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26 June 2024

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Section 28 and its afterlives in the South West

Section 28 and its afterlives in the South West is a project co-led by Dr Helen Birkett, Dr Chris Sandal-Wilson, and Dr Hannah Young, with support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Below we explore how their collaboration with the Intercom Trust raises awareness of the lasting issues for the LGBTQ+ community…

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21 August 2023

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Advancing LGBTQ+ Awareness and Inclusion

Dr Dario Sansone, Lecturer in Economics in the Business School, is conducting quantitative analysis to measure attitudes towards LGBTQ+ individuals, to document socio-economic and health disparities by sexual orientation and gender identity, and to estimate the economic impact of LGBTQ+ policies. Dr Dario Sansone has explored in recent years a variety of…

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17 May 2023

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University of Exeter commits to supporting female entrepreneurs

The University of Exeter has signalled its commitment to supporting female entrepreneurial activity by becoming the first university and 200th organisation to sign the Investing in Women Code.

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7 March 2023

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Celebrating women in knowledge exchange

In honour of International Women’s Day 2023, we’re celebrating women who excel in the field of knowledge exchange at the University of Exeter.

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7 December 2022

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Report on Illicit Finance Helps Influence Government

The UK’s Kleptocracy’s Problem, led by Professor John Heathershaw, is a major report which shows how the UK has been exposed to money laundering and reputation laundering by the political elite from Russia and the post-Soviet states.

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2 December 2022

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New research from the University of Exeter and Mozilla investigates ‘YouTube Regrets’

A recent report from the University of Exeter and the Mozilla Foundation has investigated the potentially harmful effects of videos suggested to people on YouTube. YouTube, the world’s second-most popular website and home to 2 billion active users each month, is facing criticism for the opacity of its recommendation algorithm, which suggests…

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31 October 2022

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Supporting Parent Carers Health and Wellbeing

Chris Morris, Professor of Child Health Research and leader of the Peninsula Childhood Disability Research Unit (PenCRU), has been working with parent carers from the Family Faculty for the ESRC-IAA funded project, Healthy Parent Carers.

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12 October 2022

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New study to map YouTube’s role in the Brazilian elections

Experts at the University of Exeter, Instituto Vero and Mozilla are working to discover how YouTube is influencing the Brazilian federal elections – and how the social media platform potentially contributes to a disinformation media ecosystem.

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23 September 2022

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New Handbook supports Exeter’s Entrepreneurial Community

Innovation, Impact and Business’s Commercialisation Team, together with SETsquared Exeter and Student Startups, have created The Exeter Entrepreneur, a new ‘one-stop-shop’ handbook offering tools and guidance to students, researchers, staff, and businesses interested and involved in entrepreneurship.

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10 August 2022

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Co-developing evidence-based policy learning for supporting energy services delivery in South Africa’s informal settlements

In early 2022, Professor Caprotti and Dr Bobbins collaborated with the ‘Low‐Income Energy Services unit’ within the City of Cape Town Sustainable Energy Markets Department. Here, they aimed to establish evidence‐based policy learning to support energy services delivery in South Africa’s informal settlements. The unit wanted to address the challenges of providing…

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25 July 2022

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Cornwall Food Policy Pact

Utilising funding from Research England’s Policy Support Fund, Dr David Monciardini and Dr Tiago de Melo Cartaxo aimed to develop a substantial policy framework that policymakers could use as a reference point for the development of a Cornwall Food Policy Pact and become of further use for other rural locations and policymakers…

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12 July 2022

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Achieving social justice begins with studying the self

Dr Caitlin Kight is part of the University’s Academic Development and Skills team and is using her EdD study to inform how to develop and enhance the use of ‘self-study’.

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1 July 2022

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The Pandemic and Beyond

Utilising funding from Research England Policy Support Fund, Professor Pascale Aebischer and Professor Victoria Tischler set out to bring research regarding the pandemic to a wider audience and impact policy at a government level.

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30 June 2022

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Westonbirt Unseen

Since 2020, Dr Sarah Bell of Sensing Nature and the University of Exeter has been working with Westonbirt, the National Arboretum and Andy Shipley of Natural Inclusion, to develop sensory walks on site at Westonbirt Arboretum, led by visually impaired volunteer guides, as part of the ‘Re-Storying Landscapes for Social Inclusion’ collaboration….

