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Knowledge, Engaged is brought to you by The Institute for Policy and Engagement at the University of Nottingham, to bring together the ground-breaking research done at Nottingham and you, the listener. Join us as we explore the work the researchers are doing and how it makes a difference in the world around them. Follow us on Twitter - we're @UoN_Institute

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Knowledge, Engaged is brought to you by The Institute for Policy and Engagement at the University of Nottingham, to bring together the ground-breaking research done at Nottingham and you, the listener. Join us as we explore the work the researchers are doing and how it makes a difference in the world around them. Follow us on Twitter - we're @UoN_Institute

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Episodes

Transitioning Away from Animal Testing w/Andy Bennett and Amy Beale

1/31/2024
Ben is joined by Dr Andrew Bennett, Director of the FRAME Alternatives Laboratory at the University of Nottingham, and Amy Beale, Head of Policy and Programmes at FRAME (Fund for the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments). Together they talk all things research, stopping the use of animal testing, and what the benefits of the long-term relationship between University and Charity mean for policymaking and public engagement. Ethics, hamsters and grow-your-own-organs are just a tiny slice of the fun. Want some links? We have plenty: FRAME Andrew Bennett's profile (UoN) Andrew Bennett's profile (FRAME) Amy Beale REACH

Duration:00:42:21

When Engineering Meets Space: Outreach and Engagement w/Jez Turner

10/4/2023
Good public engagement and outreach requires good enthusiasm, and Jez Turner brings it by the bucket load. In this episode, Ben chats with Jez about his outreach work, his passion for lifelong learning, space, using satellites to identify potential slavery cases, and even, at one point, Nazi Germany. It's a wild ride this one. Want some links? We have plenty: Jez Turner's Profile Rights Lab Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity Foundation Engineering and Physical Sciences Courses

Duration:00:35:34

RE-ENGAGED: Climate Change, Communities and Energy Systems w/Mark Gillott

9/12/2023
The climate crisis is usually talked about in terms of the big picture, but Mark Gillott talks to Ben about the local community-driven work he is doing and the massive impacts it could have on green energy as a whole. They discuss the Trent Basin project, Mark's revolutionary ideas and what the real meaning behind the flickering black and white symbol before an ad break on tv is (which blew Ben's mind). Knowledge, Engaged is brought to you by The Institute of Policy and Engagement at the University of Nottingham, to bring together the ground-breaking research done at Nottingham and you, the listener. Join us as we explore the work the researchers are doing and how it makes a difference in the world around them. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this episode was recorded virtually, so we apologise for any dips in audio quality, but the fascinating content remains. For more information about Mark and his work, as well as the Institute, please use the following links: Mark's Bio and Research: https://tinyurl.com/cbjmssav The UoN Energy Institute: https://tinyurl.com/7vmw4exh The Trent Basin Project: https://www.era.ac.uk/projects-research/trent-basin Project SCENe: https://www.projectscene.uk/ The Institute for Policy and Engagement: https://tinyurl.com/yh46zla8 Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/UoN_Institute

Duration:00:20:17

Box Office Bears w/Hannah O’Regan

8/23/2023
What do Shakespeare's plays and bears have in common? Turns out, many things, and not just from when they appear in the scripts. Box Office Bears is a multi-institutional project looking at animal baiting in Early Modern England, and lead investigator Hannah O'Regan joins Ben to talk all about it. Listen on to hear all about the bears who were as famous as actors (of the day). CW: Historic animal cruelty Want some links? We have plenty: Hannah O'Regan's profile Box Office Bears Information on the Bear's Tibia Bears! Nature, Culture, and Beyond Exhibition at Lakeside Arts

Duration:00:37:51

The Elephant Welfare Project w/Lisa Yon

7/25/2023
Who doesn't like elephants?? Ben loves them and he chats with Lisa Yon about the Elephant Welfare Project, a long-running love story for looking out for elephants. Honestly it has it all, policy impact, public engagement, heart-warming animal stories and a crowdfunder! (Find that below). Have a listen! Want some links? We have plenty: The Elephant Welfare Project Just Giving Page Lisa Yon's Profile The Elephant Welfare Project The Elephant Welfare Project Twitter The Elephant Welfare Project Instagram A BBC Article About the Elephant Welfare App A BBC Sounds Clip featuring Lisa Yon and a Bachelor Herd of Elephants The Institute's Twitter Page

Duration:00:41:14

DIY Slow Cooker for your Wallet and the Planet w/Mike Clifford

7/12/2023
Mike Clifford returns to Knowledge, Engaged! Last appearing in 2021 to talk about clean cooking and climate change, he's back to chat to Ben about some closer to home work. As part of the Green Hustle festival, Mike brought along his DIY fabric cooker that could potentially help both the planet and people's wallets during the cost of living crisis. Intrigued? Listen on to find out about it! Want some links? We have plenty: Mike Clifford's Profile Tiger Community Enterprise CIC ITV Coverage of the Fabric Cooker Green Hustle Oh no, Ben promised to show off his rabbits... Hop over to Twitter for that one!

