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The Rise of the Radical Right: Reflections on the Role of Academics in Tracking Emerging Developments

Dr William Allchorn - Policy

In recent years radical right actors – which encompasses nativist, authoritarian and populist political movements; both in the global north and parts of the south – are never too far from the headlines. Whether it is the atrocities that took place in Christchurch in March or the hype surrounding Matteo Salvini’s recently announced grouping in

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Towards a Disruptive Impact Agenda

Chris Hewson & Julie Bayley

The drive towards research needing to demonstrate social benefit has gathered pace in recent years. Impact is now a substantive part of research life for many; to varying degrees, understood, accepted, embedded, integrated, internalised, loved, cherished, or indeed reviled with a fervent passion. But it’s here, and we’ve slowly gotten accustomed to it. As a

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What does Real Impact mean in India? An Editorial Focus Group Discussion

Many of our participants who took part already work individually or at an institutional level to publish meaningful research. They all acknowledged that there are stepping stones between publishing the impactful research and actually ensuring there’s an outcome, by publishing research that is making a difference in the real world.  We collated their thoughts and

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Here be dragons

Alison Dawson

Mapping research and identifying gaps in the evidence base for design which supports and enables people with dementia to live as well as they are able to. The sun is shining and the skies are blue over the University of Stirling this morning. The conference room of the Iris Murdoch Building is filled with people

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The importance of prioritising health for children

Michael Rigby

Children form a fifth of the population in Europe; and the whole of the future population – they will grow up to become the future workforce, parents, and informal carers; in due course they will progress to become the future older citizens. Therefore, child health should be everybody’s business – for altruistic, societal and economic

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Why the creation of successful partnerships is essential for the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Monica Thiel

I find the concept of partnerships an interesting and vital one for the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This is mainly due to the multiple social and business relationships that shape and modify the partnership process and determine partner responsibility. Partnerships require systemic innovation within differing organizational structures and goals across sectors

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How can knowledge and practice work in partnership to create a healthier society?

Michael Chang - Health

On this World Health Day, I would like to highlight and celebrate those professionals working at the interface of environment and public health to make health their everyday business. More than ever, in research and in practice, we are recognising and having a better understanding of the fact that our health and wellbeing is influenced

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WikiRate – Designed for Impact

Dr Richard Mills

Humanity faces serious issues of sustainability, and the behaviour of companies is woven deeply into many of the problems (and possible solutions). The issues concern everyone, but the relevant data is scarce and access to the most comprehensive sources is heavily restricted. Furthermore, the determination of what constitutes relevant data on company impacts is itself

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Seasons Greetings

It’s time to wind down and look back on the past year. It’s been a busy one for us with a new CEO, new products, new partnerships, winning awards and much more, and we want to say thank you for all your support. Next year promises to be equally if not more exciting. We’re also

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‘Build it and they will come’ versus ‘the community readiness approach’. What leads to better implementation?

Shahid Islam, Neil Small

In 2003 Professor Sally Macintyre wrote an editorial for the BMJ which made a crucial point, it stated – “unfortunately, knowing the prevalence and causes of a health problem does not always tell us the most effective way to reduce it”. But not knowing the most effective way does not always stop implementers ‘doing something’.

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