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Oxford Brookes Unscripted

This podcast series from the Public Engagement Network (PEN) at Oxford Brookes University is a platform for academics, across all faculties, to informally share, discuss and contemplate their research with the wider community

Status: Live|Last updated:March 20, 2024 10:14 AM
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Well-being and words: the transformative power of poetry with Dr Dinah Roe

Oxford Brookes Researcher, Dr Dinah Roe founded the Poetry by Carers project, a series of free online workshops designed for people with caring responsibilities, to create a space for carers to come together and amplify their voices in an accessible and creative way. Dinah talks to Unscripted about the origins of this project from her research interests in Christina Rossetti. You can learn more the Poetry by Carers project on the website https://carerspoetry.org/ you can also explore Dinah's work by visiting her staff profile https://www.brookes.ac.uk/profiles/staff/dinah-roe If you are interested in taking part in the project you can contact Dinah directly.

Status: Live|Last updated:March 20, 2024 7:39 AM
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Untapped Truths: Personal Perspectives with Dr. Emma Davies

Oxford Brookes researcher, Dr. Emma Davies talks to Oxford Brookes Unscripted again to further unpick her work on raising awareness of the link between breast cancer and alcohol consumption to support women who want to cut down or quit. We hear from several of Emma's project participants as they talk about their experiences. You can find out more about this project at: https://sites.google.com/brookes.ac.uk/alcohol-and-breast-cancer/home You can join the conversation by completing the survey: https://brookeshls.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bIvN0DR9Yh2HWCi You can find out more about Emma's wider research on her staff profile: https://brookeshls.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bIvN0DR9Yh2HWCi

Status: Live|Last updated:February 16, 2024 9:22 AM
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Untapped Truths: The Sobering Connection Between Alcohol and Breast Cancer with Dr. Emma Davies

Oxford Brookes researcher, Dr. Emma Davies has identified that a multi-pronged approach is needed to raise awareness of the link between breast cancer and alcohol consumption to support women who want to cut down or quit. Emma talks to Oxford Brookes Unscripted about this study. You can learn more about Emma's project on her website: https://sites.google.com/brookes.ac.uk/alcohol-and-breast-cancer/home You can join the conversation by completing the survey: https://brookeshls.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bIvN0DR9Yh2HWCi You can find out more about Emma and her wider work on her staff profile: https://www.brookes.ac.uk/profiles/staff/emma-davies

Status: Live|Last updated:February 16, 2024 9:19 AM
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Professor Simon Kövesi on his research in Romantic-period literature

Simon Kövesi is Professor of English Literature at Oxford Brookes University. He researches working-class writing from the Romantic period through to contemporary literature. His books include Eighteenth-Century English Labouring-Class Poets, 1700-1800 (3 vols, 2003), James Kelman (2007), New Essays on John Clare: Poetry, Culture and Community (2015), and John Clare: Nature, Criticism and History (2017). He is currently working on a book entitled Literature and Poverty: 1800–2000, and a paperback edition of Pierce Egan’s 1821 smash hit Life in London. He appears as a boxer-cum-fool in the 2015 feature film By Our Selves, made by Andrew Kötting.

Status: Live|Last updated:February 1, 2024 11:54 AM
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World Wildlife Conservation Day

In celebration of World Wildlife Conservation Day we talk with Professor Anna Nekaris, who is a Professor of Primate Conservation and Anthropology as well as Lead in Public Engagement with Research at Oxford Brookes University. Anna, takes us on a journey through her research in nocturnal primates, why she was interested in conservation and in particular the human element of conservation, as well as the ways that Oxford Brookes has contributed to conservation, including highlighting the many successful alumni of the primate conservation courses at Brookes. Anna concludes by sharing with us how we can all actively contribute to conservation. https://www.brookes.ac.uk/profiles/staff/anna-nekaris www.facebook.com/QueenFireface twitter.com/queenfireface www.instagram.com/littlefireface www.youtube.com/user/littlefireface

Status: Live|Last updated:December 1, 2023 4:45 PM
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Dr Ingrid Medby on her research in geopolitics on the Arctic region

Dr Ingrid Medby is a Senior Lecturer in Political Geography. Ingrid joined Oxford Brookes University in the autumn of 2017, after having previously taught at University College London (UCL). Prior to this, she completed a PhD in Political Geography at Durham University. Her research interests lie in the areas of geopolitics, identity, nationalism, and statecraft, focusing on the Arctic region. Prior to her PhD, Ingrid worked for the North Norway European Office in Brussels, Belgium. She continues to write regularly on Arctic issues for High North News, and engage with related policy.

Status: Live|Last updated:October 13, 2023 1:43 PM
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School Nursing in the Time of Covid

The Covid-19 pandemic required new ways of working and accelerated innovative practice in school nursing. This mixed-methods study, funded by the General Nursing Council England and Wales Trust, aimed to identify changes in school nurse practice working with children and young people, explore the benefits and challenges in school nurse work to support vulnerable children and young people during the pandemic, map new ways of working, and consider the use of these going forward. We conducted an international scoping review of evidence examining innovative school nurse practice with children and young people, and children’s social care; gathered school nurse’s views through an e-survey across England and Wales to identify innovative practices in front-line school nursing work with vulnerable children and young people, and examined school nurses’ views about new practices with vulnerable children and young people, and work with children’s social care through focus groups and interviews. We sought to identify lear…

Status: Live|Last updated:March 22, 2023 4:28 PM
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Dr Giulia Rossetti on her research understanding festivals and event experiences

Dr Giulia Rossetti is a Lecturer in Events Management in the Business School, Oxford Brookes University. She teaches modules related to events, festivals, and marketing at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. Giulia's areas of expertise are: understanding festival and event experiences using cultural sociology and serious leisure theories; festival socio-cultural impacts; and the educational value of festivals and events. Her PhD at the Technological University Dublin explored cultural capital development at literary festivals in Ireland and in Italy (URL: https://arrow.tudublin.ie/tourdoc/32/).

Status: Live|Last updated:February 27, 2023 11:18 AM
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Dr Casper Breuker talks Butterflies Under Pressure

Dr Casper J. Breuker is one of the founders of Butterflies Under Pressure, a project that has produced engaging practical science activities to engage primary school children with the curriculum topic of living things and their habitats. He is a Senior Lecturer and the Subject Coordinator for various Biological Sciences degrees at Oxford Brookes University, and also Director of the university’s Centre for Functional Genomics, which aims to support scientists from evolutionary biology to biomedicine in their genomic research.

Status: Live|Last updated:February 27, 2023 9:05 AM
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