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24 June 2022

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Fragile with Attitude

‘Fragile with Attitude’ was an art exhibition held in the Great Oak Hall at Westonbirt Arboretum from 21st – 25th April 2022. The exhibition was developed as part of the ‘Re-Storying Landscapes for Social Inclusion’ project; a project, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council Impact Acceleration Account, that aimed to…

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20 June 2022

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EUniverCities Network meets in Exeter to discuss collaborative approaches to arts and culture

A network of European universities and city authorities came together in Exeter earlier this month, to discuss how cities and universities can work together to support arts and culture in their local areas.

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30 April 2022

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Exeter expert leading charge against online misinformation wins British Science Association Award Lecture

An Exeter researcher is among the winners of the British Science Association’s Award Lecture series for his research into online misinformation.

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1 April 2022

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Investigating crime ‘Hot Spots’ to support policing in Cornwall

In collaboration with Devon and Cornwall Police, a new project explores the effect of police patrolling crime hot spots in Cornwall.

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17 March 2022

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Research Fellow drives evidence-based practice with Devon and Cornwall Police

Dreolin Fleischer, a University of Exeter Research Fellow embedded in Devon and Cornwall Police, is a catalyst for evidence-based practice and collaboration.

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16 March 2022

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New research helps police meet rising demand for digital forensics services

University of Exeter researchers are working with police forces in England and Wales to better understand and improve the use of digital forensics when detecting crime.

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8 March 2022

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Celebrating our female academics: International Women’s Day 2022

Today brings International Women’s Day 2022. To celebrate, Innovation, Impact and Business want to pay tribute to all the exceptional female academics we’ve been privileged to work with from the University of Exeter.

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7 March 2022

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PSMA Programme aids policing through applied modelling and data science

In 2020, the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration for the South West Peninsula (PenARC) piloted the Police Service Modelling Associates (PSMA) Programme. This programme has taught Devon and Cornwall Police analysts a range of computer modelling and data science skills to help further inform their policing work in-house. 

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15 November 2021

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Major boost to special partnership between the University of Exeter and Exeter City Football Club

The unique partnership, forged ten years ago, focuses on creating initiatives to support and benefit members of the local community.

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1 November 2021

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Protecting Health and Wellbeing by Anticipating Local Climate Change

The European Centre for Environment and Human Health (ECEHH) – in partnership with Cornwall Council and a wide range of local stakeholders – is developing a tool to help local decision-makers adapt to climate change, by measuring the impact of climate interventions on population health.

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12 October 2021

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Giving your research the Policy Factor

Policy@Exeter are a dynamic community, working to improve and increase engagement with policy within the University and further afield. We caught up with Marina Altoe to find out what gives research the ‘Policy Factor’. 

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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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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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3 November 2020

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Breaking Boundaries: Uncovering the ‘Glass Cliff’

Research at the University of Exeter has uncovered a previously unknown phenomenon, in which women are more likely to be appointed to risky and precarious leadership positions in times of crisis. The ‘glass cliff’ is the phrase used to describe this situation. It follows previous research has described the barriers women face…

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4 September 2020

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Has the FTSE 100 performed as badly this century as it appears?

Apple has become the first company worth £1.7 trillion, meaning that it is now more valuable than all the companies in the FTSE 100. This is extraordinary news about one American tech company, but it also points to the fact that FTSE 100 share prices have performed poorly against rival indices around the world for several decades. (Republished from The Conversation)

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7 August 2020

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Playing politics with World Heritage sites

Our research released today shows the process of ‘In Danger’ listings is being manipulated for political gain. National governments and other groups try to keep sites off the list, with strategies such as lobbying, or partial efforts to protect a site. (Republished from The Conversation)

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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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18 June 2020

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Weakest Link in Cyber Security

Professor Achim D. Brucker explains how we can keep our systems cyber secure while remote working.

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5 June 2020

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Increasing gender diversity on NHS and FRC boards

The representation of women on NHS Trust boards has increased to 45 per cent following the adoption of changes to hiring practices recommended in a 2017 report from Professor Ruth Sealy.

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10 October 2019

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Digital Transformation: how corporate culture responds to the internet

Prepaid business card provider, Soldo, spoke with Prof. Mark Thompson as part of a series, speaking to today’s most influential digital disruptors. Prof. Mark Thompson is Professor in Digital Economy at Exeter Business School, and Strategy Director at the Methods Group.

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16 September 2019

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Research-inspired grammar teaching in British schools

Conventional approaches to teaching grammar are being rethought by the University of Exeter’s Centre for Research in Writing. Their innovative research is helping children gain a greater understanding of how language works and how to express themselves with greater craft and creativity.

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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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