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
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.
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.
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…
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/).
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.
My podcast episode focuses on family homelessness and life in hotels and other forms of temporary accommodation. For the project, I spoke with formerly homeless families in Dublin and London about their experiences. Key findings included the devastating impact on children's nutritional health due to a lack of cooking facilities; deterioration in mental health for both parents and adults; feelings of shame; and experiences of stigmatisation from both hotel staff and the public. My Twitter handle is @melnowicki
Dr Adam Bibbey is co-investigator of Tackling Colour Blindness in Sport (TACBIS), a three-year project funded by the European Commission. He is Senior Lecturer in Sport, Exercise and Health Psychology at Oxford Brookes University, where his research focuses on psychophysiology and sport and exercise psychology, particularly the impact of stress/recovery and other behavioural factors on health and sporting performance. He is currently researching the examination of stress, coping and well-being (in football), personality traits, ergogenic effects of music and motivating health behaviour.
Dr. Kiron C. Neale is a Rhodes Scholar, Oxford University graduate, and expert on systems-level energy transitions, the mainstreaming of solar energy, and small-island energy systems. Dr. Neale’s research expertise focuses on the interactions between ‘culture’ and ‘policy’ during energy transitions i.e., how Government policies can influence and be influenced by cultures and vice versa to support the mainstreaming of residential solar energy. He has research experience in the Caribbean (Barbados and Trinidad) and Pacific (O’ahu, Hawai’i) and has recently published a book on this topic to highlight the solar energy narrative(s) of small, tropical islands: “Mainstreaming Solar Energy in Small, Tropical Islands: Cultural & Policy Implications”.
At present, Kiron is one of the EiE Lead Assessors at Oxford Brookes University where he coordinates energy efficiency audits for small and medium-sized enterprises and community groups in Oxfordshire in the UK. Additionally, as part of his role, he is also involved in th…
Dr Maurizio Sibilla is a Senior Research Fellow in Sustainable Construction here at Brookes. He leads national and international research focusing on the low carbon transition. His work experience over the past few years has focused on the bridge between technology and design culture, reconfirming his interest and enthusiasm for environmental technology. His work was recently picked up by COP26 regarding how our approach to climate research must be more interdisciplinary.