Duration:00:35:48

Majoritarian Nationalism in India w/Katharine Adeney

6/28/2023
Katharine Adeney joins Ben to talk all about Majoritarian Nationalism and the Asia Research Institute, with particular attention on India. What is it? Listen on to find out! ------------------------------------------------ Want some links? We have plenty: Katharine Adeney What is the BBC Modi documentary and why is it so controversial? - The Guardian The Asia Research Institute

Duration:00:35:46

Digital Youth and Mental Health w/Jo Lockwood and Kareem Khan

6/20/2023
Digital Youth, with Sprouting Minds, is an ambitious UKRI funded research programme with researchers from Nottingham, Auckland, Bath, Glasgow, Kings College London, LSE, UCL and the Open University. Ben sits down with Jo Lockwood and Kareem Khan to talk about the programme, the importance of research and support for young people's mental health, as well as deep dives into their individual research projects. During the episode, we reference a survey you can participate in. You can find this in the links below! ------------------------------------------------ Want some links? We have plenty: Digital Youth With Sprouting Minds SPARX SPARX (New Zealand promo) CaTS-APP Practitioner Views of the CaTS-App (SURVEY) Jo Lockwood's Nottingham Profile Kareem Khan's Nottingham Profile

Duration:00:47:32

Institute Awards Special!

5/31/2023
Stephen Meek and Amanda Chukwudozie join Ben to talk about the Policy Impact and Public Engagement Awards 2023, the winners, the range of high quality work at the University of Nottingham. Want some links? We have plenty: Our episode featuring Todd Landman: https://tinyurl.com/yd7pwy3n Our episode featuring Lara Bianchi: https://tinyurl.com/2dbhtvh6 All of our award winners and nominees are here: https://tinyurl.com/3kt4ssnx

Duration:00:55:27

Sustainability in Business

5/17/2023
Ben is joined by super-special-guest-host Gabrielle Bunn to talk sustainability, bringing the social sciences into big projects for everyone's benefit and more with Judy Muthuri and Hannah Noke from the University of Nottingham and Daniela Salite from Aston University. Want some links? We have plenty: SHAping Sustainable Futures Research Hub: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/policy-and-engagement/net-zero/home.aspx Judy Muthuri: https://tinyurl.com/ykmx6b7d Hannah Noke: https://tinyurl.com/ywdvbevj Daniela Salite: https://tinyurl.com/ypmfwjmv

Duration:00:43:01

Rehabilitation and Preventing Falls w/Pip Logan

5/3/2023
Ben and Special-Guest-Host Amy Hawksworth chat with Pip Logan about the National Rehabilitation Centre and research into preventing falls in vulnerable populations. Want some links? We have plenty: The National Rehabilitation Centre: https://nationalrehabilitationcentre.nhs.uk/ UoN's NRC Pages: https://tinyurl.com/3hurkbv6 React to Falls App (Google Play): https://tinyurl.com/ycxpbh6u React to Falls App (Apple): https://tinyurl.com/2p84v97t Pip Logan: https://tinyurl.com/53zwwah6

Duration:00:43:36

Introducing the SHAping Sustainable Futures Research Hub!

2/28/2023
Join Ben and Special-Guest-Host Gabrielle Bunn as they sit down with Professor Todd Landman and Stephen Meek to talk about the all shiny and brand new SHAping Sustainable Futures Research Hub. Developed in collaboration with the Faculty for Social Science, the Hub is an online resource dedicated to showcasing the value of UoN Social Science research for policy around climate change, sustainability and the net zero challenge. Want some links? We have plenty: SHAping Sustainable Futures Research Hub: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/policy-and-engagement/net-zero/home.aspx The MriNH3 Project: https://tinyurl.com/dv9ssu46 Siddharth Kara: https://tinyurl.com/mvh74s85 Todd Landman: https://tinyurl.com/yfrhj8fb Stephen Meek: https://tinyurl.com/5dyam6ys

