Researcher Blog by PhD Candidate Ghayda Al Juwaiser: The Reward of Academic Networking – SHU @ Paris and Troyes

About the author Ghayda Al Juwaiser is doctoral student in C3RI where she is in her 4th year researching the use of social media by Saudi women to represent and communicate their identity. Ghayda is supervised by Professor Luigina Ciolfi and Dr Geff Green. Ghayda has recently returned from two engagements at universities in France. In this post Ghayda describes her excitement at unexpected invitations […]

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Researcher Blog by Jonathan Saunders and Helen Grantham of CENTRIC: Unpacked Refugee and Virtual Reality at UNICEF Headquarters in New York

Ahmed Badr. Unpacked Refugee. Unpacked VR. Header.

About the authors Jonathan Saunders is a researcher and developer based in C3RI’s Centre for Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organised Crime Research (CENTRIC). Jonathan’s research focuses on the development of mobile, PC and serious games. He is currently working on the AUGGMED program as a serious games developer working with virtual and mixed reality solutions to remote, multi-agency […]

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Researcher Blog by PhD Candidate Alison Mayne: The Diversions – Adventures in remaking 20th Century Dress & Wearing Your Research …

Alison Mayne, Diversions, (2018)

About the author Alison Mayne is a doctoral candidate in the Art & Design Research Centre (ADRC) and a Scotland-based amateur maker in knit and crochet. Alison’s research focuses on women’s crafting experiences and perceptions of well-being shared through social media and is diverted by what may be learnt through remaking historical dress. Alison works as an Associate Lecturer in Fashion Theory […]

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Researcher Blog by Professor Alison Adam: Crime, policing, technology and the development of forensic science – lessons for today

Crime, policing, technology and the development of forensic science

About the author Alison Adam is Professor of Science, Technology & Society. She has published widely in the fields of Science and Technology Studies (STS), particularly around information systems (IS), gender issues and technology.  More recently her research interests have shifted focus towards historical topics, particularly the history of forensic science. Alison’s latest book is a research monograph, A History of Forensic Science: British […]

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Researcher Blog by TC McCormack: The Immense Ventriloquism

The Immense Ventriloquism, Platform side view (detail), nationalmuseum, Berlin. TC McCormack (2017).

About the author TC McCormack is Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Sheffield Institute of Arts (SIA) and in C3RI’s Art & Design Research Centre (ADRC). TC’s practice-led research takes a multi-disciplinary approach using video, photography, collage, text and curatorial practice. His research incorporates subjects as diverse as the contradictions of modernist heritage; aesthetics of cultural memory and the possibility of language […]

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Researcher Blog by PhD Candidate Smizz: World As Medium: A Space For Space

S1 Artspace, Smizz (2018) [cropped]

About the author Sarah Smith, aka Smizz, is a doctoral student in the Art & Design Research Centre (ADRC) and holds degrees in both Fine Art and Radiotherapy from Sheffield Hallam University.  Smizz is pursuing interdisciplinary research into how creative art practices can help inform patients going through radiotherapy treatment. Smizz’s supervisors are Dr Becky Shaw and Dr Claire Craig. In 2016 Smizz was awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s PhD […]

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Prof Virginia Heath’s film ‘From Scotland with Love’ continues to capture the imagination

Composite image of From Scotland With Love, directed by Professor Virginia Heath

Three and a half years on from its debut screening for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014, Professor Virginia Heath’s BAFTA nominated archive and music documentary From Scotland with Love is still being regularly screened at key Scottish national events and anniversaries such as St Andrews Day. Here’s a quick update on recent activities … From Scotland with Love on BBC4 From […]

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Researcher Blog by Diane Rodgers: ‘Wyrd’ British television of the 1970s

Diane A Rodgers, Folk Horror presentation (crop), 2017

About the author Diane Rodgers is a Senior Lecturer in Media at Sheffield Hallam University specialising in alternative and cult film, television, music and comics.  Diane is also a doctoral student in C3RI where her research examines folklore in ‘wyrd’ 1970s British Film and Television folk-horror. This work will also feature as a chapter in the forthcoming book Yuletide Terror, to […]

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Researcher Blog by Dr Becky Shaw: How Deep?

About the author Becky Shaw is C3RI Postgradate Research Tutor in Art and Design and Reader in Fine Art in Sheffield Institute of Arts (SIA) at Sheffield Hallam University. Becky’s research focuses on the relationship between people and the material world, and how ideas of objectivity and subjectivity dwell in objects. Current work chronicles the life of an object and its concealed […]

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Researcher Blog by Professor Esther Johnson: Asunder – The Story of an English Town in the First World War

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About the author Esther Johnson is Professor of Film and Media Arts in the Art and Design Research Centre (ADRC) in C3RI at Sheffield Hallam University. Esther’s work is at the intersection of artist moving image and documentary. Her poetic portraits focus on marginal worlds, revealing resonant stories that may otherwise remain hidden or ignored. Esther’s work has been exhibited internationally in […]

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