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Autism and Technology: Placing autistic people at the centre of research (or how we can move closer to this)

Nigel Newbutt - Education, Health

The field of autism and technology, or put another way technology used to help support autistic groups and individuals, is a field that has existed for over 40 years.  Over this period of time the field of research has grown and diversified in many ways.  Researchers first started looking at multimedia applications in the 1970’s

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Why do Cities Matter in Sustainable Development Discourse?

Maha Al-Zu'bi, Vesela Radovic - Business Innovation, Culture, Environment

As current projections indicate that the majority of the world’s future population will live in urban areas, cities play a central role in the pursuit of sustainable development. This recognition materialized through the inclusion of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11 (in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development): “Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient

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Looking backward to move forward for real-world socio-economic impact

Riad Shams

Dr. Riad Shams is a Senior Research Fellow at the Ural Federal University, Russia. Dr. Shams has discussed here how looking back on the historical perspectives in business and management research and practice can be instrumental to proactively and profoundly move forward, in terms of prolifically dealing with the contemporary real-life socio-economic challenges. To advance business

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Emotion and the Researcher

Tracey Loughran

In October 2017, news broke that multiple women had accused Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment, assault and rape. Not long after, actor Alyssa Milano posted on social media: ‘If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet’.  The #MeToo movement was born. Milano’s original post has

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Creating participatory video with communities

Professor Paul Cooke - Education, Health

Prof. Paul Cooke is Centenary Chair at the Centre for World Cinemas and Digital Cultures at University of Leeds, and Principal Investigator of Changing The Story. In this short blog, he outlines how his previous work in using participatory video with young people has led to the development of the Changing the Story project, sharing

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Impact Women’s Network – Female successes – norm not anomaly

Lianne Taylor

Dr Lianne Taylor is a Chartered psychologist, author and researcher.  Her business Rootbind uses psychology, entrepreneurship and organizational research in understanding business issues.  Lianne’s research interest is the interplay between differences in cognition which affect decision-making, and the impact that has on business growth.  This blog reflects her positivity that now is the time to

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Listening is just as important as informing in crisis communication

Harald Hornmoen, Klas Backholm

To listen to social media users and respond to their worries or emerging rumors should be a central part of professionals’ crisis communication strategies. This is one of the results in our upcoming book Social Media Use in Crisis and Risk Communication, in which we discuss current practices and future directions for professional crisis communicators.

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Reflections on the role of the academic in fostering critical debate in society: from “Scholar” to “Expert”?

Alex De Ruyter

A common phrase once applied to those serious on embarking on a “scholarly” career was “publish or perish”. In other words, all that mattered to foster a successful academic career was to get articles (typically “double-blind” refereed peer-reviewed) accepted into so-called “leading/international journals”. Now it appears that this is no longer enough. The ever-present pressure

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Our Journey To Equality

We’re on a journey to embrace equality, diversity and inclusivity, both within our organisation and in the real world. In 2015, we started our journey to gender equality, with the introduction of the diversity programme, STRIDE, a Steering Committee, with an initial focus on gender diversity.  This initiative demonstrated the importance of diversity to an

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Building Resilience and Advancing the Profession

Dr Julie Bayley - Education

Dr Julie Bayley is the Director of Research Impact Development at the University of Lincoln, and sits on the ARMA Professional Development Committee. This latest blog from our Impact Literacy Advisor takes a look at how we can nurture resilience in academia.

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