16.09.20

Reflecting on including environmental aspects in research integrity & ethics

By Judith Krauss (SIID), Stephen Allen (Management), Renee Timmers (Music), Phil Warren (Animal and Plant Sciences) and Matt Watson (Geography)   How important is it to reflect on environmental aspects as part of research integrity and ethics? On 5 June 2020, an online-only workshop supported by the University of Sheffield’s (TUoS) Research Ethics Committee took […]

28.08.20

Aid Celebrities and the Tropes of Celebrity Humanitarianism

by Maha Rafi Atal, Lisa Ann Richey & Dan Brockington   George Clooney is sad. What might an Oscar winning multi-millionaire have to be sad about, you ask? He’s “surprised and saddened” he says, to learn that Nespresso, the coffee brand for whom he has been a public spokesman since 2006, uses child labor at its plantations in Guatemala. That is […]

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05.05.20

Ghost towns and crackdowns: The politics of urban Covid-19 control

By Tom Goodfellow and David Jackman As different responses to coronavirus are implemented around the world, cities have come sharply into focus. One city will forever be associated with the unleashing of Covid-19, and cities account for the most dramatic infection rates. For obvious reasons, urban areas are seen as constituting the most threatening environments for the transmission of […]

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27.01.20

Sanitation worker health, safety and wellbeing: Reflections from the UK and India

By Sally Cawood and CS Sharada Prasad  “Just because something is visible doesn’t mean it is seen” (CS Sharada Prasad, December 2019) Hazardous and degrading forms of sanitation work, such as manual scavenging, persist in many countries around the world. Within India, Bangladesh and across South Asia, the cleaning, emptying and management of human waste […]

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29.07.19

A workshop sharing the outcomes of a community resilience research project in Nepal and leveraging international interdisciplinary partnerships

Sheffield recently hosted a workshop on “Improving maternal and child health in Nepal by leveraging international interdisciplinary partnerships”.

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15.06.19

Decolonising development: thinking together about decolonising, ethics, knowledge-implementation links and a decolonised Northern university

By Judith Krauss and Andrea Jiménez Cisneros On 15 and 16 May 2019, the Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID) hosted its annual postgraduate research (PGR) conference, bringing together PGRs from across Europe and beyond with diverse disciplinary and geographical research foci. This year, the two-day conference organised by Sheffield PGRs for PGRs had as […]

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