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Creating Change, Expanding Opportunity - IDD Annual Report 2013-14

Creating Change, Expanding Opportunity - IDD Annual Report 2013-14
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Welcome to a special anniversary Annual Report. Browse an overview of IDD's recent research, teaching, consultancy and publications.
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21/08/2014

HSMC to support States of Jersey with mental health services review

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HSMC is pleased to announce that Dr Mervyn Conroy and Robin Miller will be working in partnership with Contact Consulting on a project commissioned by Health and Social Services Department of the States of Jersey to consider the future of mental health services on the island.
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21/08/2014

Pop in to our Pop-up Shop!

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The University of Birmingham will be encouraging people of all ages to think differently about research when they visit its first Pop-Up Shop in the heart of the city which opens Monday August 25.
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20/08/2014

Drones are fun toys until you get hit in the face by one

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Professor Bob Stone writes for The Conversation:
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19/08/2014

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - August 2014

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From virtual reality systems in the gaming industry to drones and more...
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19/08/2014

The Conversation: Inside Donetsk, a city at war, while the jaw-jaw over Ukraine continues

The Conversation: Inside Donetsk, a city at war, while the jaw-jaw over Ukraine continues
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Written by Professor Tatyana Malyarenko (Professor of Public Administration at Donetsk State Management University) and Professor Stefan Wolff. The past few days have seen another round of the seemingly endless cycle of escalation and de-escalation that has characterised the crisis in Ukraine for several months.
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19/08/2014

'Mapping the Underworld' research informs new industry standard

'Mapping the Underworld' research informs new industry standard
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The vast network of utility services buried underground is fundamental to the way we live today, however around 4 million holes are dug into UK roads each year resulting in traffic disruption, high costs and wasted man hours. Not only this, inaccurate, incomplete and/or out-of-date information on the existence and location of utility assets poses problems for new construction or rehabilitation works and many projects don't go according to plan. Dr Nicole Metje, School of Civil Engineering, has spent nearly two years as the academic advisor for a dedicated committee working on the development of a Publicly Available Specification (PAS) project, which sought to address some of these challenges.
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19/08/2014

Sino-Indian Relations in the 21st Century: Economic and Security Implications and Responses

Sino-Indian Relations in the 21st Century: Economic and Security Implications and Responses
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This conference hosted by the University of Birmingham took place on Thursday 10 July 2014. The conference brought together leading scholars from China, India and the UK to address the following questions: what are the key drivers of Sino-Indian relations, particularly their economic and security relations? What are the cooperative and competitive elements in their economic and security strategies towards their Asian neighbours and beyond? What kind of regional and extra-regional responses are provoked by the increasing capabilities and expanding ambitions and activities of these rising powers?
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18/08/2014

University of Birmingham engagement with Brazil wins Outstanding International Strategy award

University of Birmingham engagement with Brazil wins Outstanding International Strategy award
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The University of Birmingham has won the Outstanding International Strategy Award in the 2014 Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards (THELMAs). The award honours Birmingham's bold approach to secure its position in Brazil as the UK higher education institute (HEI) partner of choice.
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18/08/2014

Research video: Dr Stephen Jeffares - #Hashtag Politics

Research video: Dr Stephen Jeffares - #Hashtag Politics
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Dr Stephen Jeffares talks about his current research on Hashtag Politics.
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18/08/2014

Contemporary Violence: Postmodern War in Kosovo and Chechnya Paperback version of book released

Contemporary Violence: Postmodern War in Kosovo and Chechnya Paperback version of book released
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The monograph by Cerwyn Moore, Contemporary Violence: Postmodern War in Kosovo and Chechnya (Manchester: MUP, 2014), is released in paperback.
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18/08/2014

IRiS research showcased at the American Sociological Association Conference

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In recognition of his pioneering work on undocumented migration in the UK, Dr Nando Sigona contributes to a thematic session on comparative approaches to migrant "illegality" at Sociological Conference in San Francisco.
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18/08/2014

Emotion and consciousness: Damasio's hypothesis

Emotion and consciousness: Damasio's hypothesis
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PhD student Isaura Peddis writes about her research provisionally entitled 'The Importance of Empathy'.
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16/08/2014

Great Brain Experiment proves a smart way to measure memory

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The School of Psychology's Dr Fiona McNab has been investigating working memory - information held in the mind for a short period of time - through a specially created app called The Great Brain Experiment.
Date:
15/08/2014

Cell transplantation could provide new therapies for sepsis

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Researchers believe that their breakthrough in cell transplantation could pave the way for new therapies to combat sepsis, the cause of 7.3 million deaths worldwide each year.
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14/08/2014

The virtual reality hype train is starting to make me queasy

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Professor Bob Stone writes for The Conversation:
Date:
13/08/2014

50 years since the last execution can the UK help end the death penalty worldwide?

50 years since the last execution can the UK help end the death penalty worldwide?
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Birmingham Law School's Dr Bharat Malkani writes for the Conversation
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13/08/2014
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