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by Se-shauna Wheatle  |  29th April 2022

Dr Se-Shauna Wheatle discusses why so often women in academia feel the need to overwork to prove their worth or take on much of an institution’s EDI burden. …Read more

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by Heejung Chung  |  6th April 2022

Based on 'The Flexibility Paradox' by Heejung Chung, this policy briefing covers key messages and policy recommendations including the need for stronger rights around flexible working, the need for protection against discrimination when working flexibly and the importance of tackling the long-hours 'always-on' culture.…Read more

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by Zowie Davy  |  19th January 2022

Zowie Davy welcomes many of the recommendations in the long-awaited report from the consultation by Women and Equalities Committee on the reform of the Gender Recognition Act and argues moving towards a less pathologising life where trans people who can self-declare their gender/sex needn’t be out of reach. …Read more

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by Alison Gilchrist and Marilyn Taylor  |  18th January 2022

Alison Gilchrist and Marilyn Taylor, authors of new edition of the Short Guide to Community Development, outline the ongoing issues in the field, and the critical need for investment, dialogue and cross-sectoral cooperation in the community development arena if we are to level up our society. …Read more

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by Katherine Smith  |  20th December 2021

The launch of ’The Unequal Pandemic: Health Inequalities and COVID-19’ as Open Access follows six months of media, academic and policy maker interest in how COVID-19 is experienced unequally in society.…Read more

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A profile of Project MAMA, the Bristol-based charity for migrant parents-to-be that Bristol University Press has been supporting throughout 2021. …Read more

by Natasha Lipman  |  13th December 2021

Natasha Lipman, journalist and chronic illness blogger, shares her advice for university students living with chronic illness. The adjustment universities have had to remote learning might have a positive impact on those who need it, pandemic or not. …Read more

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by Kristie de Garis  |  24th September 2021

One of the people featured in 'This Separated Isle', edited by Paul Sng, Kristie De Garis examines her own mixed-race heritage and the enduring trauma of racism through the generations. …Read more

by Teresa Crew  |  19th August 2021

Teresa Crew, Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at Bangor University, speaks about diversity in the academy and the importance of paying attention to the experiences of working-class academics.…Read more

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by Francesco Laruffa  |  4th August 2021

Francesco Laruffa talks about his research article "Promoting social goals through economisation? Social investment and the counterintuitive case of homelessness" which is currently available free to download from Policy & Politics.…Read more