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Sit, stand or take a knee: Symbolic acts and anti-racism

June 22 2020

Rima Saini, MDX Sociology lecturer, discusses the political history and wide-reaching symbolism of ‘taking a knee’ and its current relationship with genuine anti-racist progress.

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Refugee Week: What can we do for refugee children?

June 19 2020

Erminia Colucci, Associate Professor in Visual and Cultural Psychology at MDX looks at the growing number of child refugees and the perilous journey they face to escape their own countries.

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Policing reform in the age of Black Lives Matter

June 17 2020

Dr Angus Nurse, Associate Professor and Director of Policing Programmes at MDX, discusses whether the suggested police reforms and polices will make a real difference or if more needs to be done.

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Using social and behavioural science to support COVID-19 pandemic response

May 19 2020

MDX academics have collaborated with world wide scholars to create a review of what social and behavioural sciences can do to protect and promote physical and mental health during a pandemic.

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#16days of gender-based violence: The women paying the ultimate price of men’s violence

January 08 2020

Mia Scally, Lecturer in Forensic Psychology/Criminology writes a moving post about gender-based violence facing women all over the world.

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False harmony and the embedding of inequality

January 07 2020

Roger Kline, Research Fellow in the Business School, discusses the impact and issues associated with identity and discrimination.

Reparations for Slavery – A Contemporary Debate

October 28 2019

Dr Angus Nurse examines the current debate over reparations for slavery in both the UK and US.

Unconscious bias: now you see it, now you don’t?

October 11 2019

Roger Kline examines a recent case of race discrimination in the workplace, in which unconscious bias was overlooked by the employer

Safeguarding Malaysia’s women migrant workers

July 25 2019

Dr Tim Freeman and Dr Lilian Miles report on their research into the rights of women migrant workers in Malaysia

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Is much NHS discipline unfair and pointless?

July 16 2019

Roger Kline examines the effectiveness of disciplinary action in the NHS

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