Clearing 2021
Event series

Cross University Research Event

STEM Centre

A monthly event where research expertise is shared across the University in the format of TED style talks based on a theme.

Join us for an hour of 3-minute presentations from our leading researchers across all three faculties, followed by networking.

Future CURE events

Autumn term

13 October 2021 - Global Challenges

16 November 2021 - Childhood and Ageing

1 December 2021 -STEM-SHAPE Collaboration

Spring term

19 January 2022 - Race and Decolonisation

16 February 2022 - Applications of AI and Data Science

9 March 2022 - Climate, Ecology and Sustainability

Summer term

20 April 2022 - Health Informatics and Health Inequalities

11 May 2022 - Business and Industry Collaboration

8 June 2022 - Security and Resilience

Previous CURE Events

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion - 26 May 2021

Professor Anuj Kapilashrami - School of Health and Social Care
Intersectionality


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Dr Mary Mazzilli - Department of Literature Film and Theatre Studies (LiFTS)
Human Side of Migration


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Dr Isabel Crowhurst - Department of Sociology
How Norms Operate To Limit Or Exclude People From The Full Enjoyment Of Citizenship


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Dr Helge Gillmeister - Department of Psychology
How Does The Brain Give Rise To our Unique Sense of Self / Identity?


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Dr Maria Hudson - EBS - Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management
Addressing Racial Inequalities ; The Role of Staff Race Networks (SRNs)


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Dr Niall O'Connor - School of Law
Brexit, Fundamental Right and The Employment Relationship


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Caroline Bald - School of Health and Social Care
Constructing Suitability


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Karen Bush - People and Culture - Inclusion
YUFE


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Dr Alita Nandi - Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER)
The Prevalence and Persistence of Ethnic and Racial Harassment and its Impact on Health


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Professor Sheina Orbell - Department of Psychology
The Psychology of Health Inequality


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Dr Ella Jeffries - Department of Language and Linguistics
Accent : An Unprotected Characteristic


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Dr Eirini Kartsaki - East 15 Acting School
Weird Undercommons


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Professor Melissa Tyler - EBS - Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management
All Together Now? The “Crisis Within a Crisis” in in Live Performance


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Sally Burrows - School of Health and Social Care
Health Inequalities in Travelling Communities


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Natural and Manmade Disasters - 27 April 2021

Professor Maria Cristina Fumagalli  - Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies
Covid 19 and Statelessness in Hispaniola


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Dr Michael Steinke  - School of Life Sciences
The Release of Gases from Disastrous Green Tide Events


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Dr Konstantinos Baltas - Essex Business School - Finance
Alternative Finance After Natural Disasters


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Dr Paola di Giuseppantonio di Franco - School of Philosophy and Art History
How Can We Use The Socio-Cultural Role of 3D Technologies in Sustaining Communities and Heritage Through Disasters?


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Professor Huosheng Hu - School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
Monitoring-Prediction Operations & Saerch-Rescue Operations


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Dr Alejandro Quiroz Flores - Department of Government
Dynamic Topic Modelling of C-19 Messages from UK Univesrities


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Dr Joanna Rzepa - Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies
The Holocaust and The Politics of Translation


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Professor Edward Codling - Department of Mathematical Sciences
Human Crowd Behaviour in Emergency Evacuations


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Professor Kelum Jayasinghe - Essex Business School - Accounting
Disasters, Displacement and Vulnerable Communities


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Professor Gina Reinhardt - Department of Government
Disasters


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Dr Sean Seeger - Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies
Speculative Fiction and Social Theory


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Rachel Marrow  - School of Health and Social Care

Reconnection Through Nature : How Military Veterans With Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Benefit From Green Activities
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Professor John Preston - Department of Sociology
Interdisciplinary Research Projects


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Emerging Technologies - 10 March 2021

Professor Klaus McDonald-Maier - School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

The Embedded and Intelligent Systems Laboratory


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Dr Tara Mahfoud - Department of Sociology

The Social, Political and Ethical Dimensions of New and Emerging Technologies


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Matthew de Abaitua - Department of Literature Film and Theatre Studies

The Artificial Imagination


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Dr Anna Caute - School of Health and Social Care

The Use of Technology in Stroke Rehabillitation


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Dr Valentin Danchev - Department of Sociology

Dr Corinne Whitby - School of Life Sciences

Solution to Pullution


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Professor William Kennedy - Department of Economics

The Importance of Technological Progress in Raising Living Standards

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Professor Vicky Joffe - School of Health and Social Care

Enhancing Pragmatic Language Skills in Children with Social Communication Difficulty (E-PLAYS)

 


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Professor Noam Lubell - School of Law

