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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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A Controversial World Cup

Helen Lenskyj - Global Events

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 critique 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 - Global Events, Policy

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

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?

Julie Bayley - Education

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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