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Ethics management and responsible research and innovation in the Human Brain Project (2019)
Book Chapter
Rainey, S., Stahl, B., Shaw, M., & Reinsborough, M. (2019). Ethics management and responsible research and innovation in the Human Brain Project. In R. von Schomberg, & J. Hankins (Eds.), International Handbook on Responsible Innovation: A Global Resource, (379-392). Edward Elgar Publishing. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781784718862.00035

Responsible research and innovation (RRI) is a key concept in current discourses concerning research governance and policy. The practice of Ethics Management in the European Union (EU) Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Flagship Human Brain Proj... Read More

Counselling formerly heterosexually partnered gay fathers raised with religion (2019)
Journal Article
Earley, E., Clarke, V., & Moller, N. (in press). Counselling formerly heterosexually partnered gay fathers raised with religion. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling,

Formerly heterosexually partnered gay fathers raised with religion are an under-researched group of LGBTQ parents. This group have potentially complex coming out journeys, which can result in them seeking counselling. This research explores the couns... Read More

A critical review of the interdisciplinary literature on voluntary childlessness. (2019)
Book Chapter
Moller, N., Clarke, V., Hayfield, N., & Braun, V. (in press). A critical review of the interdisciplinary literature on voluntary childlessness. In The truth about (m)otherhood: Choosing to be childfree

This chapter provides a critical review of the inter-disciplinary research on voluntary childlessness, examining some of the problematic assumptions that underpin the literature and the image of the childfree woman that emerges as a result. It is not... Read More

Bouncing back and building up? – A critique of the concept of resilience in relation to social work practitioners and their employing organisations. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Lomax, R., & Frost, E. (2019, September). Bouncing back and building up? – A critique of the concept of resilience in relation to social work practitioners and their employing organisations. Paper presented at Joint Social Work Education and Research Conference

The overall aim of this paper is to critically discuss the findings of a literature review undertaken in 2018 by exploring the concept of resilience and social work. The findings will be illustrated throughout by drawing on examples from current rese... Read More

“Never Say Never?”: Heterosexual, bisexual, and lesbian women’s accounts of being childfree (2019)
Journal Article
Hayfield, N., Terry, G., Clarke, V., & Ellis, S. (in press). “Never Say Never?”: Heterosexual, bisexual, and lesbian women’s accounts of being childfree. Psychology of Women Quarterly, https://doi.org/10.1177/0361684319863414

Feminist scholars have identified a “motherhood imperative” in Western cultures, where heterosexual women are understood to both want, and have, children. However, social shifts have resulted in a decrease in pronatalism as well as an increase in soc... Read More

Rape, inequality and the criminal justice response in England: the importance of age and gender (2019)
Journal Article
Lilley-Walker, S., Hester, M., McPhee, D., & Patsios, D. (in press). Rape, inequality and the criminal justice response in England: the importance of age and gender. Criminology and Criminal Justice,

This article draws upon quantitative and content analysis of 585 reports of rape recorded within two police force areas in England in 2010 and in 2014 tracking individual incidents to eventual outcome to examine the impact, if any, of intersecting in... Read More

Between Scylla and Charybdis: Losing balance in an age of extremes (2019)
Journal Article
Crociani-Windland, L. (2019). Between Scylla and Charybdis: Losing balance in an age of extremes. Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society, 24(3), 344-362. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41282-019-00132-w

This article charts a course from the literature of the classical world through to some classics in sociology and some more recent psychoanalytically informed work to offer a metaphor for and an analysis of this time of turbulence and extremes. The... Read More

Best practice in the management of online sex offending (2019)
Report
Brennan, M., Perkins, D., Merdian, H., Tyrrell, E., Babchishin, K., McCartan, K., & Kelly, R. (2019). Best practice in the management of online sex offending

Our report sets out the outcomes from reviews of the relevant literature, and a series of consultations held by IWG_OSO, with participation from practitioners and researchers working in the field of child protection and online sex offending. Onli... Read More

The variable and evolving nature of ‘cuckooing’ as a form of criminal exploitation in street level drug markets (2019)
Journal Article
Spicer, J., Moyle, L., & Coomber, R. (in press). The variable and evolving nature of ‘cuckooing’ as a form of criminal exploitation in street level drug markets. Trends in Organized Crime, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12117-019-09368-5

