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Salford academics will bring library to life for Festival of Research

Jul 05, 2018

Professor Andy Miah
Professor Andy Miah

Salford academics, including Professor Andy Miah and Professor Trevor Cox, are transforming into ‘living books’ for visitors to borrow over tea and coffee next Tuesday (July 10) at Clifford Whitworth Library.

Our living books – which are only available for loan between 12pm and 2pm - will bring the library to life by discussing their research with you and answering any of your questions.

Have a read of their blurbs below and then come along on the day to hear their full story! Book your place now.

Dr Gemma Lace-Costigan leads the neurobiology dementia research team which aims to understand why brain cells die in the diseases that cause dementia. Her work primarily focuses on Alzheimer’s disease and also frontotemporal dementia (a cause of early onset dementia).

Professor Trevor Cox’s latest work Now You’re Talking explores the full range of our voice – how we speak and how we sing; how our vocal anatomy works; what happens when things go wrong; and how technology enables us to imitate and manipulate the human voice.

Professor Andy Miah researched how media change operates around the Olympic Games and how media innovation in sports more generally is changing how we use technology and what we expect from it.

Dr Brian Hall charts how new communications technology such as wireless, telephone and telegraph were used alongside visual signalling, carrier pigeons and runners as the British army struggled to develop a communication system adequate enough to wage modern warfare in 1914-1918

Debora Gomes Barbosa researched private sector global surveillance, examining how our information as consumers and employees can be used to predict our behaviour and control the world around us.

Dr Michaela Rogers focuses on topics or communities which broadly, but not typically, fall into the remit of 'diversity' highlighting a range of individuals and groups in society who experience exclusion or marginalisation to illuminate the importance of widening discourse in health and social care. For example, access to service provision for BME people experiencing dementia, and good practice in providing services to people who identify as transgender or as non-binary.

Professor Bingunath Ingirige investigates the broader area of disaster management, including  flood adaptation, community resilience and climate resilience of industry and sectors, and has contributed to several UK government and UN reports.

You can find the full schedule for our Festival of Research here: https://www.salford.ac.uk/researchfest