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The Dance and Somatic Practices Conference at the Centre for Dance Research Event

We are delighted to invite you to the 5th Dance and Somatic Practices Conference. We invite somatic practitioners, dance artists and scholars from a range of subject domains to debate and share investigations in the field of somatic informed dance practices.

The Ethics of Emergent Creativity News

A new chapter by Dr Janneke Adema, Research Fellow Digital Media (Centre for Postdigital Cultures) is out on ‘The Ethics of Emergent Creativity: Can We Move Beyond Writing as Human Enterprise, Commodity and Innovation?’

Call For Papers: Dance and The Archive News

Dance has long been regarded as an art form that is challenging to archive because the “time-based phenomenology of dance is a challenge for dance archivists” (Oke 2017, 197)

Edible insects and food sustainability News

Could edible insects play an important role in tackling a growing global humanitarian problem?

Four types of employees who are potential insider threats News

Academics have identified four types of employees who can become a threat to their companies – and explained the reasons why their workplace behaviour declines.

Researchers from the Universities of Glasgow and Coventry found organisational change within a company can act as an important trigger prompting even loyal and longstanding employees’ behaviour to worsen.

CAWR Newsletter News

In each monthly edition of our newsletters, we will be asking one of our researchers in CAWR to shed some light on their research.


The SILTFLUX project aims to unravel pollution challenges for a set of Irish rivers.

Are personal budgets always the best way of delivering personalised social care services to older people? Project

This NIHR/School for Social Care Research funded project aimed to examine whether personal budgets are always the best way of delivering personalised social care services to older people. 

True - TRansition paths to sUstainable legume based systems in Europe Project

True project aims to identify the best routes, or “transition paths” to increase sustainable legume cultivation and consumption across Europe.

STAR Energy: Sustainable and Replicable Off-grid Renewable Energy System for Riverside Communities in the Amazon Project

The aim of this institutional link is to design, implement and monitor a pilot low-carbon based energy solution with a sustainable business model to increase energy security, reduce environmental impact and improve economic and health indicators for one riverside community that can be scaled and replicated in other communities in the Amazon.

ifeed: User-centred development of an online and mobile phone intervention to support infant feeding choice and confidence to sustain breastfeeding and/or safe formula feeding Project

Ifeed was launched in August 2018 to coincide with World Breastfeeding week.  In the first week it had 800 views and was shared by organisations supporting mothers and babies across the UK and globally.  We are currently seeking further feedback from parents about how the site influences their feeding choices and are preparing to evaluate the site for its influence on infant feeding behaviours. 

Learning Gains: A study of the use of the standardised test CLA+ for undergraduates in four institutions Project

Learning Gains: A study of the use of the standardised test CLA+ for undergraduates in four institutions

Culture Moves Project

CultureMoves is a user-oriented project that aims to develop a series of digital tools and services that will enable new forms of touristic engagement and educational resources by leveraging the re-use of Europeana content. The project stands on 3 pillars: technology for content re-use adaptation and sharing, real-life use cases for tourism and education, intangible cultural heritage and more specifically dance.

BES funded Jewellery Study makes impact in the industry News

Prof. Marylyn Carrigan presented the key findings of her study into responsible business practices in SMEs, using the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter as an example, in front of several high profile practitioners from the jewellery industry as part of the seminar: “What’s in it for me? Raising Standards in the Jewellery Industry”.

CBiS hosts first network event on comparative Policy approaches in the Regional Development of the Low Carbon Vehicle (LCV) Sector News

Led by Dr Jason Begley (SURGE) this Regional Studies Association funded research network is tasked with comparing and contrasting the development of the Low Carbon Vehicle (LCV) sector in three regions in which the participating partner institutions are located – Piedmont, Italy, Upper Silesia & Małopolska, Poland and the West Midlands, UK. 

Dr Nick Henry and Dr Paul Sissons to to map and analyse data on bank lending News

Dr Nick Henry and Dr Paul Sissons have won a contract with Big Society Capital, Citi Bank, Community Investment Coalition and Unity Trust Bank to map and analyse the newly released UK data on bank lending to individuals and businesses.

Professor Jane Coad on BBC Panorama News

Professor Jane Coad appeared on BBC 1 Panorama yesterday evening, called Fighting for My Child, which covered the emotional and emotive issue of families caring for young children with severe complex and life limited needs.

C-DaRE Seeking Researchers News

This message is an effort to reach thinkers, scholars and artists whose ideas and work do not, at first glance, seem to intersect with our work. To seek surprising connections; to build new relationships that are mutually beneficial, and that might lead to unlikely collaborations. 

The Circular Economy and Sustainability: A Social Movement News

On July 11th CBiS held ‘The circular economy: transitioning to sustainability?’ conference at the TechnoCentre. In collaboration with CReiMS (Centre for Research in Marketing and Society), Sheffield University Management School and the Academy of Marketing Sustainability SIG, the one day conference played host to over 80 delegates drawn from across Europe and UK, including academics and practitioners.

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Coventry City of Culture 2021