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Ethics expertise recognised July 28: The University's ethics adviser David Carpenter has been appointed to the national ethics committee of the British Psychological Society, which promotes the ethical practice of psychology. He has also been appointed as vice chair (chair elect) of the Association for Research Ethics, which aims to promote high standards of research involving human participants by fostering high standards of ethical review.
Bouncing into profit July 17: Dr Chris Simms and Professor Paul Trott in Portsmouth Business School have won a £140,900 grant to help energy snack ball company Bounce Foods Ltd broaden its product range and start manufacturing in the UK. The company was launched by a health and fitness conscious couple in Australia a decade ago and now sells its products in the UK, Ireland, Scandinavia, Canada, New Zealand and the US.
Performance capture workshop July 8: The University is hosting a week-long intensive course for performance capture artists - the only one of its kind in the UK. Performance capture is all about digitally recording an actor’s movements and expressions to bring a character to life in 3D computer animation. It is the same technique used to create characters in movies such as The Lord of the Rings and Avatar. The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries is hosting the workshop in partnership with performance capture specialists, Captivate Action.