Category: Press

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Dr William Van Gordon, Associate Professor of Contemplative Psychology, University of Derby looks at the concept of ‘time blindness’, whereby a person’s perception of time becomes distorted due to prolonged periods of lockdown – and discusses some strategies for reducing the impact.

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The Covid-19 pandemic is, without exception, impacting on health care services beyond any expectations. Jayne Leverton, our Lead Midwife for Education and Senior Lecturer, looks at the effect the pandemic has had on maternity services and how midwives have adapted.

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Dr David Holloway, Associate Professor in American Studies at the University of Derby, assesses the potentially rocky road ahead for President Joe Biden.

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Dr Iain Hamlin, Post-Doctoral Researcher, and Professor Miles Richardson, Head of the Nature Connectedness Research Group, examine how noticing, connecting with or spending time in nature during the coronavirus lockdowns has affected the wellbeing of both ourselves and our natural environment.

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Tony Blockley, Head of Policing at the University of Derby, looks at the confusion around lockdown rules and their enforcement by the police, and the dilemma this poses for officers when they encounter or respond to reports of rule breaking.

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New books are always a popular gift at Christmas, and with reports suggesting that lockdown has prompted a resurgence in reading, the University of Derby's Creative Writing and Publishing academics discuss some of the stand-out books they have enjoyed this year.

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Professor Keith McLay, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Education at the University of Derby, finds historic parallels in the on-going Brexit discussions relating to the sovereignty of the seas and the battle for fishing rights.

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Chrissie Rowell, Lecturer in Marketing and Advertising at the University of Derby, discusses her recent research into the purchase and consumption of gin, and how it shows the extent to which women are driving the popularity of the spirit.

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Dr Koushik Das Sarma, Programme Facilitator for the Small Business Leadership Programme at the University of Derby, explores how SME leaders are coping with the effects of Covid-19 on business and the vital support needed to help them get ahead of the curve.

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Professor Kamil Omoteso, Pro Vice-Chancellor Dean of the College of Business, Law and Social Sciences, discusses what can be done to not only rebuild the SME sector but to take it to new levels of entrepreneurship across the UK.