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Sexual Violence is an Equity Issue

Scholar-activist Dr Chris Linder is Assistant Professor of College Student Affairs Administration at the University of Georgia. She has vast experience as a student affairs educator, and her recent book Sexual Violence on Campus: Power-Conscious Approaches to Awareness, Prevention, and Response was published by Emerald in May 2018. In this blog, she offers strategies for administrators and educators to help address sexual violence more effectively.

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Real Impact at INORMS 2018

What a wonderful few days we had at the INORMS 2018 conference last week. With a jam-packed schedule, over 1,100 international delegates and a social programme to rival any other, conference hosts ARMA (Association of Research Managers and Administrators) truly surpassed themselves. We were delighted to see a hive of activity on the Emerald exhibition

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Creating Communities with Research Cafes – how libraries can connect the university

Katherine Stephan is the Research Support Librarian at Liverpool John Moores University. Prior to working in academic libraries, Katherine worked for public libraries in Norwich, Bristol and South Gloucestershire. In this piece, she discusses how the library can play a central role in promoting research and developing communities within and outside the university.

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A Controversial World Cup

Helen Lenskyj, Professor Emerita at University of Toronto, works as a researcher, writer, public speaker and community activist. She is a well-recognized Olympic Industry critic and, having published several books on the subject, is perfectly placed to provide comment about the potential pitfalls of the upcoming World Cup tournament.

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The AGM in Europe: an Important Governance Tool or Dull Ritual?

Dr. A.J.F. Lafarre is an Assistant Professor at Tilburg University, with specific expertise in Corporate Governance and law and economics. In this latest Real World Impact blog, she discusses the actual role of AGMs in Europe and how her research plays a key part in demonstrating its importance.

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Impact Advice You Need To Know

Saskia Walcott is an independent research communications consultant, specializing in research impact. During REF2014 Saskia worked with a selection of universities and researchers assisting them with their impact case studies and developing and delivering impact workshops. Saskia has previously worked as Head of Communications and Public Engagement for the Economic and Social Research Council (2003 to 2010) and spent 15 months as Research Impact Manager at the University of Bath between 2014 and 2015. In this blog, she discusses three essential pieces of Impact advice all academics need to know.

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Am I a Blended Professional or Troublesome Hybrid?

Hybrid roles combining research with administration or management are becoming more common. Health psychologist and impact champion Julie Bayley suggests that balancing the two roles can be a challenge, but potentially offers a creative and engaged third space.

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Translating Research Into Action On Diversity And Inclusion

Having worked in publishing for over 20 years in a variety of roles, Dr Nancy Roberts founded social enterprise Business Inclusivity in 2017 to support publishers in thinking about how diversity and inclusion can solve business problems and deliver a sustainable industry. In 2018 Nancy will be launching a new startup, Umbrella, which will bring Big Data to bear on issues of diversity and inclusion.

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Why We Need to Rethink CEO Compensation Practices

A 2018 report by The Wall Street Journal showed that in 2017 a quarter of CEOs among the 133 largest U.S. firms saw their pay go up by approximately 25%. The average increase for the entire sample was around 10%. In sharp contrast, wages for employees at the same firms barely showed an increase. This obvious disparity in wage increases prompts a re-examination of that age old, much-debated question: do CEOs deserve the pay they receive?

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