Regulating Military Use of Human Enhancement Technologies


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Dr Katerina Hadjimatheou - Department of Sociology

The Ethical and Societal Implications of Different Technologies including AI, Surveillance Technologies, Digital Policing, Risk Assessment and Predictive Techniques in a Security & Policing Context


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Professor Martin Reed - School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

Communicating at Scale with Computer Networks


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Dr Adela Ganem Gutierrez - Department of Language and Linguistics

The Use of Emerging Technologies to Improve Second Language Learning & Teaching


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Dr Nikolaos Thomos - School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

Learning to Adapt : Empowering Communications Systems with Learning Capabilities
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Lifelong Health - 23 February 2021

Dr Andrew Bateman - School of Health and Social Care
Improving the lives of people with neurological conditions


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Professor Emily Grundy - Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER)
The Demography of Ageing


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Dr Christina Kapadocha - East 15 Acting School
Lifelong Health and Physical Contact


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Dr Yanchun Bao - Department of Mathematical Sciences
Mandelian Randomization and Survival Analysis


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Francisco Sepulveda - School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
Interfacing with the Nervous System


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Dr Ralf Zwacka - School of Life Sciences
Using Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) as a Delivery Vehicle for Therapeutic Payloads to Tumours


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Dr Koldo Casla - School of Law
Addressing the impact of Covid-19 on Social Rights and Inequality


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Dr Ruth Lowry - School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences
Step by Step Project


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Professor Reinhard Pekrun- Department of Psychology
Effects of Perception of Personal Control over our Health on Survival and Mortality in Old People


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Dr Megan Klabunde - Department of Psychology

Professor Meena Kumari - Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER)
Biological Pathways that Link the Social Environment and Health


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Professor David O Mahony - School of Law
The Pan-University Institute for Public Health and Wellbeing


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Collective Systems - 28 January 2021

Professor Iain Couzin - YERUN - University of of Konstanz, Germany
Collective Behaviour


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Professor Edward Codling - Department of Mathematical Sciences
When Many Wrongs Make Right!


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Professor Peter Bloom - Essex Business School
Collective Behaviours, Collective Systems and Commons Value Creation


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Professor Sanja Bahun - Department of Literature Film and Theatre Studies (LiFTS)
"How Birds of a Feather Laugh Together" : Literature and Collective Systems


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Dr Thomas Cameron - School of Life Sciences
The Causes and Consequences of a Collective System


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Dr Daragh Murray - School of Law
Examining the Link between the Individual and the Collective


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Sandra Moog - Organisational Studies and Human Resources
Collective Action 


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Dr Gillian Sandstrom - Department of Psychology
Micro Friendships


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Dr Miranda Simon - Department of Government
Migration, Policy and Collective Systems


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Human Rights, the Environment and Climate Change - 16 December 2020

Dr Carly Wood - School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences
Green Exercise


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Dr David Clark - School of Life Sciences
Microbiology at the Macro Scale


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Wijnand A.P. van Tilburg - Department of Psychology
Citizen Vain? Exposure to the UK Citizenship Test Predicts Milder Demands from Immigrants Across the political Spectrum


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Dr Eoin O'Gorman - School of Life Sciences
Impacts of Global Warming on Ecological Systems


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Dr Fanlin Meng - Department of Mathematical Sciences
Data and Market-Driven Smart Energy and Mobility


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Professor Vasilios Ioakimidis - School of Health and Social Care
Social Work in Extremis


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Dr Birsha Ohdedar - School of Law
Water and Climate Change Law


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Professor Kelum Jayasinghe - Essex Business School (Accounting)
The Centre for Environment and Society


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Dr Chaminda Wijethilake - Essex Business School (Accounting)
Strategic Responses to Sustainability Challenges and the Use of Sustainable Control Systems


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Dr Osamuyimen Egbon - Essex Business School (Accounting)

Dr Stephen Turner - School of Law
Human Rights and Climate Change

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Dr Andrew Fagan - School of Law
Human Rights and the Environment and The Human Rights Centre

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Professor Karen Hulme - School of Law
Environmental Human Rights

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Dr Eliana Cusata - School of Law
International Law, Peace and Conflict Studies, Critical Theory and the Environment


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Food: Production, Sustainability and Consumption - 18 November 2020

Professor Tracy Lawson - School of Life Sciences
Plant Physiology and Food : Production, Sustainability and Consumption


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Dr Birgitta Rabe and Dr Angus Holford - Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER)
The Impact of the Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM) Policy


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Professor Susan Oliver - Department of Literature Film and Theatre Studies (LiFTS)
Food Sustainability in 19th Century Fiction. Scottish Fare as Fact and Fantasy


