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Research and Enterprise Conference 2021

As part of Leeds Beckett's 'Research and Enterprise Conference 2021' we have compiled a number of special episodes dealing with the themes of equality in research which will be released in the run up to the event.

People walking along the path of Hyde Park on a sunny day

The School of Cultural Studies and Humanities presents 'Bodies In-Form-Ation'. This experimental video that explores the ways students experience life from within the classroom and beyond.

You can watch the video here:

Research and Enterprise Conference 2021
The exterior of the Rose Bowl main entrance, showing the triangles around the bowl

Professor Louisa Ells and Ken Clare will discuss the critical role of public and patient involvement (PPI) in our applied obesity research at the School of Clinical and Applied Sciences. They discuss how they worked together with a fantastic PPI group to codevelop and run the NIHR funded Re:Mission study. Louisa and Ken provide insights from the researcher and PPI members perspective, and describe how they continue to work together to further develop PPI activity at Leeds Beckett.

Research and Enterprise Conference 2021
Female student shaking a male's hand

Dr Kate Dashper from the School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management discusses if mentoring can be an effective tool for promoting greater gender equality in organisations. Based on a longitudinal study of a women’s mentoring programme, she argues that such initiatives can be best understood as paradoxical in that they can help empower individual women in their careers, but at the same time do little to challenge wider structures and practices that contribute to persistent inequality.

Research and Enterprise Conference 2021
Tiki Coffee Shop on Headingley Campus

Dr Tanefa Apekey from the Nutrition and Dietetics groups talks about her current work on assessing the nutrient composition of the foods (i.e. dishes, beverages and snacks) popularly consumed by minority ethnic groups, as well as modification of the recipes of these traditional foods into healthier ones. She also talks about her current work with a local charity to produce healthy eating resources for their health and well-being interventions and activities in the most deprived communities in Leeds. Her pilot project is an example of the inclusion of communities being researched in the research that concerns them.

Research and Enterprise Conference 2021
The entrance Carnegie School of Sport building and outdoor seating area on Headingley Campus

Dr Tom Quarmby from the Carnegie School of Sport outlines a British Academy funded research project that explored care-experienced young people’s engagement with sport and physical activity. In so doing, it highlights the innovative design and use of concept-cartoons as a means of portraying a range of equality and diversity issues and for sharing the findings with young people and adult stakeholders in two dissemination events.

Research and Enterprise Conference 2021
The exterior of the Rose Bowl seen through a tree

Craig Downing, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, offers some tips on becoming a more inclusive culture. He talks about enabling you to see things through an inclusive lens and being an agent of change. Being a part of creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace is certainly challenging. As an agent of change you can demonstrate your commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion by making a difference in your own working environment.

Research and Enterprise Conference 2021

The School of Cultural Studies and Humanities presents 'Bodies In-Form-Ation'. This experimental video that explores the ways students experience life from within the classroom and beyond.

You can watch the video here:

People walking along the path of Hyde Park on a sunny day

Professor Louisa Ells and Ken Clare will discuss the critical role of public and patient involvement (PPI) in our applied obesity research at the School of Clinical and Applied Sciences. They discuss how they worked together with a fantastic PPI group to codevelop and run the NIHR funded Re:Mission study. Louisa and Ken provide insights from the researcher and PPI members perspective, and describe how they continue to work together to further develop PPI activity at Leeds Beckett.

The exterior of the Rose Bowl main entrance, showing the triangles around the bowl

Dr Kate Dashper from the School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management discusses if mentoring can be an effective tool for promoting greater gender equality in organisations. Based on a longitudinal study of a women’s mentoring programme, she argues that such initiatives can be best understood as paradoxical in that they can help empower individual women in their careers, but at the same time do little to challenge wider structures and practices that contribute to persistent inequality.

Female student shaking a male's hand

Dr Tanefa Apekey from the Nutrition and Dietetics groups talks about her current work on assessing the nutrient composition of the foods (i.e. dishes, beverages and snacks) popularly consumed by minority ethnic groups, as well as modification of the recipes of these traditional foods into healthier ones. She also talks about her current work with a local charity to produce healthy eating resources for their health and well-being interventions and activities in the most deprived communities in Leeds. Her pilot project is an example of the inclusion of communities being researched in the research that concerns them.

Tiki Coffee Shop on Headingley Campus

Dr Tom Quarmby from the Carnegie School of Sport outlines a British Academy funded research project that explored care-experienced young people’s engagement with sport and physical activity. In so doing, it highlights the innovative design and use of concept-cartoons as a means of portraying a range of equality and diversity issues and for sharing the findings with young people and adult stakeholders in two dissemination events.

The entrance Carnegie School of Sport building and outdoor seating area on Headingley Campus

Craig Downing, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, offers some tips on becoming a more inclusive culture. He talks about enabling you to see things through an inclusive lens and being an agent of change. Being a part of creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace is certainly challenging. As an agent of change you can demonstrate your commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion by making a difference in your own working environment.

The exterior of the Rose Bowl seen through a tree

Episode Archive

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Beckett Talks... Student Life

A series of podcasts aimed at potential students. Full of advice and help from some of our current students who discuss their experiences.