Leeds Beckett University
Introducing a new podcast sharing voices from across Leeds Beckett University. Hear from some of our world-leading researchers, how they’re transforming the world around us today and how they aspire to create a better tomorrow.
Dr Gareth Jowett: Experts in isolation
Nov 10 2020
Dr Gareth Jowett: Experts in isolation
https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/staff/dr-gareth-jowett/ (Dr Gareth Jowett), a Senior Lecturer in Sports and Exercise Psychology at the https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/carnegie-school-of-sport/ (Carnegie School of Sport) (part of https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/ (Leeds Beckett),) talks to individuals who have experienced periods of extreme or long term isolation. They examine their experiences and how they coped in a range of situations.
Nov 10 2020
Professor Paul Gately: There's no single solution to obesity
Professor Paul Gately from the Carnegie School of Sport talks about his work and research in the field of obesity.
Jan 12 2021
Professor James McKenna: Physical activity: What gets more people moving?
https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/staff/professor-james-mckenna/ (Professor McKenna) from https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/ (Leeds Beckett's) https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/carnegie-school-of-sport/ (Carnegie School of Sport), shares his research on the factors that increase activity in individuals and communities.
Jan 19 2021
COVID-19 and Culture: Part one - Historic parallels
This is the first in our podcast series on COVID-19 and Culture and today we are exploring what we can learn from history about coping with pandemic and lockdown. Professor Susan Watkins discusses the topic with other members of the Leeds Beckett Centre for Culture and the Arts.
Jan 26 2021
COVID-19 and Culture: Part two - Changes to lives and culture
This is the second in our podcast series on COVID-19 and Culture. In this episode we look at a few examples of how our lives and our engagement with culture have changed because of COVID-19. Professor Susan Watkins discusses the topic with other members of the Leeds Beckett Centre for Culture and the Arts.
Feb 2 2021
COVID-19 and Culture: Part three - Stigma, social inequality and cultural resistance
This is the third in our podcast series on Covid-19 and Culture. Today we examine how Covid 19 and lockdown have made stigma and social inequality worse, but also how we can see resistance and challenge to that in the culture around us.
Feb 9 2021
COVID-19 and Culture: Part four - Writing and positive change
In the final episode of this mini-series the panel examine how we can see positive personal and wider changes via writing as, hopefully, the pandemic eases or we emerge from it.
Feb 16 2021
Professor Ruth Robbins: Virginia Woolf and the making of modern sexualities
What has Virginia Woolf got to tell us about the way we live (and love) now? In this conversation Professor Ruth Robbins and Professor Susan Watkins discuss Woolf’s own life and loves, and think about the ways in which she rewrote history to rewrite the codes of desire in her novel Orlando.
Feb 23 2021
Trust, truth and transparency: Exploring effective corporate communication
How do we build trust in the era of fake news? Professor Ralph Tench from Leeds Business School shares his research-based thinking on the importance of listening and how organisations can communicate more effectively in a society where trust in our media and institutions has been so undermined. Ralph also touches on how the inter-generational communication gap has been closing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mar 2 2021
Professor Jayne Raisborough: "Breaking out of stereotypes"
You've been given one life and one body, why would you ever let the anti-aging industry dictate how you feel about it?" Professsor Jayne Raisborough of the School of Cultural Studies and Humanities shares her research on the role of imagination in breaking free from harmful stereotypes, ageism and body shaming.
Mar 8 2021
Dr Lisa O'Keeffe: How sport can empower women in Kenya
In a country where opportunity is so tied to education, girls are frequently left behind due to their cultural and economic circumstances. Senior Lecturer at the Carnegie School of Sport, Dr Lisa O’Keeffe explains how sports programmes are providing new growth and leadership opportunities for young women in Kenya to discover and use their potential.
Mar 16 2021
Leeds Law School spotlight on research: Celebrating women researchers
Dr Louisa Ashley, Head of Subject at Leeds Law School, is in conversation with four of her colleagues to find out more about their research. Join them as they discuss perspectives on vulnerability and sexual assault, therapeutic jurisprudence and problem solving courts, show trials and fishing.
Mar 23 2021
Dr Maria Maynard: Ethnicity and health
Public health nutritionist Dr Maria Maynard from the School of Health shares how she works across disciplines to remove the systematic barriers that make it harder for people to improve their health outcomes.
Mar 30 2021
Dr Nasser Hussain: Pushing the limits of writing
Poetry is as much an excuse to be a creative reader as it is to be a creative writer. Conceptual writer Dr Nasser Hussain from the School of Cultural Studies and Humanities explains how playing with the raw material of language can expand our ideas of what writing and poetry is.
Apr 6 2021
Dr John George: Modelling life
Is it possible to recreate life inside a computer? Dr John George from the School of Health shares how mapping cell behaviour 'in silico' is improving our understanding of how life develops and providing potential breakthroughs against anti-microbial resistance.
Apr 13 2021
Dr Jill Gibbon: Drawing the arms trade
Jill Gibbon from the Leeds School of Arts talks about her research drawing undercover in arms fairs to reveal the secretive world of the international arms trade.
Apr 20 2021
The secret life of journals
Academic journals are essential for anyone studying at university. But how do they get made? From the Leeds School of Social Sciences, researchers and journal editors, Dr Chris Byrne and Dr Chris Till go behind the scenes and explain how articles are selected, reviewed and published.
Apr 27 2021
Professor Ben Jones: Maximising athlete performance and wellbeing
In this podcast by Professor Ben Jones, he shares the research being undertaken with professional sports and athletes within the Carnegie Applied Rugby Research (CARR) centre, within the Carnegie School of Sport.
May 4 2021
Dr Oliver Bray: Post-truth speechmaking: from distrust to new kinds of truth
Have we completely lost trust in what our leaders tell us? For the heroes of ancient Rome, if you could speak well it was seen as impossible that you could be lying. Fast-forward 2,000 years and Dr Oliver Bray, Director of Arts at the Leeds School of Arts illuminates how oratory has been devalued by slick, media-trained politicians in a post-truth world. He also explains how he uses sound poetry to reveal where the meaning really lies in modern speechmaking.
May 11 2021
Professor Claire Surr: Care is as important as cure in research on dementia
By 2025, it is estimated that over 1 million people in the UK will have dementia. With any potential cure a long way off, Professor Claire Surr tells us how her research is already helping to improve quality of life for people living with dementia and their family members and why we should be investing more in care practice.
May 18 2021