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Demetriades on political pressures on central banks and their governors

Demetriades on political pressures on central banks and their governors

Posted by ap507 at Sep 25, 2018 11:54 AM |

Professor Panicos Demetriades, former governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus, has been interviewed by Central Banking

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 Unlocking talent at HMP Leicester

Unlocking talent at HMP Leicester

Posted by ap507 at Sep 24, 2018 12:42 PM |

PhD candidate Kate Herrity discusses how the arts can benefit prisons

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Music and identity in prison: Music as a technology of the self

Music and identity in prison: Music as a technology of the self

Posted by ap507 at Sep 24, 2018 12:37 PM |

PhD candidate Kate Herrity explores how music is utilised in strategies of coping in prison

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Freshers’ week: how to make a good first impression

Freshers’ week: how to make a good first impression

Posted by ap507 at Sep 14, 2018 01:35 PM |

In an article for The Conversation, Dr Diana Pinto has discussed support for students starting at university

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Reflections on the Beyond the Gaze project

Reflections on the Beyond the Gaze project

Posted by ap507 at Sep 14, 2018 11:34 AM |

Professor Teela Sanders discusses the achievements of the ambitious three-year project

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Kidney symptom questionnaire: development, content validation and relationship with quality of life

Kidney symptom questionnaire: development, content validation and relationship with quality of life

Posted by ap507 at Sep 04, 2018 02:18 PM |

Professor Alice Smith leads new research developing questionnaire which measures the frequency and importance of the most common symptoms reported by people with kidney disease who do not need dialysis or a transplant

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Confused about who to believe when information clashes? Our research may help

Confused about who to believe when information clashes? Our research may help

Posted by ap507 at Sep 03, 2018 02:35 PM |

In an article for The Conversation, Dr Eva Krockow, Professor Andrew Colman and Dr Briony Pulford outline how, as long as there are no hidden agendas, it is surprisingly simple to reach the right decision when faced with contradictory information

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Four tips on how to get served more quickly at the pub: new research

Four tips on how to get served more quickly at the pub: new research

Posted by ap507 at Aug 22, 2018 12:49 PM |

In an article for The Conversation, Dr Emma Richardson discusses how pubgoers will know that there are some ways to get served more quickly than the other drinkers

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Working with sex workers in Nairobi

Working with sex workers in Nairobi

Posted by ap507 at Aug 22, 2018 09:26 AM |

Professor Teela Sanders involved in creating skills programme for young women working in the sex industry

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AI doctors and engineers are coming – but they won’t be stealing high-skill jobs

AI doctors and engineers are coming – but they won’t be stealing high-skill jobs

Posted by ap507 at Aug 20, 2018 11:41 AM |

In an article for The Conversation, Dr Leandro Minku and Professor Jeremy Levesley discuss how Google DeepMind software can diagnose eye conditions as well as human doctors – and why the medical profession should welcome this

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Explainer: what’s driving the demolition of 4000 buildings in Nairobi

Explainer: what’s driving the demolition of 4000 buildings in Nairobi

Posted by ap507 at Aug 20, 2018 09:35 AM |

In an article for The Conversation, Dr Sean Avery explores how riparian zones are meant to be a vital part of Nairobi's drainage system - but they've been built on

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Trump’s Space Force isn’t as new or as dangerous as it seems

Trump’s Space Force isn’t as new or as dangerous as it seems

Posted by ap507 at Aug 15, 2018 01:01 PM |

In an article for The Conversation, Dr Bleddyn Bowen discusses how a new name on a few military badges doesn't imply an escalating arms race

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Hothouse Earth: our planet has been here before – here’s what it looked like

Hothouse Earth: our planet has been here before – here’s what it looked like

Posted by ap507 at Aug 13, 2018 04:12 PM |

In an article for The Conversation, Professors Jan Zalasiewicz, Mark Williams and PhD researcher Thomas Hearing discuss what can we expect from our future climate after looking at the 'Hothouse Earths' of the past

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The Meg: the ocean’s fossil record is a treasure trove for potential monster movies

The Meg: the ocean’s fossil record is a treasure trove for potential monster movies

Posted by ap507 at Aug 10, 2018 02:55 PM |

In an article for The Conversation, Dr Tom Fletcher discusses how Megalodons are the latest Hollywood monster to leap out of the fossil record - and questions what else is lurking in prehistoric seas

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Two narratives are being spun about Zimbabwe’s poll. Which one will win the day?

Two narratives are being spun about Zimbabwe’s poll. Which one will win the day?

Posted by ap507 at Aug 06, 2018 09:36 AM |

In an article for The Conversation, James Hamill discusses how winners and losers are both trying to win the West’s support for their view

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AFC Wimbledon and MK Dons: a tale of two teams reveals the limits of franchising in English football

AFC Wimbledon and MK Dons: a tale of two teams reveals the limits of franchising in English football

Posted by ap507 at Aug 06, 2018 09:33 AM |

In an article for The Conversation, Dr John Williams discusses how there is still a place in sport that remains connected to communities

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Why the mainstream media should stop giving extreme views a platform

Why the mainstream media should stop giving extreme views a platform

Posted by ap507 at Aug 03, 2018 04:08 PM |

In an article for The Conversation, Dr Chis Allen discusses how public discourse in the UK seems to be shifting to the right

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“Hipster Fascists”: The Normalization Of The Radical Right Isn’t Just Happening In America

“Hipster Fascists”: The Normalization Of The Radical Right Isn’t Just Happening In America

Posted by ap507 at Jul 31, 2018 01:58 PM |

Dr Chris Allen discusses how, just as neo-Nazis in America have tried to rebrand themselves, the same is happening with the Generation Identity (GI) white supremacist movement in Britain

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Creating Cathy: the story behind Wuthering Heights's wild heroine

Creating Cathy: the story behind Wuthering Heights's wild heroine

Posted by ap507 at Jul 31, 2018 01:50 PM |

In an article for The Guardian, Dr Emma Butcher discusses how a ruthless warrior queen in a childhood fantasy became the prototype for Emily Brontë’s protagonist

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With Tommy Hilfiger’s ‘smart’ clothing range, data collection has reached dystopian levels

With Tommy Hilfiger’s ‘smart’ clothing range, data collection has reached dystopian levels

Posted by ap507 at Jul 31, 2018 10:27 AM |

In an article for The Independent, Dr Phoebe Moore discusses how ambassadors will be rewarded for walking past Tommy Jeans stores and how we are becoming a resource for surveillance and profit making

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