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It's not just the young who suffer sexual violence – older people get raped too
Young women are not the only victims of sexual violence according to new research by PhD student Hannah Bows from the School of Applied Social Sciences.
Arts education may be important, but the academic benefits are unproven
Many believe that arts education is linked to academic attainment, but Beng Huat See from the School of Education has found that the evidence is unclear.
Professor Brian Belcher, Royal Roads University, Canada will deliver this lecture. Research increasingly seeks to both generate knowledge and to contribute to real-world solutions, with strong emphasis on context and social engagement. As boundaries between disciplines are crossed, and as research engages more with stakeholders in complex systems, traditional academic definitions and criteria of research quality are no longer sufficient - there is a need for a parallel evolution of principles and criteria to define and evaluate research quality in a transdisciplinary research (TDR) context.
IAS Fellow's Public Lecture
Drawing on ethnographic research on processes of decentralization and infrastructural development in the Peruvian Andes, Professor Penny Harvey, University of Manchester, explores how divergent evidential forms, modes of reasoning and analytical procedures are managed to produce adequate grounds for action in the name of the public good.