Day: October 9, 2016

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Support@Work Project

Posted on 9 October 2016 by Hirst

“When women go on maternity leave it is assumed that they will return. So why isn’t that assumption the same when workers take sick leave?” Kathleen Bolt is a caseworker and trainer on the Support@Work project, managed by the Edinburgh TUC. The basis of the project is to support early intervention to resolve issues that
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Dr Marion Hersh.

Academic Interview: Dr Hersh

Posted on 9 October 2016 by Hirst

“There should be more support for disabled academics.” Dr. Hersh has a fascinating interdisciplinary background which includes Mathematics and Control Engineering which she applies to her current research interests of assistive technology and employment for disabled people. In addition to this unusually broad skillset, she also possesses a very enviable capacity for acquiring new languages
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