[ACADEMIC] Membership of Centre for Decent Work and Productivity @mmu_decentwork

I'm pleased to have been invited to join Manchester Metropolitan University's new Centre for Decent Work and Productivity: Work that is both decent for workers and productive for organisations, is vital to the success of any good society. Our research centre builds knowledge about the relationship between work quality and performance, and how these can be aligned. We tackle the key question: “What is, and what causes, decent work and productivity?” through our four knowledge platforms. The knowledge…

[ACADEMIC] Public Engagement. Workshop 2/3: Community Engagement #ERA1819 [email protected]

I am just returning from the second out of three courses on the NCCPE Engage Researchers' Academy, where academics with a desire to do public engagement well, and share those insights with their colleagues, met together in Bristol for 2 days. We were focusing particularly this session on community engagement, ethical issues, and measuring impact. We are asked to prepare before the course a couple of inputs, including sharing an ethical research dilemma and an…

[FUNDING/RESEARCH/CANCER] Onto Second Round for Social Media Bid with @MacmillanCancer

Macmillan, a cancer charity, seeks to undertake research with impact, keen to invest 'in research that will deliver long term benefits for people living with cancer'. As someone who has found herself in 'the cancer world', and as a digital researcher, I was not surprised to find how helpful Facebook groups (along with other social media, and the occasional foray into an official forum) were in helping source information, especially when appointments with the medical…

[WRITER/ACADEMIC] Article Acceptance for High-Ranking @SurvSoc_Journal

Really pleased to hear that the journal article that I've been working on over the past year has had it's final edits accepted, and should be published (open access) later in the year in Surveillance and Society Journal (I'll likely share then too). Social Media, Peer Surveillance, Spiritual Formation and Mission: Practicing Christian Faith in a Surveilled Public Space By 2018, social media has become a part of everyday life, including the faith lives of many.…