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How European academics are feeling about life in Britain after the Brexit vote

Professor Monica Giulietti is interviewed in a new Blog post in The Conversation about how the Brexit vote is affecting European academics working in the United Kingdom. Monica, who is Italian by birth, has been living and working in the UK for nearly 24 years and has been a Professor of Microeconomics at the SBE […]






Games-based assessment

In a previous blog (February 17th), I detailed the dark side of digital technology within working contexts. Here, I wish to redress the balance by outlining the positive use of technology in employment selection and assessment. Specifically, the developing, novel and highly interactive media of games-based assessment. Technology in selection Think back to your first-ever […]






The art of effective explanation revisited: Lecture delivery in the digital era

When I started lecturing 30 years ago my “training” suggested that the lecture was “the art of the effective explanation”. I liked that – even if, as an inexperienced academic, I really needed someone to effectively explain many of the concepts I was lecturing to me!! The media I used was the pre-handwritten “acetate”, positioned […]






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, […]






Is job insecurity linked to extremism?

Writing in The Conversation, Dr Eva Selenko looks at the links between job insecurity, mental health and extremism: “…The list of negative consequences of job insecurity is depressingly long; the more people worry about losing their jobs the lower their mental well-being, and the more physical health complaints they report. Effects can range from occasional […]






Do ethnic minorities face financial exclusion?

Dr Alper Kara has written a Blog post for The Conversation about his research into financial exclusion for ethnic minorities. He writes: “Access to financial services and credit is generally regarded as a necessity to lead a normal life. Whether it is basic bank and saving accounts, a mortgage to buy a house or loan […]






Men more likely to use ‘ego-mail’ at work than women

Professor Tom Jackson is interviewed by The Telegraph in a recent article on the use of ‘ego-mail’ in the office, saying that men are more likely to engage in this behaviour than women. You can read the full article here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/26/rise-ego-mail-office-workers-use-email-tactics-climb-career/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_em Professor Tom Jackson is Director of the Centre for Information Management and a Professor of […]






On the management of creative professionals: A lesson from the Oliver Twins

When it comes to managing creative IT professionals, the Oliver Twins can teach us all a thing or two. As pioneers of the UK computer games industry and founders of ‘Radiant Worlds’, a thriving British games development company, Philip and Andrew Oliver have three decades’ experience of working with and managing games programmers and other […]






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 […]






Ranieri was not to blame: ‘Regression Fallacy’ explains the downward trajectory of Leicester City

The headlines on Friday the 24th of February all featured Claudio Ranieri being sacked from Leicester City Football Club – 9 months on from winning the Premiership last year but having had a dismal performance this season. Whilst there are many heated debates around the UK about this – if not the world as Leicester […]