Duration:00:32:50

Gender Research in Business Schools: a Human Rights Perspective

11/16/2022
Corporate Social Responsibility is not enough to tackle gender inequality - so is a Business and Human Rights approach the better option for business schools? Why is social compliance ineffective when it comes to gender discrimination? These are some of the questions raised when Ben is joined by a whole host of remarkable guests across multiple time zones, including Lara Bianchi and Samentha Goethals, who head the Research Group of Gender of the Global Business School Network for Human Rights (GBSN), Lauren McCarthy of Bayes Business School and Dorothée Baumann-Pauly, director of the Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights. Want some links? We have plenty: The Geneva Centre for Business and Human Rights: gcbhr.org Dr Lara Bianchi: https://tinyurl.com/cpfbvzcc Dr Lauren McCarthy: https://tinyurl.com/2c6r5548 Dr Dorothée Baumann-Pauly: https://tinyurl.com/mr2zrk9n Dr Samentha Goethals: https://tinyurl.com/2m7xxxaj

Duration:00:55:59

RE-ENGAGED: Ethnic Minorities and Disproportionate Environmental Impacts w/Charles Ogunbode

11/15/2022
It's Action for Climate Empowerment and Civil Society day at COP27 today (as well as Energy!) which means - surprise bonus! - we are re-engaging with another episode from last year! Race and Climate Change are inextricably linked, as our guest Dr Charles Ogunbode discusses with Chris Sims. In this episode, we look at why the conversation about the environment is missing out on a vital demographic, when that same demographic tends to shoulder most of the impacts. Knowledge, Engaged is brought to you by The Institute of Policy and Engagement at the University of Nottingham, to bring together the ground-breaking research done at Nottingham and you, the listener. Join us as we explore the work the researchers are doing and how it makes a difference in the world around them. For more information about Charles' work and the Institute, as well as the websites mentioned in the episode, please use the following links: The ENGAGE Project: https://www.neel-lab.com/engage The Institute for Policy and Engagement: https://tinyurl.com/yh46zla8 UoN's COP Pages: https://tinyurl.com/3x3hwbf9 Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/UoN_Institute

Duration:00:24:35

RE:ENGAGED: Climate Change, Communities and Energy Systems w/Mark Gillott

11/14/2022
Ohhh it's the big one at COP27 today - energy! A huge talking point right now, especially with the cost of living crisis. Last year Ben chatted with Mark about some pretty ingenious ideas - maybe now's the time to boost these projects... The climate crisis is usually talked about in terms of the big picture, but Mark Gillott talks to Ben about the local community-driven work he is doing and the massive impacts it could have on green energy as a whole. They discuss the Trent Basin project, Mark's revolutionary ideas and what the real meaning behind the flickering black and white symbol before an ad break on tv is (which blew Ben's mind). Knowledge, Engaged is brought to you by The Institute of Policy and Engagement at the University of Nottingham, to bring together the ground-breaking research done at Nottingham and you, the listener. Join us as we explore the work the researchers are doing and how it makes a difference in the world around them. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this episode was recorded virtually, so we apologise for any dips in audio quality, but the fascinating content remains. For more information about Mark and his work, as well as the Institute, please use the following links: Mark's Bio and Research: https://tinyurl.com/cbjmssav The UoN Energy Institute: https://tinyurl.com/7vmw4exh The Trent Basin Project: https://www.era.ac.uk/projects-research/trent-basin Project SCENe: https://www.projectscene.uk/ The Institute for Policy and Engagement: https://tinyurl.com/yh46zla8 UoN's COP Pages: https://tinyurl.com/3x3hwbf9 Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/UoN_Institute

Duration:00:20:53

RE:ENGAGED: Developing a Sustainable Food Supply w/Anne Touboulic and Festo Massawe

11/11/2022
It's Adaptation and Agriculture day at COP27! And that means we have another chance to RE:ENGAGE - this time with Anne and Festo from the Future Food Beacon at the University of Nottingham... Stephen sits down with Anne Touboulic and Festo Massawe from Nottingham's Future Food Beacon to discuss the impacts of climate change on global food supplies and what can possibly be done. Knowledge, Engaged is brought to you by The Institute of Policy and Engagement at the University of Nottingham, to bring together the ground-breaking research done at Nottingham and you, the listener. Join us as we explore the work the researchers are doing and how it makes a difference in the world around them. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this episode was recorded virtually, so we apologise for any dips in audio quality, but the fascinating content remains. For more information about Anne, Festo, the Future Food Beacon's work and the Institute, please use the following links: Anne's bio and research: https://tinyurl.com/y2wdnbvr Festo's bio and research: https://tinyurl.com/2cw4fn2h The Future Food Beacon: https://tinyurl.com/4v7f5vmh The Institute for Policy and Engagement: https://tinyurl.com/yh46zla8 UoN's COP Pages: https://tinyurl.com/3x3hwbf9 Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/UoN_Institute

