Event series

Cross University Research Event

STEM Centre

An 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 three-minute presentations from our leading researchers across all three faculties, followed by networking.

Upcoming CURE events
Cross University Research Event: Security and Resilience
08.02.23
Cross University Research Event: Environment and Society
08.03.23
Cross University Research Event: Public and Policy Engagement
21.06.23

Previous CURE Events

Race and Decolonisation - 9 November 2022

This CURE will delve into the subject of Race and Decolonisation, focusing on how the work of our researchers is delivering insights on racism in our society alongside the legacy of colonial systems, structures and relationships. We’ll also look at how research is helping people understand how to take action on these issues.

The speakers will make three-minute presentations on their research connected with this topic, followed by networking.

Do join us and contribute to this initiative aimed at enabling researchers to come together to share ideas and develop new research collaborations.

CURE will be streamed via zoom for those based online or at our Southend and Loughton Campuses.

Science and Health:

  • Professor Winifred Eboh - School of Health and Social Care
  • Dr Paul Hanel - Department of Psychology
  • Professor Abdellah Salhi - Department of Mathematical Sciences
  • Professor Maria Fasli - School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)

Arts and Humanities:

  • Dr Tara MacAllister - East 15 Acting School
  • Professor Jeremy Krikler - Department of History
  • Dr Marija Jovanovic - Essex Law School
  • Professor Ahmed Shaheed - Essex Law School
  • Dr Jak Peake - Department of Literature Film and Theatre Studies (LiFTS) 

Social Sciences:

  • Dr Alita Nandi - Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER)
  • Dr Phoebe Kisubi Mbasalaki - Department of Sociology
  • Dr Zibiah Loakthar - Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
  • Professor Kevin Lu - Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
  • Dr Colin Reilly - Department of Language and Linguistics
  • Dr Hannah Gibson - Department of Language and Linguistics

 

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Health Inequalities - 12 October 2022

Science and Health:

  • Dr Nestor Asiamah - School of Health and Social Care
  • Dr Yanchun Bao - Department of Mathematical Sciences
  • Professor Anuj Kapilashrami - School of Health and Social Care
  • Professor Ewen Speed - School of Health and Social Care
  • Dr Honor Bixby - Institute of Public Health and Wellbeing
  • Dr Charalampos (Babis) Rallis - School of Life Sciences
  • Dr Robert Stawski - School of Health and Social Care

Social Sciences:

  • Professor Emily Grundy - Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER)
  • Professor Raluca Soreanu - Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
  • Professor Meena Kumari - Institute for and Economic Research (ISER)
  • Professor Birgitta Rabe - Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER)
  • Professor Faten Ghosn - Department of Government

Arts and Humanities:

  • Professor Katharine Cockin - Department of Literature Film and Theatre Studies (LiFTS)
  • Dr Daniel O'Brien - Department of Literature Film and Theatre Studies (LiFTS)
  • Dr Nikhil Gokani - Essex Law School
  • Dr Xun Zhou - Department of History
  • Dr Owen Robinson - Department of Literature Film and Theatre Studies (LiFTS)
  • Dr Mary Mazzilli - Department of Literature Film and Theatre Studies (LiFTS)

Climate, Ecology and Sustainability - 11 May 2022

Science and Health:

  • Dr Amanda Cavanagh - School of Life Sciences
  • Dr Natalie Hicks - School of Life Sciences
  • Dr Anna Hughes - Department of Psychology

Social Sciences:

  • Dr Zorzeta Bakaki - Department of Government
  • Professor Peter Lynn - Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER)
  • Professor Sean Nixon - Department of Sociology

Arts and Humanities:

  • Ms Brontie Ansell - Essex Law School
  • Professor Susan Oliver - Department of Literature Film and Theatre Studies
  • Dr Giulia Champion - Interdisciplinary Studies Centre
  • Dr Jude Bueno de Mesquita - Essex Law School


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Application of AI - 20 April 2022

Faculty of Science and Health:

