Talking points a range of topical issues tackled by academics 4 10 June

Professor Melanie Simms from the School of Management has discussed on The Conversation how the recent successes of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union should get us thinking about whether some of the tactics it has used could work in other sectors.

In a piece for the Leicester Mercury, Dr Simon Bennett from the Civil Safety and Security Unit reflects on the UK's political system in the wake of the General Election.

Dr Jacqueline Sanchez Taylor from the Department of Sociology has suggested that the problematic ‘boob job’ consultation process can lead some women to regret the decision to have surgery.

Professor Aubrey Newman, founder of the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust Studies, has appeared on BBC Radio Leicester discussing his career and research.

Dr Jonathan Corpus Ong from the Department of Media and Communication has been quoted in an article by IRIN, which specialises in humanitarian news and analysis, about his research into disaster-affected communities. He has also appeared on a panel by the Overseas Development Institute discussing what crisis-affected people think of 'accountability' - research that could be used to inform the World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016.

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