New for 2022:
2021 Featured Academics
Part one : Gisela Helfer - Chronobiology, Naked Mole Rats and Why it’s Time to Stop Putting the Clocks Back
Part two : Fiona Macaulay - Peace is the bigger picture - How a love of languages led to a passion for social justice
Part three : Ana Cristina Costa - Could you tolerate your work colleagues on Mars?
Part four : Marina Bloj - From cave paintings to CGI...the undiscovered universe of how we see the world
Part five : Melanie Cooper - A Midwife’s Mission to bring Dignity to Pregnant Migrant Women
Part six : Sankar Sivarajah - Drone Swarms and a Quantum Computing Revolution - The world of agri-tech
- Part seven : Dhaval Thakker - Explainable AI will Tackle Societal Challenges
Part eight : Rami Qahwaji - “We Need to Forecast Space Weather Better”
- Part nine : Andrew Smith - The Forgotten Workers
Part ten : Neema Ghorbani Mojarrad - How Does a Curved Screen Effect the Eye?
Part eleven : Samina Karim - Tackling Child Abuse in Pakistan
Part twelve: Andrea Capstick - Coronavirus and Dementia in Care Homes
- Part thirteen: Andrew Wilson - Bog Bodies, Bronze Age Shields and Building 3D Digital Worlds
Academic of the month
Dr Karina Croucher - Associate Professor, School of Archaeological and Forensic Sciences
The psychology of death, dying and bereavement is a timely topic in the context of elevated levels of mortality associated with Covid-19. According to the British Psychological Society (BPS) we are poor at dealing with bereavement. Death and grieving are difficult topics but according to the BPS, open discussion can help the healing process. Research has shown that the “professional” and the “personal” mix together in surprising ways when professionals are faced with experiences of death and dead bodies. There is both ‘wonder’ and ‘ordeal’ in confronting the end of life. Generating new meanings for difficult experiences can help alleviate psychological distress.
13 academics series : The Role of Archaeology in Grief
See below for previous articles.