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1304, 2017

One abused every minute: ITV’s Broadchurch and the uncomfortable truths about sexual violence

By |April 13th, 2017|In The News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

By Dr Elizabeth Yardley, Director of the Centre for Applied Criminology at Birmingham City University

Easter Monday will see the conclusion of series three of ITV’s Broadchurch. This is the most powerful crime drama I have seen in recent years. The reason I like it so much is not because of dazzling forensic science or charismatic […]

303, 2017

My experience of working on a specially-commissioned virtual reality film

By |March 3rd, 2017|In The News, Student Life, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Chaise-Louise Newman is a second year undergraduate at Birmingham School of Acting, part of Birmingham City University. Studying Applied Performance, she appears in new road safety video ‘Every Choice Counts’, the UK’s first virtual reality film which features ‘branching’ technology. Made by West Midlands Fire Service and produced with FirstCar Media, the education package allows […]

2301, 2017

Industrial Strategy; a cure for all known ills?

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By Dr Steve McCabe, Birmingham City Business School
In the wild west of America there were stories of so called snake oil salesmen who proffered a product that was claimed to be efficacious for all sorts of ailments. It was, like a lot of what went on in those unregulated days, a scam.

Selling an industrial strategy […]

510, 2016

The teenage mental health tsunami

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By Kim Moore, Senior Lecturer in Mental Health

National media have again highlighted the inadequate state of child and adolescent mental health services, and with mental health high on the agenda at the Conservative party conference – our attention has been re-focused on the increasing rates of depression, self harm and suicide currently being experienced by […]

607, 2016

Wales: Euro 2016’s Band of Brothers

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By Dr Natalie Walker, Head of Sports and Exercise
Why do teams with great individual’s not always play as a great team? Why can teams who don’t have a squad of superstars  achieve huge success? Steiner’s Model of Productivity and the impact of team cohesion might offer us an explanation to these two questions.

Steiner suggested that Actual Productivity […]

2906, 2016

Turkey must carefully consider its response to shocking Istanbul attacks

By |June 29th, 2016|In The News, Opinion, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Turkey must carefully consider its response to shocking Istanbul attacks

The attack on Istanbul airport last night shows that Turkey is the front line in the current fight against terrorism. Whilst no group has yet taken credit for the attack the use of three attackers equipped with suicide belts and assault weapons echoes the modus operandi of the Brussels attack earlier this year and implies […]

1506, 2016

Why are England so bad at penalty shootouts?

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by Dr Natalie Walker, Head of Sport and Exercise Science at Birmingham City University

A key author in the area of penalty research is Gier Jordet. He has identified anxiety as the most significant contributing factor to football penalty shootout failure. Think about it, this is one of the few moments in the team sport of […]