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the need for a programme of change that delivers for the Congolese people now that he has a firm grasp on politcal power.

Blog: What has happened to western Europe’s centre right?
14 October 2021

Professor Tim Bale from the School of Politics and International Relations has co-written an article for The Conversation analysing western Europe's centre right, looking at recent election results and trends in Germany and other nations.

Blog: Keir Starmer’s first conference speech as Labour leader was a serious affair – here’s what you need to know
30 September 2021

Dr Karl Pike, Lecturer in British Politics/Public Policy at Queen Mary University of London has written for the Conversation on Keir Starmer's speech at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton.

Blog: Labour conference: members aren’t quite tearing chunks out of each other but a distinct air of unease remains
28 September 2021

Professor Tim Bale from Queen Mary's School of Politics and International Relations has written for the Conversation on this year's Labour's Party Conference.

Blog: I’ve been talking to Afghans stuck on the Bosnian border – their predicament is horrifying
14 September 2021

Benedetta Zocchi, Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholar at Queen Mary University of London has written for The Conversation recounting the harrowing testimonials from Afghans on the Bosnian border.

Blog: Work as we knew it has changed. Time to think beyond the wage
13 September 2021

Dr William Monteith, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at Queen Mary University of London has written for The Conversation on the concept of work and the need to reimagine it based on the experiences of the global majority.

Stock image of Labour party rosette. Credit: stocknshares/iStock.com Blog: Can Labour fix its relationship with its Muslim voters before it’s too late?
31 August 2021

Farah Hussain, PhD Researcher from the School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary University of London has written for The Conversation on whether Labour can build electoral support among Muslim communities.

Blog: Home schooling is hundreds of years old – here’s what its history teaches us about learning through play
11 August 2021

Dr Rachel Bryant Davies, Lecturer in Comparative Literature has written for The Conversation on how looking at historical playful learning can help us moving forward.

Blog: Has the Time Come to End Anonymity on Social Media?
9 August 2021

In response to recent discussions about social media and racism, the Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre and legal firm Mishcon de Reya have published a joint editorial piece tackling the issue of anonymity online.

Dr Jahnavi Daru Blog: Pregnant women need more information and options for treating their anaemia
4 August 2021

In this blog post, Dr Jahnavi Daru, Clinical Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, discusses her latest research showing the vast differences in iron treatments that are available for pregnant women with anaemia. Reflecting on her current experience as a pregnant woman and obstetrician, she highlights the need for open and transparent discussions between patient and clinician on the range of treatments that may be available.

Blog: 3,600 microphones and counting: how the sound of the Olympics is created
28 July 2021

Professor Joshua Reiss from Queen Mary's School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science has written for The Conversation on the audio history of the Olympics and Covid-19's impact on Olympic sound design.

Landfill Blog: Coastal landfills risk leaking long-banned toxic chemicals into the ocean
16 July 2021

Professor Kate Spencer from Queen Mary's School of Geography has co-written an opinion piece for The Conversation on landfills and the need to address their role in leaking toxic chemicals into the ocean.

Stock image of Labour party rosette. Credit: stocknshares/iStock.com Blog: Why some people switch political parties - new research
13 July 2021

Professor Tim Bale, Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University of London explores party-switching politics – including how many people switch allegiances and why they do so.

Blog: Gibraltar reform is a small – but important – step for abortion rights in Europe
29 June 2021

Dr Sydney Calkin, Lecturer in Human Geography at Queen Mary University of London discusses the recent abortion reform in Gibraltar.

Blog: Why study at Queen Mary University of London?
28 June 2021

By Elizabeth Mantilas, Head of Admissions

Deciding where to study is a decision no student takes lightly. It takes a lot of research and consideration of many factors.

Credit: FJZEA/iStock.com Blog: To end COVID-19 we need vaccine justice for developing countries not outdated charity
21 June 2021

Professor Sophie Harman, Professor of International Politics at Queen Mary University of London and colleagues, discuss the importance of global vaccine equity in this article for the Conversation. 

