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 as they discuss the important topics in research at the moment, bringing that research to life.
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All available podcasts
To view all the podcasts available in the series, you can browse the following categories:
Youth exclusion, empowerment and sustainable development
Oláyínká Àkànle discusses the sustainable future of global youth studies.
Re-discovering economic abuse
Leading economic abuse expert Nicola Sharp-Jeffs chronicles her pioneering work.
Breaking through bias to achieve career potential
In this episode, Iram speaks with Jenny Garrett (OBE) and Vicky Williams in celebration of International Women’s Day 2022 and exploring the theme of gender bias.
Space, place, and an ageing society
In this episode, our guests discuss older people's relationship to space and place.
Accountability during the COVID pandemic: the perspective of emerging economies
We discuss the state of emerging economies in holding institutions accountable to equitable and ethical emergency response measures to Covid-19.
How Brexit is changing women’s lives
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?
How global drug policy impacts women
Julia Buxton explores how and why drug policy is formed, and unravels the ways this plays out in the context of women’s lives.
Gender in violence in war and armed conflict – is it more dangerous to be a woman?
Stacy Banwell talks 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.
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.
Lockdown six months on: how COVID-19 & Black Lives Matter have changed our working lives
In this episode, Professor Jonathan Wilson takes a look at the changes 2020 has brought to our working lives, and how we’ve responded to COVID-19 and BlackLivesMatter.
Race, education and retirement in professional football
We join Dr Paul Campbell to discuss his research into the experiences of ex-professional black footballers transitioning from sport to mainstream careers.
What is social care research (and why is it important)
What is social care research and how do we get it to those who are practising in the field? How do we bridge the gap between academia and practitioner?
Cabin fever: mental health and the pandemic
Author Paul Crawford speaks about the historical significance of the term "cabin fever" and offers remedies to lessen its effects through art.
The extinction curve
Today’s guests argue that capitalism is the greatest culprit of global warming and they offer a radical solution: democratic nationalism.
Health and illness in the neoliberal era in Europe
This episode explains and explores the effects of neoliberalism on healthcare policy and practice, and on the everyday experience of health and illness in Europe.
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.
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.
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.
Supply chain resilience through COVID-19 and beyond
Host Daniel Ridge speaks with the guest editors and authors of the special issue: "Learning from the Covid-19 pandemic: Planning, controlling and driving change for greater resilience in supply chains."
CSR and Indigenous peoples in Canada
We speak to Dr. Brad Long about corporate social responsibility and reconciliation in the context of Indigenous Canadian communities and peoples.
Platforms everywhere: how does a platform business model work?
Author of Platforms Everywhere: Transforming Organizations by Integrating Ecosystems in Business Design, Ned Rava speaks to us about his book.
Diversity and inclusion in organisations
Dr Jennifer Kuklenski discusses her book Diversity and Organizational Development: Impacts and Opportunities, an pertinent topic for any organisation.
Leadership & popular culture
Author Michael Urick discusses how lessons from Star Wars and Lord of the Rings can be used to make you the best leader possible.
Leading with presence during Coronavirus times
In this episode, we look at the importance of presence and authenticity in leadership, and how to convey these qualities when everyone is working remotely.
How to build a sustainable food enterprise and battle food poverty with The Larder
In this episode, we talk with Kay Johnson about how The Larder was formed, its various projects and how these have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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?
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.
Quality education for all
Building sustainable business schools for future leaders
Dr. Juan Carlos Sosa Varela discusses the role education and research play in equipping future leaders interested in addressing the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and developing the field of responsible management.
EDI and the University
In this episode, we speak to Udy Archibong and Nikki Pearce about the role the University can play in social mobility, anti-racism, employability and decolonisation.
Open Access Week/Break the norm – healthy open research practices
In this episode, Iram speaks with Payal Kumar and Jayantha Dewasiri about open access journals, in celebration of Open Access Week.
Indigenous knowledge transfer – First Voices First
In this episode, we speak to Erika Valenti, Deborah Lee and Suzy Bear about the First Voices First pilot project in partnership with COPPUL.
The future of business education
Key business school leaders join us for a discussion on the future of business education.
Diversity & equity in school leadership
We discuss why we need better data to improve our schools, the importance of the student voice and human conversations and the ways that schools can partner with their communities.
Video games: families, education, the risks and rewards
Here, we take a look at the benefits of video games for families and in educational settings, and explore the debate around violence and deviancy.
The future of learning
Dr John Moravec talks to us about the future of learning and innovative paradigms of education.
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.
The purpose-driven university
Author Debbie Haski-Leventhal discusses why universities should assess their purpose in order to have a positive effect on their students, faculty and society.
The fully functioning university in challenging times
Asher Rospigliosi from the University of Brighton on how universities should focus on their core missions as they navigate their way through challenging times.
Rethinking leadership in HBCUs
We talk to Johnny D Jones, author of Leadership of historically black colleges and universities: a what not to do guide for HBCU leaders about HBCUs.
Localising the Sustainable Development Goals
Enrico Guarini, Elisa Mori, and Elena Zuffada illustrate how the SDG framework might be deployed in order to achieve political goals, increase public value, and produce a healthier, more sustainable world for all.
Understanding the Techlash era
In this episode, Iram speaks with Nirit Weiss Blatt about her upcoming paperback publication The Techlash and Tech Crisis Communication.
Tourism in Brazil: challenges and opportunities
Our guests offer an overview of Brazil as a tourist destination and discuss critical issues relative to tourism development.
Risky business: sex work, regulation & online platforms
In this episode, we speak with Dr Nick Cowen and Dr Rachela Colosi about the impact of online platforms on the sex work industry.
Answer Intelligence: Raise your AQ
Brian Glibkowski discusses his book, Answer Intelligence: Raise your AQ, and showcases how readers can reimagine what it means to communicate effectively.
Technological Sustainability, a new Emerald journal
Editor in Chief, Shahla Seifi, speaks to us about a new journal that focuses on the role of technology in sustainability.
The future of open research – How can we work together to create a common ground?
Glenn Hampson, founder and director of the Open Scholarship Initiative (OSI) discusses alternative measures of impact, funding and the future of open research.
Reforming research culture to incentivise open data, transparency and openness
David Mellor, leader of Policy Initiatives at the Center for Open Science, on reforming research culture to encourage open data and transparency.
Openness, transparency and equity in open research
Shelley Allen, Emerald Publishing’s Head of Open Research, discusses themes around openness, transparency and equity in open research.
BONUS: Class as a barrier in the publishing industry
Professor Katy Shaw, author of The Common People Report, discusse the barriers that working-class writers experience and the changes needed in the publishing industry.
Revising the REF deadline: Research Excellence Framework 2021 and COVID-19
In March 2020, REF 2021 was put on hold due to COVID-19. Chris Hewson and Mark Taylor explore the implications, and what this means for universities, funding and support staff.
Setting the playlist
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.
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