[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…

[CANCER] So, is it all over then? You’re all right now, then? #BreastCancer #OneYearOn

So, here we are, a year on from the official diagnosis of Breast Cancer (looking back at some lovely responses to the first tweet about it, although I'd already been quite overwhelmed by the 'hugs' etc via Facebook even earlier). I decided quite early on that I was going to use social media and blogging to talk about what was happening, even if I never expected to use the word 'breast' quite so many times…

[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…

[CANCER] Checking in with work #CancerLife

The last time I went into MMU was in September 2017 to speak at the IPM conference. In between I've had Slack conversations with my team, other social media chats, and been out for a few meals on the good chemo weeks! I've also had Skype chats and emails with my Head of Dept (who had the privilege of taking on the role the week after I was diagnosed), but this was the first time that…