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Rising number of inexperienced pilots may lead to more crashes

Rising number of inexperienced pilots may lead to more crashes
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In the wake of the crash of Germanwings Flight 4U9525, Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour Amy Fraher examines the worrying trend in which many airlines are cutting costs by employing less experienced pilots in order to remain competitive.
Date:
01/04/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

Craft beer in, sat navs out – but the CPI shopping basket isn't all about you

Craft beer in, sat navs out – but the CPI shopping basket isn't all about you
Description
Professor Isabelle Szmigin of the Department of Marketing considers the latest shopping basket of goods used to measure UK inflation and what it does - or doesn't - say about the changes in consumer tastes.
Date:
31/03/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences
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How do you sleep at night? The anxieties of Doctors

How do you sleep at night? The anxieties of Doctors
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Hilary Brown writes about the book she has just finished reading Henry Marsh's book – Do No Harm- a memoir of the eminent neurosurgeon's practice over many years.
Date:
01/04/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Choice and competition is the 'least worst' way of reforming public services

Description
As part of the 2015 International Research Society for Public Management conference, Birmingham's School of Social Policy hosted a debate on the future of public services with Sir Julian Le Grand, former health advisor to Tony Blair
Date:
31/03/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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School of Education student named as one of the University's top alumni

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The School of Education is delighted that Hannah Bevington, a final year Education student, was one of the 12 students chosen from across the university to represent the spirit of the University in 2015
Date:
31/03/2015
Categories:
Alumni, Social Sciences

Ghana's democracy is driving great progress in health and education

Ghana's democracy is driving great progress in health and education
Description
Written by Alina Rocha Menocal, a senior research fellow at the Developmental Leadership Program. Despite weaknesses in accountability, Ghana's newly established political system has overseen dramatic improvements in basic services.
Date:
19/03/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences
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Germanwings crash: the ins and outs of the two-person rule

Germanwings crash: the ins and outs of the two-person rule
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Written by Daniel Rio Tinto, Doctoral Researcher in POLSIS. It takes two people to launch a nuclear missile - it's time the same level of safety returned to the cockpit.
Date:
30/03/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

Blog: The cyber threat to the United Kingdom

Blog: The cyber threat to the United Kingdom
Description
Written by Gavin Hall, Doctoral Researcher in POLSIS. When the new government takes office in May 2015 one of the first tasks will be to initiate a Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR).
Date:
30/03/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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