Duration:00:23:48

RE:ENGAGED: Electric Planes and Net Zero Aviation w/Sharmila Sumsurooah

11/10/2022
Today's RE:ENGAGED brings back Sharmila Sumsurooah for the decarbonisation day at COP27! Decarbonising planes would be a landmark achievement and Sharmila has many thoughts on this... Sharmila Sumsurooah discusses her work in developing electric aircraft and the journey towards net zero aviation with Ben, and they talk about the challenges associated with bringing together all of the people needed to make it work. They also discuss the Solutions for Aircraft Electrification Leadership (SAEL) initiative and the exciting steps its paving. Knowledge, Engaged is brought to you by The Institute of Policy and Engagement at the University of Nottingham, to bring together the ground-breaking research done at Nottingham and you, the listener. Join us as we explore the work the researchers are doing and how it makes a difference in the world around them. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this episode was recorded virtually, so we apologise for any dips in audio quality, but the fascinating content remains. For more information about Sharmila and SAEL's work, as well as the Institute, please use the following links: SAEL: https://tinyurl.com/52n22r3z The Institute for Policy and Engagement: https://tinyurl.com/yh46zla8 UoN's COP Pages: https://tinyurl.com/3x3hwbf9 Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/UoN_Institute

Duration:00:20:26

RE:ENGAGED: The Ethics of Climate Finance w/Matthew Rendall

11/7/2022
COP27 has snuck up on the world again (except, if you're up to date with British Politics, it really hasn't...) Last year we talked with many of Nottingham's researchers about COP26 and we still think those conversations are incredibly important this year. So get ready to RE-ENGAGE with Matthew Rendall for the Youth and Future Generations day at COP27... Matthew Rendall joins Ben to talk about the ethics of financing climate change solutions. Is it justifiable to fund greenhouse gas mitigation through deficit spending? Matthew brings Ben up to speed on his latest research. Knowledge, Engaged is brought to you by The Institute of Policy and Engagement at the University of Nottingham, to bring together the ground-breaking research done at Nottingham and you, the listener. Join us as we explore the work the researchers are doing and how it makes a difference in the world around them. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this episode was recorded virtually, so we apologise for any dips in audio quality, but the fascinating content remains. For more information about Matthew's work and the Institute, please use the following links: Matthew's blog: https://tinyurl.com/atsty6rx Matthew's Climate Policy Paper: https://tinyurl.com/8v65mddk Climate Matters by John Broome: https://tinyurl.com/r42r4apk Matthew's bio and Research: https://tinyurl.com/sm892n85 The Institute for Policy and Engagement: https://tinyurl.com/yh46zla8 UoN's COP Pages: https://tinyurl.com/3x3hwbf9 Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/UoN_Institute

Duration:00:19:38

The Thing about Nutritional Supplements w/Paul Greenhaff

7/20/2022
Nutrition, supplements and a little bit of myth busting are what Ben sits down with Professor Paul Greenhaff to talk about on today's episode. But there's more! They also talk about potential reversals to the aging process (not quite turning you back into a 20 year old though, unfortunately), and where things like anabolic steroids can actually be put to safe and good use. Paul also gives a bit of insight on what it was like to work on the University of Nottingham's Research Excellence Framework (REF) campaign - helping to net the University 7th place in the country for research power. Links links links! Find out more about Paul here: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/life-sciences/people/paul.greenhaff Find Paul's papers in Nottingham's repository here: https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/person/227927/paul-greenhaff/outputs

Duration:00:36:11

Women's voice in fragile contexts w/Lara Bianchi

7/14/2022
Co-creation is on the set list for today's episode! Ben and Stephen sit down with Dr Lara Bianchi (another Institute award winner!) to talk about the Moral Capability Assessment Tool, giving hope and a voice to women in conflict-affected areas, and magic. Yes, that's right, magic! Magic and play and a ground up approach - Lara talks about the benefits and the fun or working this way. Links from the episode below! Lara's University of Nottingham bio: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/business/people/lizlb.html Moral Capability Assessment Tool (MCAT): https://mcatnottingham.org/ Todd Landman, Academic Magician extraordinaire: https://www.todd-landman.com/

Duration:00:31:36