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25 June 2021

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Breaking Boundaries: Reshaping family mediation policy & practice

Research evidence from the ‘Mapping Paths to Family Justice’ study (Mapping) led by Professor Anne Barlow at the University of Exeter has helped to reshape family mediation policy and practice and improve user experience for separating couples, after radical legal aid changes.

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5 February 2021

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Breaking Boundaries: Supporting the future of open science and data

For many years, scientific research has been hidden behind expensive paywalls, leaving access to new and exciting scientific research inaccessible to the general public. ‘Open science’ is research that is collaborative, transparent and reproducible and whose outputs are publicly available.

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21 January 2021

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Digital health passports: Mitigating risks to data privacy and human rights

Research led by Dr Ana Beduschi from the University of Exeter Law School, has informed policymakers of the risks that digital health passports could pose to human rights, data privacy and social equality.

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14 January 2021

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Identity, Inequality and the Media in Brexit COVID-19 Britain

The research team of Identity, Inequality and the Media in Brexit-Covid19 Britain reflect on the impact Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic are having on inequalities in Britain.

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3 December 2020

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Breaking Boundaries: Reopening debates about the ‘common law marriage myth’

Research at the University of Exeter has influenced and accelerated the introduction of opposite-sex civil partnerships and reopened debates about the ‘common law marriage myth’ and a related need for wider cohabitation law reform.

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2 December 2020

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Human – pachyderm relations

Anthrozoology PhD student Michelle Szydlowski discusses how working in Nepal has informed both her PhD thesis and her research.

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23 November 2020

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Breaking Boundaries: Changing educators approach to teaching grammar

The University of Exeter has helped to change the way that educators approach teaching grammar and writing to children.

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4 November 2020

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Bridging gaps in law through collaboration

Law school PhD student Mollie Gascoigne researchers the gaps between the law and LGBTQ+ people; her research project, the Gender Recognition & Reform Project has been investigating the attitudes and experiences of non-binary people towards legal gender recognition.

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7 October 2020

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Tikya the Blackheart man, children

PhD candidate Malcolm Richards describes communicating his research to the public and how this has been affected by Covid and the current restrictions.

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9 September 2020

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The daily lived experiences and the emotional responses of educators

Doha Abualsaud’s research explores teachers’ daily lived experiences and emotional responses.

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12 August 2020

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Investigating the socio–material futures of plastic waste in Ahmedabad

Anthropology PhD student Tridibesh Dey’s research is looking at the complex socio-political, cultural and economic factors of plastic and plastic recycling.

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29 June 2020

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Improving widening participation evaluation practices

Innovative research on enhancing the quality of evidence in outreach work from the University of Exeter’s Centre for Social Mobility is impacting on universities’ practices in designing and evaluating their work with widening participation students.

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30 April 2020

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Sustainability and the migrant experience in the COVID-19 crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic is producing substantial changes in the practices and experiences of migration and mobility.

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20 April 2020

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Five ways collective intelligence can help beat coronavirus in developing countries

As developing countries gear up to tackle COVID-19, here are five ideas for simple collective intelligence projects that might help them. (Republished from The Conversation).

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22 March 2018

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Bringing evidence-based practice to policing

Academics from Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology have been working with police across the South West to roll out the #RU2Drunk campaign.

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26 February 2015

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Informing and influencing policymakers on cohabitation, marriage and law

Professor Anne Barlow’s research findings on marriage and cohabitation laws have influenced policy in the UK and Germany.

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22 December 2014

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Improving the teaching of pupils with special educational needs

Successive research studies carried out by Professor Brahm Norwich at the University of Exeter have shaped policy and professional understanding of how best to teach pupils with SEN,

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