An inaugural lecture is a key milestone in any academic's career, signifying their promotion to 'Professor'. It is an opportunity for our new professorial colleagues to present their innovative research first-hand. All of these events are free of charge and attendance is open to all, and we look forward to sharing the experience with you.
Upcoming Inaugural Lectures
Inaugural lectures will recommence in Summer 2020.
Previous Inaugural Lectures
PROTECTING THE ENVRIONMENT AND IMPROVING LIVES
Across the world there are high levels of poverty and environmental degradation. Professor Fiona Nunan asks, is it possible to tackle the challenges of environmental degradation and poverty and inequality at the same time?
DEVELOPING EXCELLENCE IN AUTISM RESEARCH AND PRACTICE
Professor Karen Guldberg highlights the needs of autistic children and young people in relation to communication and social understanding, interests and information processing, and sensory processing.
LEADERSHIP FOR DEVELOPMENT: What do people want?
In this talk Professor Hudson discusses the results from surveys and experiments in Indonesia and the UK about public perceptions of leadership and what citizens want in a leader when it comes to driving developmental change.
WHO TO TRUST? FORMING POLICY BELIEFS IN A POLARISED WORLD
Professor Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay explores the implications that modern information consumption has for the types of political parties and leaders that come into power, and the policies that they implement.
Taking place on Wednesday 22 January, this lecture saw over 225 staff, students and members of the community join Professor Nunan to discuss how outcomes can be achieved to protect the environment and improve lives.
Taking place on Friday 27 September, this Inaugural Lecture saw 250 staff, students and members of the community join Professor Guldberg in the Bramall to discuss developing excellence in autism research.
The College of Social Sciences was delighted to present the inaugural lecture of Professor David Hudson, Professor of Politics and Development.