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School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

The School of Arts, Languages and Cultures is internationally recognised in the fields of human cultures, beliefs, institutions and languages. Our ambition is to position the Arts at the core of the University’s mission and at the forefront of its international reputation. Attracting the best research and teaching talent, we aim to set the agenda both in terms of our research and the educational environment we offer. Our objective is to give students the highest quality educational experience, where they are taught and guided by inspiring academics and highly sought after by employers.

Keywords: 
Arts, Culture, Society, Religion

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Dr Richard Fay

Richard was named The University of Manchester Teacher of the Year 2013

Research interests:

- Intercultural communication / intercultural education (including cultural awarenesss development through world music studies)

- Intercultural aspects of language education (e.g. TESOL) and distance learning / elearning

- Appropriate methodology (of language education, language teacher education, and distance education)

Keywords: 
Citizenship, Development, Culture, Communication, Engagement, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Dr Nick Merriman

Nick Merriman was appointed as Director of the Manchester Museum in March 2006. Since then he has focused its mission on promoting understanding between cultures and working towards a sustainable world and has overseen the refurbishment of most of the Museum’s permanent galleries. This, together with a major programme of public engagement, has led to a doubling of the Museum’s visitor numbers to over 400,000 a year.

Keywords: 
Museums, Galleries, Culture, Heritage, Buildings, Engagement, Management, Sustainability

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Dr Mirjam Roeder

Mirjam's research interests focuses on climate change impacts and adaptation and mitigation strategies for agriculture, food systems and biofuels, implications of land use change, as well as food security, trade and sustainability issues. 

Keywords: 
Agriculture, Society, Rural studies, Climate change, Mitigation, Food, Culture, Consumption, Globalisation, Economy, Geography, Development, Ecology, Environment, Buildings

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Dr Maria Balshaw

Maria Balshaw has been Director of the Whitworth Art Gallery since June 2006. She has coordinated a challenging programme of historic, modern and contemporary exhibitions that capitalise on the Whitworth’s university location as well as having a strong international profile. She has led a successful campaign to expand the gallery and reconnect it to the surrounding park as well as modernise and revitalise the whole gallery.

Keywords: 
Heritage, Culture, Buildings, Arts, External engagement, Engagement, Politics, Governance, Community, Cities, Gender

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Mr Jonathan Aylen

Mr Aylen's research interests and publications in economics, technology and history cover a very wide range of topics including foresight and forecasting; open innovation and natural experiments; innovation in process industries; computerisation in steel and defence and the history of process control;  rolling mill design; the impact of climate change on tourism and forecasting wild fires in the face of climate change; recycling and clean production, alongside earlier research on cost-benefit analysis of historic building preservation;  international comparisons of performance; privatisatio

Keywords: 
Impact, Climate change, Tourism, Fire, Risk, Recycling, Sustainability, Climate, Heritage, Buildings, Culture, Teaching, Education

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Dr James Hopkins

One of the University's growing number of Sustainability Enthusiasts. Find out more about the initiative here.

My post is an academic-practitioner role, which is the first of its kind in the UK. I lead on University History and Heritage at the University of Manchester through three core themes:

Keywords: 
History, Heritage, Culture, Buildings, Communication, Engagement, Social responsibility, Business engagement, Business, Workplace engagement

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Dr Ian Fairweather

One of the University's growing number of Sustainability Enthusiasts. Find out more about the initiative here.

Keywords: 
Sustainability enthusiast, Workplace engagement, Engagement, Museums, Galleries, Heritage, Culture, Buildings, Research methods, Community, Tourism, Economy

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Prof Dale Southerton

My broad interests concern theories and processes of social change and its implications for the ordering of daily life. This leads to more specialised interests in: Consumption and everyday life, Theories of practice, Climate change and sustainability, Time and the temporal ordering of daily life, Social relations and differentiation, Socio-technical systems and innovation processes, and Comparative analysis (over time and space).

Keywords: 
Sustainability, Consumption, Social responsibility, Culture, Political economy, Economy, Politics, Interdisciplinary, Knowledge exchange, Universities, Society, Engagement, Innovation

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Dr Andrew Miles

Keywords: 
Society, Inequality, Economy, History, Culture, Events, Engagement, Buildings, Heritage, Behaviour, Transport, Knowledge exchange

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