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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We're passionate about leading change, and align everything we do with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
In doing so we publish research that influences thinking, changes policies, and positively makes a difference to lives beyond the walls of academia.
Discover more about our goals: Fairer society | Healthier lives | Responsible management | Quality education for all
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As we navigate our way through the challenges of 2021, we are finally finding out the answer to that perennial question – what does Brexit actually mean?
Julia Buxton explores how and why drug policy is formed, and unravels the ways this plays out in the context of women’s lives – from the stigma and shame experienced by women involved in drugs to the challenges they face in accessing appropriate treatment and services.
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.
Author Lee Barron joins us to discuss the place of tattoos in modern society and look at their changing status in popular culture.
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.
Over the course of the last year, millions of people have come to experience some form of cabin fever as a result of the various lockdowns due to the pandemic. Author Paul Crawford speaks about the historical significance of the term "cabin fever" and offers remedies to lessen its effects through art.
Today’s guests argue that capitalism is the greatest culprit of global warming and they offer a radical solution: democratic nationalism. What is this and how is it different from green capitalism?
This episode explains and explores the effects of neoliberalism on healthcare policy and practice, and on everyday experience of health and illness in Europe.
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.
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.
Lessons in leadership and management can come from surprising places. Author Michael Urick discusses how lessons from Star Wars and Lord of the Rings can be used to make you the best leader possible.
This week, we look at the importance of presence and authenticity in leadership, and how to convey these qualities when everyone is working remotely.
The Larder aims to tackle food poverty and promote food sustainability. In this episode, we talk with Kay Johnson about how The Larder was formed, it’s various projects and how these have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020 has been rough. How have companies adapted to the social and political climate of the last year to better serve consumers and employees?
Quality education for all
Video games have a huge influence on society. We take a look at the benefits for families and in educational settings and explore the debate around violence and deviancy.
The world we live in is changing at a fast pace and what we teach and how we teach is also evolving rapidly. Dr John Moravec talks to us about the future of learning and innovative paradigms of education.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Setting the playlist podcast series
Diversity is being asked to the party, inclusion is being asked to dance, equity is setting the playlist. This series focuses on gender equity and how women are setting the playlist. Hosted by Emerald North America Regional Manager, Erika Valenti.