New report on Russian-speaking Foreign Fighters

New report on Russian-speaking Foreign Fighters by Cerwyn Moore and Mark Youngman Existing data on Russian-speaking groups and individuals linked to the Islamic State is often inaccurate, according to CREST Researcher Cerwyn Moore and ESRC-funded PhD Student Mark Youngman. They have released a substantive report on Russian-speaking foreign fighters and Islamic State’s influence in the … Continue reading “New report on Russian-speaking Foreign Fighters”

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”

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”

Crossing campus to widen my horizon – Tales from a successful secondment to Research Planning

By guest blogger Katharina Freise Senior Research Facilitator in the College of Arts and Law I have been working at the University of Birmingham since 2006 in various research supporting roles, with the last eight years as a Research Facilitator in the College of Arts and Law. I had been looking out for a way to … Continue reading “Crossing campus to widen my horizon – Tales from a successful secondment to Research Planning”