What is the Number of Black (African) Officers in the Royal Navy?

On 01 October 2018, the number of officers that had been commissioned into the Royal Navy (RN) and Royal Marines (RM) as regular officers with a Black (African) ethnicity was 10 (rounded). Between 01 April 2007 and 31 March 2018, the number of officers that had been commissioned into the RN and RM as regular… Read More

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Are Armed-conflict Risks Enhanced by Climate-related Disasters in Ethnically Fractionalised Countries?

Research Paper Title Armed-conflict risks enhanced by climate-related disasters in ethnically fractionalised countries Abstract Social and political tensions keep on fueling armed conflicts around the world. Although each conflict is the result of an individual context-specific mixture of interconnected factors, ethnicity appears to play a prominent and almost ubiquitous role in many of them. This overall state… Read More

Linking Violence, Temperature and Crop Yields

“Research finds a strong historical link between poor crop yields and violence.” (The Economist, 2017, p.57). Last year over 102,000 people died in nearly 50 armed conflicts across the world, according to the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), a think-tank. Much of this violence is caused by tensions between ethnic groups – two-thirds of civil wars have… Read More

Linking Risk of Stress Fracture & Race/Ethnic Origin

Research Paper Title Risk of Stress Fracture Varies by Race/Ethnic Origin in a Cohort Study of 1.3 Million US Army Soldiers. Background Stress fractures (SF) are common and costly injuries in military personnel. Risk for SF has been shown to vary with race/ethnicity. Previous studies report increased SF risk in white and Hispanic Soldiers compared… Read More

Vitamin D & Cognitive Decline: Any Link?

Research Paper Title Vitamin D Status and Rates of Cognitive Decline in a Multiethnic Cohort of Older Adults. Importance Vitamin D (VitD) deficiency is associated with brain structural abnormalities, cognitive decline, and incident dementia. Objective To assess associations between VitD status and trajectories of change in subdomains of cognitive function in a cohort of ethnically… Read More

What Stresses Men?

Research Paper Title What Stresses men? Predictors of Perceived Stress in a Population-based Multi-ethnic Cross Sectional Cohort. Background Perceived stress (PS) is a risk factor for a variety of diseases. However, relatively little is known about age- or ethnicity-specific differences in the effect of potential predictors of PS in men. Methods This study used a… Read More