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  • Food insecurity and socio-demographic characteristics in two UK ethnic groups: an analysis of women in the Born in Bradford cohort 

    Power M, Uphoff EP, Stewart-Knox B, Small N, Doherty B and Pickett KE (2017) Food insecurity and socio-demographic characteristics in two UK ethnic groups: an analysis of women in the Born in Bradford cohort. Journal of Public Health (Oxf). 1-9. DOI: 10.1093/pubmed/fdx029
    Background The use of foodbanks has risen sharply in the UK; however, the epidemiology of UK food insecurity is undeveloped. This study contributes to the field by analysing socio-demographic risk factors for food insecurity ...
  • Building Capacity in the Zambian Mental Health Workforce through Engaging College Educators: Evaluation of a Development Partnership in Higher Education (DelPHe) project 

    Penson WJ, Karban K, Patrick S, Walker B, Ng’andu R, Bowa A and Mbewe E (2016) Building Capacity in the Zambian Mental Health Workforce through Engaging College Educators: Evaluation of a Development Partnership in Higher Education (DelPHe) project. In: Blessinger P and Cozza B (eds) University Partnerships for International Development. Innovations in Higher EducationTeaching and Learning, Volume 8. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. pp 173 - 189.
    Between 2008 and 2011 academic teaching staff from Leeds Beckett University (UK) and Chainama Hills College of Health Sciences (Zambia) worked together on a Development Partnership in Higher Education (DelPHe) project ...
  • Leibniz on Copernicanism 

    Weinert F (2017) Leibniz on Copernicanism. In: Pisano R, Fichant M, Bussotti P, et al (Eds.) Leibniz and the Dialogue between Science, Philosophy and Engineering. New Epistemological Insights. London: College Publications. In press.
    This paper discusses Leibniz’s view and defence of heliocentrism, which was one of the main achievements of the Scientific Revolution (1543-1687). As Leibniz was a defender of a strictly mechanistic worldview, it seems ...
  • The dynamics of category conjunctions 

    Hutter RRC, Crisp RJ, Humphreys GW, Waters GM and Moffitt G (2009) The dynamics of category conjunctions. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations.12(5): 673–686.
    In three experiments we investigated the dynamics of impression formation when perceivers encounter unsurprising (e.g. male mechanic) versus surprising (e.g. female mechanic) social category conjunctions. In Experiment ...
  • The development and robustness of young children’s understanding of aspectuality 

    Waters GM and Beck SR (2009) The development and robustness of young children’s understanding of aspectuality. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 103(1): 108-114.
    We investigated whether 6-year-olds’ understanding of perceptual aspectuality was sufficiently robust to deal with the presence of irrelevant information. A total of 32 children chose whether to look or feel to locate ...
  • How should we question young children's understanding of aspectuality? 

    Waters GM and Beck SR (2012) How should we question young children's understanding of aspectuality? British Journal of Developmental Psychology. 30(3): 376–392.
    In two experiments, we investigated whether 4- to 5-year-old children's ability to demonstrate their understanding of aspectuality was influenced by how the test question was phrased. In Experiment 1, 60 children chose ...
  • Module design in a changing era of Higher Education: academic identity, cognitive dissonance and institutional barriers 

    Binns C (2017) Module design in a changing era of Higher Education: academic identity, cognitive dissonance and institutional barriers. Palgrave Macmillan UK.
    This book explores the module design experiences and practices of academics employed within one UK university, and during a period of social and economic change in which university staff are designing and delivering curricula ...
  • Constructions, reconstructions and deconstructions of ‘family’ amongst people who live apart together (LATs) 

    Stoilova M, Roseneil S, Carter J et al (2017) Constructions, reconstructions and deconstructions of ‘family’ amongst people who live apart together (LATs) The British Journal of Sociology. 68(1): 78-96.
    This article explores how people who live apart from their partners in Britain describe and understand ‘family’. It investigates whether, and how far, non-cohabiting partners, friends, ‘blood’ and legal ties are seen as ...
  • Using a prisoner advisory group to develop diversity research in a maximum-security prison: A means of enhancing prisoner participation 

    Cowburn M and Lavis VJ (2013) Using a Prisoner Advisory group to develop diversity research in a maximum-security prison: a means of enhancing prisoner participation or participatory research? Groupwork. 23(3): 32-44.
    This paper addresses groupwork processes with a group of prisoners advising a research project in a maximum-security prison in England. The research project (Appreciative Inquiry into the Diversity Strategy of HMP ...
  • Whose side are we on: feminism within criminology 

