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Questioning the ‘real’ and ‘natural’: A case study on diamonds (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Boons, S. (2020, December). Questioning the ‘real’ and ‘natural’: A case study on diamonds. Presented at Art of Research 2020, Aalto, Finland

The aim of the presentation is to explore and question the definitions assigned to materials and their promotion as natural’ and ‘real’. When it comes to identifying materials, how many processes applied to the material can be justified for it to be... Read More about Questioning the ‘real’ and ‘natural’: A case study on diamonds.

Now you see it, and Now you don’t: Illusive colour (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Klein, S. (2020, November). Now you see it, and Now you don’t: Illusive colour. Presented at Twenty-eighth Color and Imaging Conference, Online

Colour, as beauty, lies in the eye of the beholder. In 1861, based on the RGB model of colour perception, James Clerk Maxwell produced the first colour photographs by exposing black and white film through red, green and blue filters, thus recording i... Read More about Now you see it, and Now you don’t: Illusive colour.

Learning how to learn: The role of music and other expressive arts in responding to Early Leaving from Education and Training (ELET) in the STALWARTS project (2020)
Journal Article
Krüger, V., Macedo, E., Rita Addessi, A., Rüütel, E., Warner, C., Carvalho, A., & Bunt, L. (2020). Learning how to learn: The role of music and other expressive arts in responding to Early Leaving from Education and Training (ELET) in the STALWARTS project. Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy, 20(3), https://doi.org/10.15845/voices.v20i3.3084

This project report describes policy, practice and theory related to a cross-sectoral international project funded by the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme. STALWARTS – Sustaining Teachers and Learners with the Arts: Relational Health in European... Read More about Learning how to learn: The role of music and other expressive arts in responding to Early Leaving from Education and Training (ELET) in the STALWARTS project.

A PhD FAQ [Blog] (2020)
Other
Thompson, M., & Saunders, A. (2020). A PhD FAQ [Blog]

Embarking on a PhD can be one of the most rewarding, frustrating, liberating, challenging and exciting adventures of your professional life. However, it isn’t for everyone and should not be undertaken lightly. If it works for you, it can be incredibl... Read More about A PhD FAQ [Blog].

Into the digital wild: Utilising Twitter, Instagram, You Tube and Facebook for effective science and environmental communication (2020)
Journal Article
Wilkinson, C., & Pavelle, S. (2020). Into the digital wild: Utilising Twitter, Instagram, You Tube and Facebook for effective science and environmental communication. Frontiers in Communication, 5, https://doi.org/10.3389/fcomm.2020.575122

Recent years have seen an upsurge in the digital environment and the reliance placed upon it by society. This case study reports on a project which sought to examine how the digital environment can be utilized for science communication, exploring the... Read More about Into the digital wild: Utilising Twitter, Instagram, You Tube and Facebook for effective science and environmental communication.

Apart but not Alone: Neighbour support and the COVID-19 lockdown (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Biddle, M., & Jones, M. (2020, September). Apart but not Alone: Neighbour support and the COVID-19 lockdown. Presented at Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research e-Conference 2020 - ‘Times like these’: Researching civil society responses to and recovery from COVID-19

Our presentation covers the following themes: (a) Characteristics of neighbour support during the UK COVID-19 lockdown, including a comparison with more formal voluntary and statutory sector support; (b) relationship between area-based deprivation an... Read More about Apart but not Alone: Neighbour support and the COVID-19 lockdown.

ClairCity Citizen-led air pollution reduction in cities (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Barnes, J., & Hayes, E. (2020, August). ClairCity Citizen-led air pollution reduction in cities. Presented at CIEH Summer Series: Air quality in the West of England: pollution, air quality and crematoriums, Webinar

Combat injuries, body image and romantic relationships: A stakeholder workshop to specify new research directions (2020)
Report
Keeling, M., & Sharratt, N. (2020). Combat injuries, body image and romantic relationships: A stakeholder workshop to specify new research directions. N/A

The nature of military combat activities means personnel can receive injuries that result in a change to appearance, such as scarring and limb loss. Emerging evidence from ongoing research and public involvement work with combat-injured veterans ha... Read More about Combat injuries, body image and romantic relationships: A stakeholder workshop to specify new research directions.

What does decolonising the curriculum mean? (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Evans, M., & Sobers, S. (2020, June). What does decolonising the curriculum mean?. Presented at UWE Festival of Learning 2020

What does decolonising the curriculum mean? What practical steps can I make to adapt my teaching? Myra Evans and Dr Shawn Sobers explore the issue and ideas and actions to make change. The session has been designed to help staff to consider how they... Read More about What does decolonising the curriculum mean?.

We need transport planners with superpowers: How can transport cope with the pressures of the coronavirus pandemic? (2020)
Other
Lyons, G. (2020). We need transport planners with superpowers: How can transport cope with the pressures of the coronavirus pandemic?

Amidst the UK lockdown in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, an online panel discussion was organised by PTRC and chaired by Glenn Lyons, titled "The global shock of COVID-19 – will it jolt the transport sector into significant change?" Nearly... Read More about We need transport planners with superpowers: How can transport cope with the pressures of the coronavirus pandemic?.

Dementia-and-walking-COVID-review (2020)
Report
Cheston, R., Huntley, A., Corse, D., & Munafo, J. (2020). Dementia-and-walking-COVID-review. NIHR Applied Research Collaboration West

The British Geriatric Society (BGS) gives clear guidance during the COVID 19 crisis on the approach of care home staff for residents with dementia who ‘walk with purpose or intent’. This guidance focuses on isolation of suspected cases and behavioura... Read More about Dementia-and-walking-COVID-review.

Stashing behaviour in a Herring Gull (2020)
Journal Article
Dickins, T., & Thompson, M. (2020). Stashing behaviour in a Herring Gull. British Birds, 113(April 2020), 233-239

At around midday on 6th June 2019, in warm, bright conditions, we were watching a small Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) colony on the west coast of Lundy, Devon. Our attention was drawn to an adult Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) on the rocks below with... Read More about Stashing behaviour in a Herring Gull.