Forensic Psychology, University of Kent

A short film to introduce the Forensic Psychology division of the University of Kent (CORE-FP) following the ESRC impact award for the work of Professor Theresa Gannon and her team. Filmed on location at the University of Kent campus, NHS and HM Prison Swaleside on the Isle of Sheppey. A really great team at Kent who appreciate what it takes to make a good film including the hard-fought access to film in prisons and secure hospital environments to bring the film alive. Check out Theresa’s presentation skills and voice over – a second career in TV maybe? Click on the image icon on the right to see the film.

Access to offenders was key to help illustrate the work of Forensic Psychologists.

Access to offenders was key to help illustrate the work of Forensic Psychologists.

The team won an ESRC impact award for their work with firestarters

The team won an ESRC impact award for their work with firestarters

 

UK’s first driverless car trial in Milton Keynes

This short of the Lutz Pathfinder autonomous vehicle was versioned for social media platforms. We spent all day with the world’s media outside Milton Keynes Central Station to get our slot but it was well worth it.

Look no hands! The Pathfinder started life as a humble Renault Twizy.

Look no hands! The Pathfinder started life as a humble Renault Twizy.

Unlike other systems, the Pathfinder is not dependent on GPS but instead uses a combination cameras and lasers to find its way and negotiate obstacles.  The software has been developed by Paul Newman (Professor of Information Engineering at the University of Oxford) who EPSRC have funded for more than ten years. A good example of how long term funding pays back with world leading innovation for the UK.

The Patherfinder was tested on a 1km route in Milton Keynes.

The Patherfinder was tested on a 1km route in Milton Keynes.

 

 

The making of RRS Sir David Attenborough

See how it all began for Boaty McBoatface with this quick tour of the Cammell Laird shipyard in Liverpool where the Natural Enviroment Research Council’s new research ship is coming along nicely…

One of largest workshops in Europe

One of largest workshops in Europe

 

The 15,000-tonne ship will operate in both the Arctic and Antarctic when it launches in 2019.

The 15,000-tonne ship will operate in both the Arctic and Antarctic when it launches in 2019.

 

The ship will be home for up to 90 scientists and support staff.

The ship will be home for up to 90 scientists and support staff.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How research is opening up London for cyclists

Cycle Superhighways give you safer, faster and more direct journeys into the city and could be your best and quickest way to get to work.

Cycle SuperHighways give you safer, faster and more direct journeys into the city and could be your  quickest way to get to work.

In this film ESRC researcher Rachel Aldred explains how her work at the University of Westminster helped Transport for London to expand Cycle SuperHighways across London. Her research on near misses has also helped to inform the infrastructure design to make cycling even safer and encourage more commuters onto their bikes.

The total number of cycling journeys rose by 5% to 610,000 a day in 2015 (TfL).

The total number of cycling journeys rose by 5% to 610,000 a day in 2015.

There is still work to do. Cycling equals around 2% of journeys in the UK where in some European countries it can be as high as 25%. Rachel received an ESRC Impact Award for helping to push cycling up the policy agenda in London.

 

MRC Cancer Trials

 

filmed on location at Birmingham's flagship Queen Elizabeth Hospital

filmed on location at Birmingham’s flagship Queen Elizabeth Hospital

This film was part of a series to help prostate cancer patients understand the process of the STAMPEDE cancer trials. The films were commissioned by the Medical Research Council’s Clinical Trails Unit which is now part of the Universirty of London (UCL.)

Chemotherapy session

Chemotherapy session

STAMPEDE is a mult-arm trial which helps speed up the trials process to get patients new gold standard treatments faster.

1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime.

1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime.

Filmed with the help of staff and patients at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital  with interviews and narration by the MRC CTU’s Annabelle South.

 

National Prison Radio

Terry - a listener in Brixton Prison

Terry – a listener in Brixton Prison

This short was made for the Radio Academy to celebrate 10 years of National Prison Radio. The film is presented by the BBC’s Paddy O’Connell who hosted this year’s festival at the British Library. We spent the day at Brixton Prison talking to the prisoners who make the programmes and listen in the cells.

'Inside Out' produced at BBC New Broadcasting House

‘Inside Out’ produced at BBC New Broadcasting House

We also filmed the making of an edition of Inside Out at BBC New Broadcasting House. This programme features advice from former inmates and is made in partnership with BBC Outreach and the Prison Radio Association.

Thanks to Nicci Holliday from the Radio Academy and Phil Maguire from the PRA and getting us the very unusual access to make this film.

With Peer advice, Prison Radio plays an important role in the rehabilitation process.

With Peer advice, Prison Radio plays an important role in the rehabilitation process.

Meet FAAM

FAAM (the Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurement) is the result of a collaboration between the Met Office(TM) and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and has been established as part of the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) to provide an aircraft measurement platform for use by all the UK atmospheric research community on campaigns throughout the world. Click on the thumb on the left to see the film.

FAAM at 50,000 feet

FAAM at 30,000 feet

The modified BAe 146-301 large Atmospheric Research Aircraft is owned by the Natural Environment Research Council with support from BAE Systems. Its role is to undertake science campaigns for the scientific community. It’s an important resource for understanding everything from weather prediction to climate change.

It's hot and noisy - not ideal conditions to make a film!

It’s hot and noisy – not ideal conditions to make a film!

I was lucky enough to spend the day with along with BBC crew on one of FAAM’s missions. I filmed researchers at work at 30,000 feet to make this film to introduce FAAM to the wider world.

Seats are stripped out to make way for racks of kit

Seats are stripped out to make way for racks of kit

The International Red Cross – The fundamental Principles

This film was made at the headquarters of the International Red Cross in Geneva. The film shows the ICRC reviewing its strategy and direction with the help of Historians and NGO’s over a two day event in October 2015.

 

20 Years of Twins Research

30 min feature film on the 20 years of Twins Research at the MRC SGDP King’s College London.

The films looks at some of the findings by the TEDS (Twins Early Devolopment Study) team and talks to some of the twins who have been with the study since birth.

We filmed identical twins across the UK

We filmed identical twins across the UK

Professor Robert Plomin 'one of thre most eminent psychologists alive today'.

Professor Robert Plomin ‘one of thre most eminent psychologists alive today’.

Some twins grow up very differently.

Some twins grow up very differently.

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