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How Academic Research is Driving Innovation and Growth

Vinod Saratchandran - Business Innovation

Vinod Saratchandran, Business Analyst at Fingent, has experience conceptualizing and delivering niche mobility products that cater for various domains including logistics, media, and non-profits. In this blog, he explores how useful academic research can potentially be for enterprises.

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What impact has Towards Maturity’s Health Check research had on Learning & Development?

Health

Towards Maturity’s expert analysts have been championing the development of the L&D industry since 2003, driving insights that deliver real impact. To date over 6,500 learning leaders from around the globe have participated in their annual benchmark, now known as the Towards Maturity Health Check, which sees them contributing strategic intelligence to help analyse, activate and accelerate within organisations.

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Three things about impact that you need to know

Julie Bayley

Despite the huge investment in impact since the last REF, are we any better at it? Impact champion Julie Bayley suggests we need to tackle three basic misunderstandings before we can improve and become ‘impact literate’.

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Travel, transport and later life: More than just getting from A to B.

Dr Charles Musselwhite - Environment

Dr Charles Musselwhite is Associate Professor in Gerontology at the Centre for Innovative Ageing at Swansea University. He has a keen interest in enhancing research, policy and practice for older people and his work has seen him published in several journals and publications, as well as delivering presentations at prestigious conferences and speaking on the radio and television. Charles is also an executive committee member of the British Society of Gerontology. Ahead of the annual BSG conference beginning on the 3rd July, he discusses the importance of developing transport systems that support older people’s needs.

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Bridging the Research/Application Gap with Cases

Michael Groth - Business Innovation

Michael Groth is Senior Brand Manager at Emerald Publishing, where he oversees international brand strategy, champions the cause of research impact, and creates opportunities for engagement across the company’s regional markets. In this blog, he describes a panel session organized for this year’s AACSB International Conference on business cases as intellectual contributions linking academia with industry.

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How can we make our buildings more resilient to flooding?

Professor David Proverbs - Business Innovation, Environment

Professor David Proverbs, co-editor of International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation (IJBPA), has over ten years’ of experience as a Project Manager in the construction sector prior to entering the world of academia. With extensive expertise in flood risk management, David Proverbs discusses how we can implement vital research to ensure buildings are more flood resilient.

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Age, Appearance, and Beauty – The Face in the Mirror

Naomi Woodspring - Equality

Naomi Woodspring’s research is focused on critical and cultural gerontology. Her latest book, Baby Boomers, Age and Beauty, is due to be published by Emerald later this year. In this blog, she gives an enticing preview into the themes the book explores and why she has chosen to focus her research on this subject.

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Sexual Violence is an Equity Issue

Dr Chris Linder - Crime, Equality

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 - Librarians

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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