A form of criminal exploitation rarely mentioned in the academic literature has recently emerged, evolved and taken meaningful hold in the UK. Hundreds of cases of ‘cuckooing’ have been reported, where heroin and crack cocaine dealers associated with... Read More

Always endangered, never extinct: Exploring contemporary butch lesbian identity in the UK (2019)
Journal Article
Mackay, F. (2019). Always endangered, never extinct: Exploring contemporary butch lesbian identity in the UK. Women's Studies International Forum, 75, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wsif.2019.102241

This article presents empirical data from survey research into lesbian and queer masculinities in the United Kingdom, conducted in 2017, which garnered over two hundred responses. Four dominant themes emerged from the data gathered. These themes addr... Read More

Reflections on devolution: Twenty years on (2019)
Journal Article
Greer, A. (2019). Reflections on devolution: Twenty years on. Political Quarterly, 90(3), 553-558. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-923X.12700

May 2019 marks twenty years since the first elections to the Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly. This report discusses a paper published by the Institute for Government (IFG) that reflects on the experience to date of devolution, drawing on inter... Read More

Reflecting on reflexive thematic analysis (2019)
Journal Article
Braun, V., & Clarke, V. (2019). Reflecting on reflexive thematic analysis. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 11(4), 589-597. https://doi.org/10.1080/2159676X.2019.1628806

Since initially writing on thematic analysis in 2006, the popularity of the method we outlined has exploded, the variety of TA approaches have expanded, and, not least, our thinking has developed and shifted. In this reflexive commentary, we look bac... Read More

Hate speech and self-restraint (2019)
Journal Article
Thompson, S. (in press). Hate speech and self-restraint. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice,

In this article, my aim is to consider under what circumstances, and for what reasons, individuals may freely choose not to speak hatefully about others. Even if not threatened with legal sanction, why might people restrain themselves from saying so... Read More

Seen and not heard: The service user’s experience through the justice system of individuals convicted of sexual offenses (2019)
Journal Article
McCartan, K. F., Harris, D. A., & Prescott, D. (in press). Seen and not heard: The service user’s experience through the justice system of individuals convicted of sexual offenses. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, https://doi.org/10.1177/0306624X19851671

User experience and client satisfaction is capturing more attention in the field of social services. The provision of treatment services to individuals convicted of sexual offenses in particular, has expanded exponentially over the last 20 years. Thi... Read More

Lukacs, Kierkegaard, Marx and the Political (2019)
Book Chapter
Assiter, A. (2019). Lukacs, Kierkegaard, Marx and the Political. In A. Buben, E. Helms, & P. Stokes (Eds.), The Kierkegaardian MindRoutledge

This is an attempt to show, contrary to most of the discussion on the subject, that Kierkegaard and Marx have more in common than is often thought to be the case.

Deliver us from evil: The case for scepticism (2019)
Book Chapter
Cole, P. (2019). Deliver us from evil: The case for scepticism. In T. Nys, & S. De Wijze (Eds.), Routledge Handbook on the Philosophy of EvilRoutledge

This chapter critically examines the philosophical arguments against the case for evil scepticism that I first outlined in my book, The Myth of Evil. It re-assesses and strengthens the case for scepticism by addressing some of the latest attempts to... Read More

Establishing a pragmatic path to greater autonomy and decolonization (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Clegg, P. (2019, May). Establishing a pragmatic path to greater autonomy and decolonization. Paper presented at United Nations Regional Seminar Caribbean 2019

The British Overseas Territories, especially those in the Caribbean, are experiencing a period of significant uncertainty. There is the still unresolved issue of ‘Brexit’, and the likely impact on the territories in regard to trade, aid, and politica... Read More

Risk discretion culture and accountability police perceptions of sex offender risk management in England and Wales (2019)
Journal Article
Hoggett, J., McCartan, K. F., & O'Sullivan, J. (2019). Risk discretion culture and accountability police perceptions of sex offender risk management in England and Wales. Criminology and Criminal Justice, https://doi.org/10.1177/1748895819839747

This paper argues that understanding current approaches to sex offender risk management and its operationalisation must account for front line situational decision-making practices and the culture from which they develop and operate. The research uti... Read More