In our second episode Professor Jules Pretty and journalist Martha Dixon, take you on a journey to discover why we need to learn from our past in uncovering the global impact of migration on our people and our land. Our speakers have direct experience of migration and the impact it has had on their lives. We discuss why this is such an important issue and why we need to learn from the past to look forward.
Roma Tearne (1:28) arrived on a boat from Sri Lanka more than fifty years ago. Her parents were Tamil and Sinhalese, caught in a conflict between the two ethnic groups. Roma is an award winning artist and novelist.
Susan Oliver (5:08) looks at past migration through literature. This provides valuable insights into trying to understand the current impact of migration and the longer view.
Ahmed Shaheed (10:37) and (16:37) is a United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, and a migrant from the Maldives forced to leave after a coup. He discusses how conflict creates more displaced people, the effects of climate change that force people to travel and why he still has hope about the future.
Jonathan Lichtensein (12:04) is professor of drama at the University of Essex has recently published a book, The Berlin Shadow, about his father’s experience of escaping the Holocaust.
Shownotes at: www.essex.ac.uk/blog
The latest episode of the Louder Than Words Podcast looks at the impact of brain injury. How do we find out more about the problems survivors face? What needs to change in the way we support them to live their lives? In the UK 700,000 people end up at A&E every year with a head injury, according to NHS figures and around a million people are now living with some sort of brain injury. Survivors include injured sportspeople, or road accident victims. There are also survivors who've been through things like severe infections or strokes. Novel research at the University of Essex is leading to a big shift in policy to help survivors, while also developing technological solutions to help with everyday tasks. They will be speaking to: Dr Andrew Bateman (4:29) from the School of Health and Social Care at Essex is project lead for COURAGE Network which brings together people affected by and living with, neurological conditions, with the research community. The innovative project is initially funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). Caroline Bald (8:01), from the School of Health and Social Care at Essex, is looking to improve training in the UK so social workers see that understanding brain injury is an integral part of their work. Chloe Hayward (11:33), Executive Director of the UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum. The Forum aims to promote a better understanding of all aspects of acquired brain injury. Dr Anirban Chowdhury (15:16), Lecturer in Neural Engineering and Robotics at Essex, is developing a brain-computer interface to control an exoskeleton to support movement, just through the power of thought. Stella Kerins (18:29), Head of Brain Injury Care Services at Headway Essex. the charity supports people with acquired brain ...
In the latest episode of the Louder than Words Podcast, Professor Jules Pretty journalist Martha Dixon look at sustainability – in what we eat – and how we use our land. Academics from the University of Essex show us how they’re helping farmers meet our needs while saving the planet. Contributors include: Professor Christine Raines, School of Life Sciences, University of Essex Archie Ruggles-Brise, Spains Hall Estate, Essex Dr Tom Cameron, Senior Lecturer, School of Life Sciences, University of Essex Dr Patricia Lopez, Senior Research Officer, School of Life Sciences, University of Essex Kenny Brown, Research Technician, Univesity of Essex ...
In the latest episode of the Louder than Words Podcast, Professor Jules Pretty journalist Martha Dixon look at surveillance and the impact on our modern lives. Academics from the University of Essex explain how they are contributing to the debate; helping people understand their rights and also trying to work alongside innovators to explain the implications of their technology. Contributors include: Emmanuelle Andrews - Policy and Campaigns Officer at Liberty Professor Pete Fussey – Department of Sociology, University of Essex Dr Daragh Murray – Human Rights Centre and School of Law, University of Essex ...