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Maximising the developmental impact of philanthropy: from theory to practice.

Professor Roderick Stirrat | Development Studies | 01 March 2014

This project builds upon earlier research into the potential role of charity and philanthropy to support development using colombo as a case study. The earlier research indicated a considerable demand for assistance in defining more sustainable and e ...

Social media analysis for social geography

Professor Paul Watson | Social Geography | 14 February 2014

Many believe that social media data has the potential to give real insights into communities. However, there is a real challenge in unlocking this knowledge due to the enormous size and speed with which the data is generated, and a lack of understand ...

Casma: citizen-centric approaches to social media analysis

Professor Derek Mcauley | Psychology | 14 February 2014

The spread of the internet into nearly every aspect of our daily lives has stimulated the growth of a vibrant and expanding set of systems to support social interaction via a range of internet connected devices. Often collectively referred to as soci ...

Work-life balance in the recession and beyond

Professor Suzan Lewis | 02 January 2014

This series of seven one-day seminars focuses on the impacts of the economic recession and austerity measures on work-life balance (wlb) and associated policies. Both may be adversely affected if economic pressures overshadow social and individual co ...

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