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Research, Uncategorized

The Wandering Earth: why you need to see China’s latest sci-fi blockbuster

Posted on 25 March 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

Wandering Earth poster. IMDB Hiu Man Chan, School of Journalism, Media and Culture As China demonstrated its space credentials by landing a lunar probe on the far side of the moon in January 2019, a science fiction movie was hitting mainland cinemas that could also redefine China’s credentials as a maker of global cinema. The
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Doctoral Academy Champions, PGR Journeys

Doctoral Academy Champions: Giulia Cere, Engineering

Posted on 11 March 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

In this series of blog posts, our Doctoral Academy Champions will be telling us a bit about themselves and their PhD journeys so far. Today we hear from Guilia Cere, a researcher from the School of Engineering. My name is Giulia and I am currently halfway through my third year of PhD research in relation
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Training, Uncategorized

The importance of LGBT+ inclusivity in higher education

Posted on 12 February 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

Maurice O’Brien, Lecturer in School of Healthcare Sciences Despite momentous legislative change to support and protect Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT+) people, they continue to report they experience or fear discrimination. This discrimination can present in differing contexts across LGBT+ peoples’ lifespan, often having profound negative effects on their interactions with society, educational attainment,
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Disordered eating: why is it so important to study?

Posted on 5 February 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

Do you know the difference between eating disorders and disordered eating? On Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Kai Thomas from School of Psychology explains why the relationship between the two is so important. Overall, clinical eating disorders such as Anorexia Nervosa are pretty uncommon, with prevalence rates around 1-3% in the general population. One of the main barriers to accessing treatment for
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