May 2017 - News and events - University of Derby

May 2017 news

May 2017 news

Ruth Sims is working on an AHRC bid about dementia and minority ethnicity carers, involving Derby Theatre, with Ava Hunt in the College of Arts.

Jane, Fiona, Steph and Elly Phillips have an article accepted in a special issue on IPA, about hermeneutics.

Carrie and Dave Walsh are giving a seminar for Derby Constabulary on 29th June and in September, about how memory works, and feeding back on a research project in which the police were partners.

Ainslea Cross had a bid accepted by Cancer Research to attend a residential week to prepare a funding application. An article related to this, with David and James, was also accepted by Health Psychology Update.

Sigrid Lipka and Jane Montague have been appointed as reviewers for the HEA academy and will be reviewing some of this year’s nominations for the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme.

David, Mark Faghy, Aislea Cross, Phil Clarke, Dave Giles and Derek Ward have submitted an expression of interest to Sport England for a project about exercise among alumni.

Pending final confirmation, Frankie Maratos has secured £33,000 from the Compassionate Mind Foundation for the UK part of an international Compassion in Schools project.

Sophie and David are writing an article on Photovoice for the Sage research methods case study series.

Ryan Lumber, with Miles and David, had a paper from his PhD accepted in Plos One.

Claire Thornton, with Andrew Baird and David, had a paper from her PhD accepted in Scandinavian Journal of Pain.

Yasu Kotera and David had a paper published in Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling.

David (with colleagues from Staffordshire University) had a paper accepted in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports.

Miles’ nature connections consultancy project funded by the City of London starts on Friday this week.

Miles’s RSPB paper has been submitted.

Miles has secured funding for phase 2 of the nature connections indicator project.

Miles is bidding for funding for a public engagement with nature project. The BBC natural history unit want to be involved. Miles is looking for a big employer or other organisation who could display BBC natural history video as part of the project.

James and David attended a workshop on Sci Val by Matt Walker, from Elsevier, organised by Kim Pearson, University Senior Business Analyst. Sci Val, an online research metrics tool from Elsevier that enables users to identify published work and citations related to the University of Derby and also from other worldwide Higher Education and Research Institutions. Sci Val provides interesting reports and analyses of citations, authorship, collaborations and lots of other aspects of research metric that may be useful for REF planning, and research strategic planning and management more generally. There are 3 modules available in the University subscription: Overview, Benchmarking and Collaboration. Further information about Sci Val is available at:

A manuscript entitled "The Impact of Pop-up Warning Messages of Losses on Expenditure in a Simulated Game of Roulette" by McGivern, P., Hussain, Z., Lipka, S., & Stupple, E. has been submitted for review to International Gambling Studies.