research

1509, 2017

Social media homicide confessions – stories of killing in digital culture

By |September 15th, 2017|In The News, Opinion|0 Comments

Criminologist Professor Elizabeth Yardley discusses the relationship between violent crime and social media use, ahead of her new research being published later this month.

On Easter Sunday earlier this year, 74-year-old Robert Godwin Senior went out for a walk in east Cleveland in the US state of Ohio. It was a sunny day and he was […]

504, 2017

The Road to Murder: Why driving is the occupation of choice for serial killers

By |April 5th, 2017|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on The Road to Murder: Why driving is the occupation of choice for serial killers

by Dr Adam Lynes, lecturer in Criminology at Birmingham City University

Peter Sutcliffe, Robert Black, John Duffy, David Mulcahy, Fred West, Peter Tobin, Levi Bellfield and Steve Wright: All Serial killers who hunted for their prey on Britain’s Roads.

Despite the wealth of academic literature relating to serial murderers, there has been little research into how the […]

1002, 2017

What you didn’t know about our watchmaking history

By |February 10th, 2017|In The News, Opinion, Student Life|Comments Off on What you didn’t know about our watchmaking history

by Rebecca Struthers, Founding Director of Struthers London and Visiting Lecturer in Horology at Birmingham City University

As the 21st century Swiss watch industry calculates how to handle the uncertain economic future, it has been a poignant time to look back on how their industry formed over 200 years ago.

I recently completed a PhD examining a very […]

102, 2017

Only joking! Offensive humour on television

By |February 1st, 2017|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Only joking! Offensive humour on television

For their forthcoming book ‘Provocative Screens’ Dr Anne Graefer, Lecturer in Media Theory, Birmingham City University has been researching with Dr Ranjana Das from University of Leicester on what really offends people when watching television.

Their interviews with 90 adults in the UK and Germany revealed quickly that humour and comedy is a minefield when it […]

411, 2016

What’s the deal with websleuths? New research explores the popular culture phenomenon

By |November 4th, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on What’s the deal with websleuths? New research explores the popular culture phenomenon

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

Websleuthing is the internet-facilitated investigation of crime by people not acting in an official capacity. Websleuths are essentially the twenty first century’s amateur detectives. In recent years, thousands of people – me included – have flocked to spaces like www.websleuths.com, true […]

1508, 2016

Why is gemmology research so important?

By |August 15th, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Why is gemmology research so important?

By Dr Richard Taylor, lecturer in Gemmology at Birmingham City University’s School of Jewellery.

Gemmology is the study of gemstones and has been a separate academic endeavour to mineralogy, a more widely recognised and closely related subject, for over 100 years.

Gemstones have been recorded for over 2,000 years in human history as being both sort after […]

2710, 2015

Top tips for writing your PhD research proposal

By |October 27th, 2015|Here to Help!|Comments Off on Top tips for writing your PhD research proposal

We all know that feeling. You’ve finally made your mind up that you want to take the next big step – whether that’s a new job or going back to uni to do a postgrad degree. The only problem is that you need to go through the application process and you just don’t know where […]

1812, 2014

A ‘highly satisfying’ research assessment

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Andrew Kehoe (Director of Research in the School of English and REF2014 Unit of Assessment 29 Leader) talks about the Research Excellence Framework results and what they mean to the School of English.

In REF 2014 77% of research in the School of English was rated as either ‘internationally excellent’ (3*) or ‘world-leading’ (4*). This is a highly […]

1306, 2014

Research into the impact of counter-terrorism measures upon Muslim communities – How does my research impact on everyday life?

By |June 13th, 2014|Opinion|Comments Off on Research into the impact of counter-terrorism measures upon Muslim communities – How does my research impact on everyday life?

Imran Awan, Senior Lecturer in Criminology

Since the introduction of counter-terrorism legislation and policies after 9/11, there has been a significant debate about what impact such measures have had upon local communities and Muslim families, who in particular feel victimised and increasingly are being viewed as ‘suspects’. My research provides a unique contribution towards understanding the […]

1206, 2014

Peatlands: How does my research impact on everyday life?

By |June 12th, 2014|In The News|Comments Off on Peatlands: How does my research impact on everyday life?

Mark Reed, Professor in Interdisciplinary Environmental Research at Birmingham City University.

Sustainable Uplands was a collaborative project involving Birmingham City University and several others to help people adapt to change in the UK’s peatlands and find ways of financing the restoration of peatland habitats.

Research led by Birmingham City University resulted in the launch of the UK Peatland […]