I'm finally getting round to reporting on my experiences of facilitating the delivery of an online synchronous lecture for students. The whole concept of synchronous learning was introduced to me on the PGCAP (Post Grad Certificate of Academic Practice) which I am...read more
Colleagues from Leeds Beckett are running the annual Leeds 10K this year in aid of SToRMS, a charity which seeks to raise awareness of issues pertaining to suicide. SToRMS stands for “Strategies To Reduce Male Suicide”. SToRMS is a small organisation based in...read more
I am really pleased to have been nominated for two Golden Robes awards this year. The Golden Robes are Leeds Beckett's staff awards which are entirely student led. They allow students to recognise members of staff who've made their time at the University both...read more
In October, I will be running the 2015 York Marathon alongside my colleague Dr. Bill Davies to raise funds for The Jane Tomlinson Fund. Bill has supported them in previous events but this is a first for me. We'll be setting up a Just Giving page in due course, but you...read more
I've just had a podcast published on Viva Survivors. Dr. Nathan Ryder set the Viva Survivors website a year ago as a resource to help people who were preparing for their viva, on what should expect on the day, which is probably one of the most nerve wracking days of...read more
A quick, not too exciting blog post today - I'm looking to swap links with the owners of blogs which deal with the following topics; Ph.D life, Sociology/Criminology/Social Policy, Qualitative Research, Early career researcher issues for those who are involved in the...read more
‘Normal’ – Film screening looking at migration, the sex industry, and trafficking. Well worth a look!
Normal is a 65 minute creative documentary based on original anthropological research on the relationship between migration, the sex industry and sex trafficking. The film brings the real life stories of male, female and transgender migrants working in the sex...read more