Research impact

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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A delegate speaks at TUC Disabled Workers Conference

Research Impact ripples

Posted on 8 October 2016 by Hirst

Through my involvement with CURED and the numerous fascinating discussions that have taken place with academics, consumers of research and practitioners, slowly connections start being made and new ways of getting messages out present themselves. I attended the TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference 2016, and unsurprisingly there was much discussion about barriers to employment and access
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Portrait of Prof Ralph Fevre

Academic interview: Prof Fevre

Posted on 8 October 2016 by Hirst

Prof Ralph Fevre Ralph Fevre took a somewhat accidental journey into disability and employment research. When undertaking a significant research project into ill treatment in the workplace, it had been anticipated that ethnicity would be a key factor for those experiencing bullying and harassment. However, the research showed that disabled people were overwhelmingly more likely
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Research Impact

Posted on 8 October 2016 by Hirst

The importance of research impact It quickly becomes apparent when talking to the academics involved in this project that the impact of research is of crucial importance. For the work of academics to be meaningful in a wider sense, one needs to try to track how research makes a real difference in influencing policy and
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