Researchfish: What’s happened to your information…

Now that the main Researchfish submission period is finished and your submissions are complete, a common question is ‘what happens next?’ First of all, your information will go to the respective Research Council or funder where the outcomes you submitted will be reviewed and used to report on the impact of public investment in Research. … Continue reading “Researchfish: What’s happened to your information…”

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The Industrial Strategy

Written by guest blogger Dr Steve Taylor, Head of Strategic Research Development UK Governments since Neville Chamberlain’s in the 1930s (and I am sure scholars will offer examples from before) have sought some form of Industrial Strategy – policies that support growth in the economy through enabling UK industry. So, the idea is nothing new, … Continue reading “The Industrial Strategy”

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Extension to UoB ESRC IAA Funding

The Impact Acceleration Account was awarded to the University of Birmingham by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to fund knowledge exchange and impact from 2014 – 2018. We are pleased to announce that we have now been given additional funding enabling us to extend this date to March 2019. The Impact Acceleration Account … Continue reading “Extension to UoB ESRC IAA Funding”

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After Islamic State

Written by Liz Morrow and Cerwyn Moore On the 21st June, as a coalition of Kurdish and Shi’a militia and Sunni tribesmen made gains in the Old City in Western Mosul, fighters from Islamic State destroyed the distinctive Great Mosque of al-Nuri. Less than three years earlier, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi – the self-declared leader of … Continue reading “After Islamic State”

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Fighting Rape Stigma in Bosnia-Herzegovina: The Critical Role of Education

By Guest Blogger Janine Natalya Clark Throughout history, acts of rape and sexual violence have frequently accompanied war and armed conflict. In a recent speech on 19 June, which has been designated the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres emphasized that: ‘Rape and sexual violence in … Continue reading “Fighting Rape Stigma in Bosnia-Herzegovina: The Critical Role of Education”

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ESRC IAA Funding Award with Diabetes UK

Guest Blog by Professor Janice L Thompson I have recently been funded by the ESRC IAA Follow-on Funding mechanism to support a project focusing on working in partnership with Diabetes UK to develop an evaluation framework for a community-based diabetes prevention education and awareness initiative. Focusing on diabetes prevention is a major public health priority … Continue reading “ESRC IAA Funding Award with Diabetes UK”

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