    Lavis VJ and Walker T (2013) Whose side are we on: feminism within criminology. In: Cowburn M, Duggan M, Robinson A et al (Eds.) Values in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Bristol: Policy Press.
  • Appreciative Inquiry for Research: Exploring the response to diversity and equality in English prisons 

    Lavis VJ, Cowburn M and Elliott C (2017) Appreciative Inquiry for Research: Exploring the response to diversity and equality in English prisons. In: Brooks J and King N (Eds.) Applied Qualitative Research in Psychology. London: Palgrave.
  • The Military and the State in Post-Revolutionary Iran: The Economic Rise of the Revolutionary Guards 

    Shahi A and Forozan H (2016) The Military and the State in Post-Revolutionary Iran: The Economic Rise of the Revolutionary Guards. The Middle East Journal. Accepted for publication Jan 2016.
    The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps or IRGC is a multilayered political, ideological, and security institution that has steadily acquired an increasing role in Iran’s economy in recent years. This paper analyses the ...
  • Understanding process and context in breastfeeding support interventions: the potential of qualitative research 

    Leeming D, Marshall J and Locke A. Understanding process and context in breastfeeding support interventions: the potential of qualitative research. Maternal and Child Nutrition. Article in Press.
    Considerable effort has been made in recent years to gain a better understanding of the effectiveness of different interventions for supporting breastfeeding. However, research has tended to focus primarily on measuring ...
  • Young British Pakistani Muslim women’s involvement in higher education 

    Hussain I, Johnson S and Alam MY (2017) Young British Pakistani Muslim women’s involvement in higher education. Feminism and Psychology. Accepted for publication.
    This article explores the implications for identity through presenting a detailed analysis of how three British Pakistani women narrated their involvement in higher education. The increased participation of British South ...
  • Limits of Liberal Peace in West Africa: Civil War in Mali and French Military Intervention 

    Francis DJ (2017) Limits of Liberal Peace in West Africa: Civil War in Mali and French Military Intervention. In: Francis DJ (ed) Peace in Africa. Boulder: Lynne Rienner. Chapter 3.
    The civil war in Mali and the perception of threat posed by Islamist Jihadists and Al-Qaeda-linked terrorists to international peace and security led to the French military intervention in January 2013 to end the terrorist ...
  • Young people’s motivation for civic engagement in Ghana. 

    Adu-Gyamfi J (2014) Young people’s motivation for civic engagement in Ghana. In: Roscoe C (ed) Ghana: social, economic and political issues. New York: Nova publishers.
    It is argued that “individuals do not automatically become free and responsible citizens but must be educated for citizenship” (The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, 2003, cited in Leisha, ...
  • Truck pushers in Ghana: social misfits or urban transporters? 

    Osei EA and Adu-Gyamfi J (2014) Truck pushers in Ghana: social misfits or urban transporters? In: Roscoe C (ed) Ghana: social, economic and political issues. New York: Nova publishers.
    Literature on truck pushers stereotype these boys as social misfits, criminals and nuisance to society; often regarded as creating streetism. Much consideration has not been given to their contribution to the economy as ...
  • Childhood construction and its implications for children’s participation in Ghana 

    Adu-Gyamfi J (2014) Childhood construction and its implications for children’s participation in Ghana. African Journal of Social Sciences. 4(2): 1-11.
    In 2012 Steven Mintz argued that the history of childhood matters, since it has context-specific implications. This paper outlines the historical construction of childhood, in general, and specifically in Ghana, and presents ...
  • Convergence and Divergence between the UN Convention on the Rights of the Children and the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child 

    Adu-Gyamfi J and Keating F (2013) Convergence and Divergence between the UN Convention on the Rights of the Children and the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child. Sacha Journal of Human Rights. 3(1): 47-58.
    There have been many praises as well as criticisms against both the UN Convention on the rights of the child and the African Charter on the rights and welfare of the child. However, many writers are of the view that the ...
  • Can Children and Young People be empowered in Participatory Initiatives?: perspectives from young people’s participation in policy formulation and implementation in Ghana 

    Adu-Gyamfi J (2013) Can Children and Young People be empowered in Participatory Initiatives?: perspectives from young people’s participation in policy formulation and implementation in Ghana. Children and Youth Services Review. 35(10): 1766-1772.
    Empowering children and young people is often cited as the goal of participation. However projects that seek to empower children and young people show little attempt to define what empowerment means. There is an implied ...

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