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Emerald podcast series

Research that makes a difference

The Emerald Podcast Series speaks to experts from around the globe, using research to create real impact. Join our hosts Helen Beddow and Daniel Ridge as each episode we discuss the important topics in research at the moment, bringing that research to life.

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The future of work

2020 has been rough. How have companies adapted to the social and political climate of the last year to better serve consumers and employees?

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The future of Knowledge Exchange: the role of KEF in developing ‘the third mission’

To understand more about KEF, we asked three knowledge exchange professionals to take us through the development of KEF’s first iteration, its role in helping universities understand their own performance and the implications for universities and researchers.

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Futures studies & futures literacy

Imagining the future is an innate human capacity, one that can be developed and used as a tool for both imaging the future and shaping it. 

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Gender in violence in war and armed conflict – is it more dangerous to be a woman?

This week we talk to Stacy Banwell, from the University of Greenwich, about her open access book, and how gendered assumptions of who ‘is dangerous’ and who is “in danger” obscure the realities of gender-based violence within and beyond the conflict zone.

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Tattoos: from subculture to pop culture

Author Lee Barron joins us to discuss the place of tattoos in modern society and look at their changing status in popular culture.

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The future of open research – How can we work together to create a common ground?

In this episode Daniel is joined by Glenn Hampson, founder and director of the Open Scholarship Initiative (OSI) to discuss alternative measures of impact, funding and the future of open research.

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Reforming research culture to incentivise open data, transparency and openness

In this episode we speak to David Mellor, leader of Policy Initiatives the Center for Open Science, to discuss reforming research culture to encourage open data and transparency.

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Openness, transparency and equity in open research

In this episode we’re joined by Shelley Allen, Emerald Publishing’s Head of Open Research, to discuss themes around openness, transparency and equity in open research.

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Lockdown six months on: how COVID-19 & Black Lives Matter have changed our working lives

In this episode, we talk to Professor Jonathan Wilson, taking a look at the changes 2020 has brought to our working lives, and how we’ve responded to COVID-19 and BlackLivesMatter.

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The purpose-driven university

A purpose-driven university is one that deeply considers its impact on the communities and environment it is a part of. Author Debbie Haski-Leventhal discusses why universities should asses their purpose in order to have a positive effect on their students, faculty and society.

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The fully functioning university in challenging times

We talk to Asher Rospigliosi from the University of Brighton about how universities should focus on their core missions – advancing knowledge, educating students and serving their communities – as they navigate their way through these challenges.

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Inequalities in mental health care for black communities

We speak to Karen Carberry, consultant Family Therapist at Orri and Ted Ransaw, from Michigan State University about inequalities in mental healthcare for black communities.

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Rethinking leadership in HBCUs

This week we talk to Johnny D Jones, author of Leadership of historically black colleges and universities: a what not to do guide for HBCU leaders and Professor of Education at Mississippi Valley State University about HBCUs.

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How Covid-19 has exposed inequalities in the UK food system

We join Bob Doherty and Madeleine Power, both at the University of York, to discuss how Covid-19 has exposed inequalities in the UK food system.

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Revising the REF deadline: Research Excellence Framework 2021 and Covid-19

In March 2020, REF 2021 was put on hold due to the Coronavirus pandemic. We join Chris Hewson and Mark Taylor to explore the implications, and what this means for universities, funding and support staff.

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BONUS: Class as a barrier in the publishing industry

We speak to Professor Katy Shaw, author of The Common People Report, to talk about the barriers that working-class writers experience and changes needed in the publishing industry.

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Architecture & urban design of the post COVID-19 city

We join Ashraf Salama (University of Strathclyde, UK) to ask what the implications of disease spread are for architectural education and research.

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Race, education and retirement in professional football

We join Dr Paul Campbell (University of Leicester) to discuss his research into the experiences of ex-professional black footballers transitioning from sport to mainstream careers.

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