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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.

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Arts, Culture, Society, Religion

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Dr Wendy Olsen

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

Keywords: 
Sustainability enthusiast, Workplace engagement, Engagement, Society, Statistics, Mathematics, Research methods, Education, Economy, Employment, Political economy, Social responsibility

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Dr Vladimir Jankovic

The principal objectives of my past and current research have been about the scope, scale and social conditions of the scientific and social engagement with weather and climate. I am particularly interested in the socio-cultural forces behind the notion of atmospheric environment as a normative framing of climate as a resource and agency, with focus on climate as a space of mundane social identity and economic action. The shift from theorized towards lived climates has led me toward examining the problem of scale in the scientific and public understanding of the weather.

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Weather, Climate, Community, Climate change, Society, Engagement, History, Cities, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Dr Stephen Hincks

Stephen's research covers two broad themes. The first theme focuses on conceptualising, measuring and analysing the dynamics of spatial development. This area of research involves developing and applying different analytical frameworks and methodologies to understand complex spatial structures and processes.  This has included research on housing and labour market interaction; changing housing and neighbourhood interactions; the measurement of spatial planning outcomes; neighbourhood change; migration in Europe; and spatial housing market analysis.  

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Sustainability, Teaching, Education, Geography, Development, Housing, Cities, Community, Migration, Society, Economy, Policy, Regulation, Governance

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Dr Philip Bell

Social and economic change and policy responses in rural areas, with a focus on housing, environmental designations and transport policy.

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Society, Economy, Rural studies, Environment, Agriculture, Housing, Cities, Conservation, Resilience, Transport, Policy, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Prof Raymond Agius

I am the Director of the Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, and lead the Occupational and Environmental Health Research Group within the School of Translational Medicine.

Keywords: 
Environment, Health, Waste, Pollution, Health and safety, Workplace engagement, Climate, Cities, Society

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Dr Richie Nimmo

My research is interdisciplinary in nature and pursues questions emerging from the ambiguous status of nonhumans in modern knowledge-practices. In social thought nonhumans are often a kind of absent presence, rendered marginal as a 'context' of human agency, whilst simultaneously performing the invisible work of shaping foundational notions of the human. The marginalisation of nonhuman animals in particular points towards a fundamental ontological asymmetry involved in social scientific conceptions of 'the social'.

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Politics, Policy, Networks, Society, Research methods, Crime and security, Environment, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Dr Ross Jones

Ross is the University Living Lab's Lead Researcher and part of the original ULL team along with James EvansAndrew Karvonen and Lucy Millard.

Keywords: 
Business engagement, Social responsibility, Business, Globalisation, Production, Networks, Governance, Regulation, Consumption, Political economy, Society, Community, Engagement, Behaviour, Psychology, External engagement, Living Lab, Knowledge exchange, Education for Sustainable Development

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Prof Noel Castree

My principal research interest is the political economy of environmental change.

Drawing upon Marxist theory, I've made some very modest contributions to ongoing debates about the ecolological implications of the capitalist way of life. More broadly, I've sought to shape thinking about society-environment relations through my coedited books Remaking Reality (1998) and Social Nature (2001). They tried take seriously the 'materiality' of the biophysical world, while conceding the power of 'social constructionist' perspectives on nature and environment.

Keywords: 
Environment, Political economy, Politics, Economy, Society, Engagement, Production, Knowledge exchange, Education, Universities, Sustainability, Teaching

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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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