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1101, 2017

The tip of the iceberg – Mental health in A&E

By |January 11th, 2017|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on The tip of the iceberg – Mental health in A&E

By Kim Moore, Senior Lecturer in Mental Health

National attention has been re-directed to mental health patients due to significant increases of mental health patients attending A&E departments.

National A&E attendance figures reported by the BBC highlighted that over the past four years A&E departments have recorded a 47% rise in A&E attendance by adult’s with mental […]

2012, 2016

Looking after mental health at Christmas

By |December 20th, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Looking after mental health at Christmas

By Kim Moore, Senior Lecturer in Mental Health
Yes it is nearly here again… the great Christmas competition, it seems like only yesterday I was packing up my Christmas decorations and paying off the Christmas loans.  But everywhere I go I see twinkling lights, Christmas decorations I can only aspire to, carols that repeat over and […]

1412, 2016

Doping controls in gyms – ineffective, costly and more common than you think

By |December 14th, 2016|In The News|Comments Off on Doping controls in gyms – ineffective, costly and more common than you think

By Dr Katinka van de Ven, Lecturer in Criminology, Birmingham City University and Kyle J.D. Mulrooney, PhD Fellow, Doctorate in Cultural and Global Criminology, University of Kent.
(This article first appeared on the Conversation)
Anti-doping is not just something that exists in elite sports; it’s increasingly being applied to recreational gym users. While most countries focus on prevention […]

212, 2016

Rising Mental Health Act detentions – should we really be surprised?

By |December 2nd, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Rising Mental Health Act detentions – should we really be surprised?

By Kim Moore, Senior Lecturer in Mental Health

The publication of statistics for Mental Health Act (MHA) detentions yesterday has highlighted a ‘dramatic’ increase in mental health detentions, but should we really be surprised that over the past 10 years this has increased by 47%?

If we consider the significant differences in mental health services in 2006 […]

2911, 2016

Reflections on Brexit, Precarious Work and the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement

By |November 29th, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Reflections on Brexit, Precarious Work and the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement

By Alex de Ruyter, Director of Research at Birmingham City University’s Business School

During the referendum campaign, one of the key themes articulated by ‘Remain’ campaigners was that a vote to leave the EU was a vote to drastically alter (i.e. reduce) the scope of protective employment regulations in the UK workplace. In response to this, […]

2811, 2016

BBC One’s The Missing – Will the series finale give us all the answers?

By |November 28th, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on BBC One’s The Missing – Will the series finale give us all the answers?

by Morag Kennedy and Shona Robinson-Edwards, visiting lecturers in Criminology at Birmingham City University

The BBC One crime thriller The Missing has become more intriguing as the weeks go on.  Series two was set to be both intriguing and, at some points, unpredictable.  The disappearance and speculated return of Alice Webster has kept the audience […]

2511, 2016

Why is Oklahoma still causing torturous executions?

By |November 25th, 2016|In The News, Student Life|Comments Off on Why is Oklahoma still causing torturous executions?

by Jon Yorke, Professor of Human Rights at Birmingham City University

On Tuesday 29 November, I’ll be hosting a special event which uncovers the failure of Oklahoma’s capital judicial system and reveals the barbarity of the state’s use of lethal injection.

Following the construction of a state-of-the-art death chamber and an amended execution protocol to provide […]

1611, 2016

Born early: Early care and education experiences of young children born prematurely

By |November 16th, 2016|In The News|Comments Off on Born early: Early care and education experiences of young children born prematurely

By Dr Carolyn Blackburn, Senior Fellow in Early Childhood and Inclusion and Dr Merryl Harvey, Reader in Nursing, Birmingham City University.

Thursday 17th November marks World Prematurity Day. A global movement aimed at raising awareness of premature birth and the impact on families.

Each year in England, around 10,000 children are born very preterm (at less than […]

1411, 2016

Defend, Deter and Develop: Exploring the UK’s Cybersecurity Strategy

By |November 14th, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Defend, Deter and Develop: Exploring the UK’s Cybersecurity Strategy

by Dr Andrew Whiting, Lecturer in Security Studies at Birmingham City University

Last week the government revealed the National Cyber Security Strategy.  In this document the government set out their agenda, along with the priorities and objectives that will direct policy, partnership and procurement for the next five years.  This is the second such strategy that the […]

911, 2016

One year on from the Paris attacks, what makes terrorist activity so difficult to detect and tackle?

By |November 9th, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on One year on from the Paris attacks, what makes terrorist activity so difficult to detect and tackle?

by Dr John Bahadur Lamb, Lecturer in Criminology and Security Studies at Birmingham City University

A year ago this Sunday (13 Nov) France experienced the worst terrorist attack in its history which left 89 people dead. This devastating attack was claimed by the so called Islamic State.

The Bataclan nightclub, bars, restaurants and the Stade de France […]