  • Dr Jennifer Hoyal Cuthill - School of Life Sciences
  • Dr Felipe Maldonado - Department of Mathematical Sciences
  • Dr Dongjiao Ge - Department of Mathematical Sciences

Faculty of Arts & Humanities:

  • Lewis Smith - Department of History
  • Yasmina Afina - Essex Law School

Faculty of Social Sciences:

  • Professor Paul Clarke - Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER)
  • Professor Katerina Panopoulou - Essex Business School
  • Professor Juan Carlos Fernandez de Arroyabe - Essex Business School and IADS
  • Dr Federica Genovese - Department of Government

 

STEM-SHAPE Collaboration - 14 December 2021

Faculty of Arts and Humanities:

  • Dr Emily Jones, Human Rights Centre - Essex Law School
  • Professor Noam Lubell, Human Rights Centre - Essex Law School

Faculty of Science and Health:

  • Dr Paul Freeman, School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences
  • Dr Tom Cameron, School of Life Sciences

Faculty of Social Sciences:

  • Dr Amanda Cole, Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Institute for Analytics and Data Science) and Department of Language and Linguistics
  • Professor John Preston, Faculty Dean Research (Social Sciences) and Department of Sociology
  • Professor Matteo Richiardi, Department of Economics and Director of CeMPA (Centre for Microsimulation and Policy Analysis) based at the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER)

 

Childhood and Ageing - 16 November 2021

Faculty of Science and Health:

  • Dr Charalampos Rallis - School of Life Sciences
  • Dr Junhua Li - School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
  • Dr Jackie Wong Siaw Tze - Department of Mathematical Sciences
  • Dr Camille Cronin - School of Health and Social Care

Faculty of Arts and Humanities:

  • Dr Nic Blower - Department of Literature Film and Theatre Studies (LiFTS)
  • Dr Nora Williams - Department of Literature Film and Theatre Studies (LiFTS)
  • Dr Samantha Davey - Essex Law School
  • Professor David O’Mahony - Essex Law School

Faculty of Social Sciences:

  • Dr Norman Gabriel - Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
  • Dr Jun Li, EBS - Strategy, Operations and Entrepreneurship (SOE)
  • Dr Boroka Bo - Department of Sociology
  • Dr Shaul Bar Haim - Department of Sociology
  • Professor Tim Hatton - Department of Economics

 

Global Challenges (GCRF) - 13 October 2021

Faculty of Science and Health:

  • Dr Stathis Giotis - School of Life Sciences
  • Professor Leonard Schalkwyk - School of Life Sciences
  • Dr Sefki Kolozali - School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
  • Professor Gill Green - School of Health and Social Care
  • Dr Osama Mahmoud - Department of Mathematical Sciences
  • Dr Shoaib Jameel - School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)

Faculty of Arts and Humanities:

  • Professor Sabine Michalowski - Essex Law School
  • Dr Stephen Turner - Essex Law School
  • Professor Wayne Martin - School of Philosophy and Art History
  • Dr Lisa Blackmore - School of Philosophy and Art History
  • Professor Shohini Chaudhuri - Department of Literature Film and Theatre Studies (LiFTS)
  • Dr Annecy Lax - Department of Literature Film and Theatre Studies (LiFTS)

Faculty of Social Sciences:

  • Professor Thankom Arun - Essex Business School – Accounting
  • Professor Han Dorussen - Department of Government
  • Dr Florian Kern - Department of Government
  • Dr Sarah Shair-Rosenfield - Department of Government
  • Dr Tracey Costley - Department of Language and Linguistics
  • Dr Lisa Spantig - Department of Ecomonics

 

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 - Essex Law School
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 - Essex Law School

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 - Essex Law 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 - Essex Law School
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 - Essex Law School
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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2020 - 2018

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 - Essex Law School
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 - Essex Law School
Human Rights and Climate Change

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

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Professor Karen Hulme - Essex Law School
Environmental Human Rights

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Dr Eliana Cusata - Essex Law School
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 - Essex Law School
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 - Essex Law School
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 - Essex Law School
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