• Dr Coral Dando

    How to spot liars in official interviews

    A way to improve detection rates in police interviews has been discovered by researchers following a mock terrorism scenario where suspects plotted to blow up a building.

  • Professor Anne Garden

    Managing menstrual problems of girls with disabilities presents medical dilemma

    New research shows girls with learning and physical disabilities are more likely to suffer period problems compared to the general population. And there is no ‘one-size fits all’ solution when managing the symptoms, says a new review published this month in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (TOG).

  • The Sports Centre

    Lancaster ranked in top ten for best student experience

    Lancaster University has been ranked 10th in the UK in a survey of the best student experience, ranked by students.

  • Professor Phil Haygarth

    New grass species could help reduce the likelihood of flooding

    ​Scientists at the Lancaster Environment Centre have shown that a grass hybrid species can help reduce the impact of flooding.

  • Teenagers at a prom

    Study shows teenagers can have a ball without excess

    ​Financial disadvantage does not necessarily lead to pupils’ exclusion from American-style high school proms, according research carried out by the Universities of Bath, Lancaster and Stirling.

  • Professor Jim Wild

    National award for northern lights film

    A film made by a Lancaster physicist in the Arctic circle is among four chosen for a British Universities Film and Video Council award.

  • Dr Karenza Moore

    Mephedrone boosts illegal drug use

    Experienced clubbers are more likely to add the former ‘legal high’ mephedrone to their drug repertoires rather than use it to replace popular established club drugs such as ecstasy and cocaine, according to new research by Lancaster University, Durham University and Guy’s and St Thomas Hospitals, London.

  • Burning Question Book Cover

    Hot off the press – new book tackles a burning issue

    The Burning Question is…a bold new book, written by an honorary research fellow at Lancaster University, which seeks to challenge the world’s attitude to burning fuel.

  • Bishop with Caroline Gatrell

    Sacrifices of the Anglican priesthood

    ​The first ever study of the lives of Church of England clergy has revealed the personal costs of committing yourself to God.

  • Crop researchers sort the wheat from the chaff

    Crop researchers sort the wheat from the chaff

    ​A Lancaster University research project to effectively ‘toughen up’ wheat crops has just been awarded a $1 million grant.The money will enable Professor Bill Davies and Drs Sally Wilkinson and Ian Dodd at Lancaster Environment Centre to focus on increasing wheat crop yields, making the plants more resilient to stress and enabling them to cope with climate change.