Blog: Why University Matters – Follow your passion
18 June 2021

By Lucie Langley, Faculty Education Manager, Humanities and Social Sciences

University can have a tremendously positive impact on people and communities in all areas of life. It provides opportunities to enrich expertise and allows students to find and build on their great passions. Here we take a look at two Queen Mary students who have made the best of the experience.

Close up of two blue dragonflies. Credit: iStock.com Blog: New evidence links insect population collapse to dams
17 June 2021

In this article for the Conversation, Queen Mary PhD researcher Liam Nash shares the findings of a recent study that sheds new light on insect population declines in tropical regions. 

Blog: G7 summit - what to expect from Boris Johnson as Joe Biden visits the UK
7 June 2021

Professor Tim Bale, Professor of Politics, with the School of Politics and International Relations has written an opinion piece for The Conversation on the G7 summit, Joe Biden’s first trip to the UK as US President, and what we can expect from his meeting with Boris Johnson.

Blog: COVID-19’s impacts on the brain and mind are varied and common – new research
4 June 2021

Dr Cameron Watson, Junior Doctor and Dementia Researcher, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Queen Mary University of London has written an opinion piece for The Conversation on COVID-19’s impacts on the brain and mind.

Economics graph Blog: Inflation might well keep rising in 2021 - but what happens after that?
1 June 2021

Brigitte Granville, Professor of International Economics and Economic Policy at Queen Mary University of London has written an opinion piece for The Conversation on the recent concerns about serious inflation damaging the global economy. 

Blog: To what extent are we ruled by unconscious forces?
27 May 2021

Dr Magda Osman, Reader in Experimental Psychology at Queen Mary University of London, provides her perspective on this question in an article for the Conversation's new series, Life’s Big Questions, co-published with BBC Future.  

Whatsapp Logo Blog: WhatsApp’s controversial privacy update may be banned in the EU – but the app’s sights are fixed on India
13 May 2021

Dr Philippa Williams, Reader in Human Geography at Queen Mary University of London has co-written an opinion piece for The Conversation about the roll out of WhatsApp’s new privacy policy, which critics warn will lead to more data sharing with its parent company Facebook. The piece was co-written with Dr Lipika Kamra from O.P. Jindal Global University.

Vaccine Blog: TRIPS waiver - US support is a major step but no guarantee of COVID-19 vaccine equity
13 May 2021

This piece by Dr Sophie Harman, Professor of International Politics at Queen Mary, was originally published in The Conversation and discusses the US agreement to support a waiver of the Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs). 

Sadiq Khan Blog: Sadiq Khan re-elected: What London mayor’s priorities should be for second term
12 May 2021

Farah Hussain, a PhD Researcher from Queen Mary's School of Politics and International Relations, has written an opinion piece for The Conversation about Sadiq Khan's re-election and his plans for the next three years.

Prison protests were taken to the extreme in the 1970s and 1980s Blog: Dirty protests - why Irish republican prisoners smeared their cells with faeces to make a political statement during the Troubles
6 May 2021

Professor Seán McConville from Queen Mary's School of Law has written an opinion piece for The Conversation on the history of the so-called dirty protests which took place in some prisons in Northern Ireland during the Troubles.

Illustration of patient data Blog: Preprints: how draft academic papers have become essential in the fight against COVID
29 April 2021

This piece by Dr Jonathon Coates, Postdoctoral Researcher at Queen Mary's William Harvey Research Institute, was originally published in The Conversation and discusses the advantages that draft scientific papers ('preprints') have brought to COVID-19 research during the pandemic.

Parliament Blog: Is Keir Starmer any good? Don’t ask Londoners
23 April 2021

Dr Patrick Diamond, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at Queen Mary University of London has written for The Conversation about how Keir Starmer recently celebrated his first year as leader of the Labour party. 

People entering a polling station Blog: Sadiq Khan is on course for a big win – so what do Londoners want from their mayor in a second term?
13 April 2021

Dr Patrick Diamond, Director of Queen Mary's Mile End Institute (MEI) has written an opinion piece for The Conversation on Sadiq Khan's chances in the upcoming Mayor of London elections. His analysis is based on recent polling commissioned by the MEI.

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