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Write your way to enhanced wellbeing

One evening recently whilst I was chilling in front of the TV, glass of wine in hand, reflecting on the past challenging week and feeling relieved it was finally the weekend, a Facebook message suddenly popped up. A friend had included me in a Facebook group as she had news to share, news which she warned […]






Going above and beyond: A ethnographic study of homecare for people with dementia

The proportion of us who will be affected by, and will subsequently die from dementia is growing at epidemic proportions. It is not just the elderly who are being struck down by this terrible disease. It is taking hold at much younger ages and scientists are still trying to pin down the major causal factors, […]






By sacking Ranieri, Leicester City becomes just another football club

I was brought up with the game of football. My lovely sports mad Dad, Kevin, played for the local team alongside legend Joe Corrigan, until Joe was spotted by Manchester City. Sport was a big part of my life growing up, and though I’ve always preferred more creative and academic pursuits myself, Saturday nights would […]






Advice for aspiring leaders in Higher Education: It’s best to be a man

Gender inequalities in the workplace are well-known and much debated (and also much researched). It’s rare, however, to obtain systematic big-scale data on how women in a particular sector of employment experience their work, careers, and opportunities to exercise leadership. This is what a research team at Loughborough is doing, and we have found considerable […]






How corporate senior management might invite major IT failures

Recent IT failures at British high street banks and telecoms companies have made big headlines because of the impact they have had on the companies’ fortunes and the public at large.  From the messages that the companies give to the media, you might think that such failures are inevitable because of the complexity of the […]