News and events round-up

Issued: Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:00:00 BST

British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship

Sabina Siebert, Professor of Management at the Adam Smith Business School, has been awarded a prestigious Mid-Career Fellowship from the British Academy, with a total value of £155,000 for her project entitled ‘Trust in biomedical science: Managing overflow in science.’

In recent years the scientific community has expressed concerns about the distrust of results of scientific research amongst scientists. The aim of this project is to investigate the nature and extent of such distrust and its underlying causes. Professor Siebert’s research will investigate the extent to which the number of papers written in the field of bio-medical sciences and submitted to academic conferences and journals is increasing, and whether this rate of increase in outputs affects trust among scientists in each other’s work.

Professor Siebert said: 'In this project I will benefit from support of two colleagues: Laura Machesky, Professor of Cell Biology, and Robert Insall, Professor of Cancer Research – both from the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research in Glasgow. I will be able to draw on their expertise as scientists and journal editors, and use their professional networks for access to research participants. I hope there is a great potential to develop a good impact case from this research.'

Professor Laurence Grove comic keynote

The University's Professor Laurence Grove is to deliver a keynote address to this Friday's 9 Panels industry day, part of the Glasgow Comic Festival which runs from 28 June to 3 July at the Centre for Contemporary Arts. Dr Grove will be giving a fascinating insight into the world’s first comic The Glasgow Looking Glass and how it provided the framework for exciting exhibition Comic Invention, which is currently running at the Hunterian Art Gallery.

The full-day 9 Panels conference, limited to 120 places, is ideal for students, amateurs and semi-pros and will include talks and workshops from the likes of Kate Leth, Marguerite Bennett and Rachael Stott. You’ll have the opportunity to show off your portfolio and pitch to the Beano and BHP Comics, before rounding the day off with a symposium discussing The National Centre for Comics. Not to mention a talk with two very special guests. Visit:

EPIC signs up for dyslexia MoU

Epidemiology, Population health and Infectious disease Control (EPIC) is one of the signatories of an NFU Scotland 'Best Practice in Communications Guide', which sets out the measures it has taken to make its communications more accessible for members on the back of its successful Farming with Dyslexia campaign which launched in 2014.

By signing the Farming With Dyslexia Memorandum of Understanding organisations commit to making their communications as accessible as possible. This was launched on 11 May, and to date the following agricultural and land-based organisations have signed it: NFU Scotland, Scottish Government Rural Payments and Inspections Division, Forestry Commission, Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs, Crofting Commission, Scotland’s Rural College, RSABI, Scottish Dairy Hub, Ringlink Scotland, Quality Meat Scotland, SAOS, Scottish Natural Heritage, Lantra and the Epidemiology, Population health and Infectious disease Control (EPIC).

Collecting Research Impact Evidence: Best Practice for the Research Community

A new guidance document has been produced jointly by HEFCE, Digital Science and Vertigo Ventures. It analyses evidence types, use and associated GPAs in the last REF, and offers best practice guidance for planning and capture of impact throughout your research project.

The report is available on the Moodle site: Knowledge Exchange and Impact Generation: Guidance and Resources (log in using your GUID).



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