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Dr Hossein Anisi - School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Internet of Things


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Dr Katy Wheeler - Department of Sociology
Sustainable and Ethical Consumption


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Nikhil Gokani - School of Law
Food : A Product We Eat, Buy & Sell


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Dr Anna Sturrock - School of Life Sciences
Sustainable Fisheries in a Rapidly Changing World


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Professor Niraj Kumar - Essex Business School
Sustainable Issues and Problems across the Food Supply Chain 


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Dawn Liu Holford - Department of Psychology
Understanding Food Information


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Professor Neil Kellard - Essex Business School
Food and Commodity Price Research


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COVID-19 - 26 October 2020

Professor Wayne Martin - School of Philosophy and Art History
The Essex Autonomy Project's Work During Covid


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Dr Marie Juanchich - Department of Psychology
How Can We Help People To Stay Safe in a Pandemic


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Dr Thanos Verousis - Essex Business School
What is the Effect of Pandemics on Innovation Output?


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Dr Ewen Speed - School of Health and Social Care
Sociology in Covid and Sociology on Covid


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Professor Michaela Benzeval - Institute for Social, and Economic Research
Unique Contribution of Understanding Society to Science and Policy


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Dr Filippo Prischi - School of Life Sciences
Drug Repurposing


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Dr Xun Zhou - Department of History
Pandemics as Social Phenomenom


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Dr Chris Antonopoulos - Department of Mathematical Sciences
Mathematical Modelling of the Spread of Covid-19 in Communities


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Dr Mollie Gerver - Department of Government
Proportional and Necessary Immigration During Covid-19


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Dr Javier Andreu-Perez - School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

Professor Friederike Mengel - Department of Economics
Modelling Interventions in the First Phase of the Covid-19 Pandemic


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Dr Greg Brooke - School of Life Sciences
Inhibition of Androgen Action as a Treatment Option for Covid-19


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Judith Bueno De Mesquita - School of Law
The Human Rights Impact of Covid-19


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Professor John Preston - Department of Sociology
Coronavirus, Class, and Value in the First Wave of the Covid-19 Pandemic in the United Kingdom


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Brain and Mind - 23 June 2020

Professor Wayne Martin - School of Philosophy and Art History
The Essex Autonomy Project's Work During Covid


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Dr Marie Juanchich - Department of Psychology
How Can We Help People To Stay Safe in a Pandemic


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Dr Thanos Verousis - Essex Business School
What is the Effect of Pandemics on Innovation Output?


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Dr Ewen Speed - School of Health and Social Care
Sociology in Covid and Sociology on Covid


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Professor Michaela Benzeval - Institute for Social, and Economic Research
Unique Contribution of Understanding Society to Science and Policy


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Dr Filippo Prischi - School of Life Sciences
Drug Repurposing


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Dr Xun Zhou - Department of History
Pandemics as Social Phenomenom


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Dr Chris Antonopoulos - Department of Mathematical Sciences
Mathematical Modelling of the Spread of Covid-19 in Communities


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Dr Mollie Gerver - Department of Government
Proportional and Necessary Immigration During Covid-19


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Dr Javier Andreu-Perez - School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

Professor Friederike Mengel - Department of Economics
Modelling Interventions in the First Phase of the Covid-19 Pandemic


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Dr Greg Brooke - School of Life Sciences
Inhibition of Androgen Action as a Treatment Option for Covid-19


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Judith Bueno De Mesquita - School of Law
The Human Rights Impact of Covid-19


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Professor John Preston - Department of Sociology
Coronavirus, Class, and Value in the First Wave of the Covid-19 Pandemic in the United Kingdom


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Behavioural Social Sciences - 20 May 2020

Annecy Lax - Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies (LiFTS)
Research using theatre methodologies to examine behaviours, to perform behaviours, to adjust behaviours


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Professor Leonard Schalkwyk - School of Life Sciences
Epigenomic brain studies of AD


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Professor Silke Paulmann - Department of Psychology
How do we communicate emotional, motivational, or attitudinal intentions through our voice


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Dr Mike Rogerson - School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences
Green Exercise


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Dr Veronica Lamarche - Department of Psychology
Uncertainty & Vulnerability Regulation in Romantic Relationships


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Shaaba Lotun - Department of Psychology
Social media for social good


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Dr Ahrash Dianat - Department of Economics
Experimental Economics


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Dr Patrick Nolen - Department of Economics
Gender and Labour Markets


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Academic Year 2018-2019

The Environment - 18 November 2018

The Digital World - 6 June 2019

Health and Wellbeing - 28 March 2019