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Our world-changing researchers

When you join Royal Holloway as a research degree student, you'll become part of a community comprising more than 900 postgraduate students and a number of world-changing researchers. You'll work with and learn from our researchers who have helped cement our reputation for original, significant and rigorous research. Here are some of our recent successes.

Doctoral training partnerships

Our ICT4D Centre, a collaboration between Geography, Computer Science, Mathematics and Management, is the only UK-based centre to be featured in the Global GoTo Think Index Top 10, which is headed by MIT.

In 2013, we secured record-breaking, multi-million pound funding from a number of research councils, including the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council in Cybersecurity, to deliver doctoral training partnerships.

Regius professorship

The Department of Music was awarded a prestigious Regius Professorship by the Queen, to mark her Diamond Jubilee. They were also ranked number one in the country in the latest Research Assessment Exercise.

Oral vaccines

Led by our School of Biological Sciences, a group of leading scientists launched a three-year project with the aim of developing an oral vaccine against Clostridium difficlle, an infection that kills almost 4,000 people a year.

Led by Biological Sciences, a team of leading scientists from across Europe are developing an oral vaccine against Clostridium difficile, an infection that kills around 4,000 people a year. This is a three-year project.

Phishing

Our world-renowned Information Security Group developed new technology to protect against the cyber-attack ‘phishing’ believed to have affected 37.3 million people last year.

Our Information Security Group developed new technology to protect against the cyber-attack 'phishing' (believed to have affected 37.3 million people last year) and from online password theft, which rose by 300 per cent during 2012-13.

History of television

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Professor John Ellis, Media Arts, was awarded £1.3 million to carry out a major study into the history of television technology since 1960, exploring why old television programmes look so strange and formal, and how technology has made modern shows such as 'Big Brother' possible.

Epilepsy treatment

Professor Robin Williams and his team have been conducting important research into epileptic seizures. They’ve identified specific fatty acids that could lead to a new drug to control seizures in children and adults.

Professor Robin Williams and his team have been conducting research into epileptic seizures. In 2013, they identified fatty acids that could lead to the development of a new drug to help control them in both children and adults.

Rare diseases

Research theme champion, Professor George Dickson from the School of Biological Sciences, is part of a worldwide collaboration to develop a new treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

A team of our scientists, headed by Professor George Dickson, is carrying out pioneering research into a number of devastating inherited diseases. These include Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Duchenne muscular dystrophy that affects one in 3,000 young boys. 

World cultures

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Professor Helen Gilbert, director of our Drama department's project 'Indigeneity in the Contemporary World: Performance, Politics, Belonging' brought the work of more than 40 artists from the Americas, Australia, the Pacific and South Africa  to London's Southbank.

Graphene

Our Department of Physics was chosen by the Chancellor of the Exchequer to join an elite group of university departments to share £21.5 million of funding to explore the new ‘wonder’ material grapheme – one of the strongest, thinnest and conductive materi

Our Physics Department was selected by the Chancellor of the Exchequer to join an elite group of university departments and share £21.5 million of funding to explore the new 'wonder' material graphene - one of the thinnest, strongest and most conductive materials known to man.

 
 
 

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