‘Intelligencers Poor Men’s Guardians and Two-Penny Trash’ – Russell Jackson writes for The Byline Times

Senior Lecturer in Communication and Public Relations, Dr. Russell Jackson, has written an article for The Byline Times about the surprisingly radical traditions of the British press and the 200 hundred-year-old battle cry ‘information is power’. The article opens with, With the rise of online and print publications, I believe we are experiencing something of a renaissance akin to the radical […]

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Lab4Living and VR researchers at the Child Health Technology Conference

CHT2021 conference

This week, researchers from Lab4Living and the Culture & Creativity Research Institute are sharing their innovative children and young people’s health related research at Child Health Technology 2021 (CHT2021). The conference is organised by CYP MedTech, a co-operative set up by the National Institute for Health Research to which focuses on the development and adoption of technology for child health […]

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Paul Chamberlain to present NESTORE work at final workshop

NESTORE final workshop

Paul Chamberlain will be presenting the work of the Lab4Living team on the NESTORE project alongside the 16 European project partners at an online event on the 27th February to mark the end of the project. Designers, developers, users, public authorities and businesses will come together at the final event to explore the lessons learnt in more than three years of […]

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The Life Café at Dying.Dialogues conference


On 29th January, Claire Craig and Helen Fisher presented ‘The Life Café: Thinking Through Things’ at Dying.Dialogues conference. Dying.2021 ‘offers an opportunity to creatively engage in conversation about fragility, death, dying, loss, grief through the lens of art and design.’ Hosted by Design TO, OCAD University and Taboo Health, it was the perfect forum to share this research and open a dialogue about […]

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Senior lecturer Carmel O’Toole tackling the damaging myths surrounding Covid vaccines

Carmel O’Toole, senior lecturer in Media and Public Relations has been discussing the misinformation surrounding the Covid vaccine programme and the vast amount of complex detail the public has needed to assimilate since the pandemic began. The stories have been published in the Yorkshire Post and The Sheffield Star. “We’ve all become amateur scientists as Covid has gone on,” says […]

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Discovering Dementia book launch

Today Lab4Living launches a new book, aimed at people recently diagnosed with dementia, which is more akin to visual poetry than the usual way that information about the condition is provided. Discovering Dementia is the result of a collaboration between design researcher, Claire Craig, poet John Killick and artist Sophie Standing. Claire and John had for some time recognised that […]

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