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Senior/mid fellowship, public services, governance and performance

Professor Chris Skelcher | Management & Business Studies | 01 October 2003

The fellowship will investigate how the ways in which public service organisations are governed affect the ability of managers to deliver high quality services. In recent years a wide variety of approaches to governing public services have been intro ...

The development of children's thinking about possibilities

Dr Sarah Beck | Psychology | 01 September 2003

We shall examine the relative difficulty for children aged between 3-4 and 7-8 years of various kinds of thinking about realistic possibilities: future possibilities which have not yet been determined; possibilities which have already been determined ...

The rise of yoruba nationalism: exclusion, identity and youth in nigeria

Dr Insa Nolte | Area & Development Studies | 01 September 2003

The research explores the violent political nationalism of the yoruba ethnic group in nigeria as a focal point if social and political exclusion which goes beyond the politicisation of ethnic cleavage. Drawing on a range of qualitative research metho ...

Young children's metalinguistic awareness of oral and written language

Professor I A Apperly | Psychology | 01 September 2003

Five to six year olds are typically quite able communicators in everyday conversational settings, but often experience difficulty in situations requiring more precision. Precise communication requires the ability to reflect upon language (metalinguis ...

Restriction and reward: consequences for children's food preferences

Dr M Greville-Harris | Psychology | 01 April 2003

There is evidence in the literature that an enhancing/discounting effect occurs when a food is used either as a reward or an instrumental task; a strategy often used by parents to get children to eat disliked foods. There is also evidence to suggest ...

Event-related potential studies of attention and action

Professor Glyn Humphreys | Psychology | 04 February 2003

The ability to study the temporal order of cognitive processes is of great importance for attempts to develop functional accounts of the mind. One fine-grained procedure for measuring temporal events is to use event-related electrical potentials, rec ...

Programme directorship for new security challenges research programme

Professor Stuart Croft | Political Science | 01 January 2003

The aim of this programme is to promote research into security which builds on, but also moves beyond, into security which the traditional pre-occupation with military conflict between states. The programme will focus on international security but de ...

Postdoctoral fellowship

Dr Jason Braithwaite | Psychology | 01 November 2002

Extending prior work from visual search studies, this project proposes to explore further the nature of visual selective attention over space and time using the preview procedure developed by watson and humphreys (1997). The present programme will ex ...

Accounting for the outcomes of windfarm planning applications

Professor David Marsh | Political Science and International Relations | 01 October 2002

This study aimed to throw light on factors that influence whether windfarms are approved by planning authorities in england and wales. It became apparent early on in the project that the proportion of successful planning applications is higher than t ...

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