How can we better prepare for disasters and how can we improve our response?
Professor Jules Pretty from the University of Essex and journalist Martha Dixon speak to experts from the University of Essex and the organisations at the frontline of disaster response.
Professor Kelum Jayasinghe, Essex Business School, University of Essex
Dr Alex Quiroz Flores, Department of Government, University of Essex
Professor John Preston, Department of Sociology, University of Essex
Anoja Seneviratne, Director (Mitigation Research & Development) Disaster Management Centre
The latest episode of the Louder Than Words Podcast shines a light on inequality. What happens to people who end up at the wrong end of an unequal society and how do we help them? Professor Jules Pretty and Martha Dixon will look at research taking the long view and find out how history can help us break cycles of poverty and deprivation. They will also look at simple solutions which seek to narrow the gap. They will be joined by: Professor Pam Cox, Head of the Department of Sociology at Essex. She contrasts the experiences of young people now emerging from the criminal justice system with those in similar positions in the past. She also raises questions about social justice and inequality in other areas. Professor Lucy Noakes, from the Department of History at Essex. She talks about how the Second World War exposed inequalities and contrasts it with attitudes and political solutions emerging in the aftermath of COVID-19. How do we build back better, if we don’t really understand the past? Dr Alexandra Cox, from the Department of Sociology at Essex, talks about her research on how children are criminalised and how inequality is so ingrained within the youth justice system. Tom Brown, from the Green Light Trust in Suffolk, discusses its work with people who are marginalised and the trust's efforts to deal with inequality by providing access to nature and green space. Stephen Whitehead, from the Centre for Justice Innovation, talks about research on racial inequality with the University of Essex and highlights how young people need to be steered away from the criminal justice system to improve their life chances. ...
What is the impact of our perception of our own body? How does it impact our wellbeing? How does our understanding of our body differ across cultures and change over time? Psychology researcher Dr Helge Gilmeister and art historian Dr Matt Lodder join Professor Jules Pretty. ...
Dr Danson Kimani and Professor Teerooven Soobaroyen from Essex Business School discuss business and the role of corporate governance in emerging economies. Particularly how different economies are developing their own approaches and how the economic crisis is exposing problems with the existing global system. How can we find new processes, standards and principles to guide companies and fit the changing world. Professor Jules Pretty explores with Dr Kimani and Professor Soobaroyen a wide range of issues from financial inclusion and microfinance to accounting best practices and governance. ...