"researcher in focus" blog posts

Researcher in Focus: Dr Vera Slavtcheva-PetkovaVera-Slavtcheva-Petkova-684x355

Researcher in Focus: Dr Vera Slavtcheva-Petkova

In this Researcher in Focus blog, we are pleased to feature Dr Vera Slavtcheva-Petkova, a Reader in Global Journalism and Media in the Department of Communication and Media. Vera's work focusses on global journalism, its current state worldwide, and the safety of journalists around the world.

Posted on: 30 October 2023

Researcher in Focus: Dr Eduardo CoutinhoEduardo Coutinho

Researcher in Focus: Dr Eduardo Coutinho

This month, we are pleased to feature Dr Eduardo Coutinho, a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Music. In this blog, Eduardo tells us all about his fascinating research into the emotional impact music can have on its listeners, and how this can affect our mental wellbeing and cognitive performance, and what the social and clinical implications of these may be.

Posted on: 29 June 2023

Researcher in Focus: Dr Sophie JonesSophie-Jones

Researcher in Focus: Dr Sophie Jones

Our researcher in focus for this month is Dr Sophie Jones, from the Department of History. In this blog, Sophie tells us all about her work exploring the social and cultural development of the North American colonies and how this shaped political identities during the American Revolution.

Posted on: 7 June 2023

Researcher in Focus: Dr Mary BoothDr Mary Booth

Researcher in Focus: Dr Mary Booth

This month, we are pleased to feature Dr Mary Booth as our researcher in focus. Here, Mary tells us all about her research interests and her work as Programme Manager for the Centre for the Study of International Slavery (CSIS).

Posted on: 9 May 2023

Researcher in Focus: Dr Stella MorganaStella Morgana

Researcher in Focus: Dr Stella Morgana

This month’s researcher in focus is Dr Stella Morgana, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Politics.

Posted on: 23 March 2023

Researcher in Focus: Dr Sarah ArensSarah Arens

Researcher in Focus: Dr Sarah Arens

This month’s researcher in focus is Dr Sarah Arens, Lecturer in French at the Department of Languages, Cultures and Film. Read all about her wide research interests, including the histories, texts, and visual cultures produced during and in the aftermath of Belgian and French colonialism.

Posted on: 7 March 2023

Researcher in Focus: Professor Susan Pickardsusan-pickard

Researcher in Focus: Professor Susan Pickard

This month’s researcher in focus is Professor Susan Pickard, Professor of Sociology and Head of Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology. Learn more about her work exploring ideas around health, age, gender and ethnicity.

Posted on: 17 February 2023

Researcher in Focus: Dr Nicolás Brandonico-brando-blog

Researcher in Focus: Dr Nicolás Brando

This month’s researcher in focus is Dr Nicolás Brando from the School of Law and Social Justice. Nico is a Colombian social and political philosopher who, after much hopping around the world, has ended up working on philosophical and legal questions around childhood and children’s rights in the city that saw The Beatles grow up.

Posted on: 16 January 2023

Researcher in Focus: Dr Peter Hommelpeter-hommel

Researcher in Focus: Dr Peter Hommel

Our featured researcher of the month is Dr Peter Hommel from the Department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology. Peter is an archaeological scientist specialising in the study of ancient technologies and materials with extensive research expertise in the archaeology of northern Eurasia and a passion for public engagement.

Posted on: 1 December 2022

Researcher in Focus: Dr Lucienne LohLucienne-Loh

Researcher in Focus: Dr Lucienne Loh

This month’s researcher in focus is Dr Lucienne Loh, Reader in the Department of English. Lucienne is co-curator for 'Chinese and British', a major exhibition at the British Library, which opened on the 18th of November 2022, and celebrated the contributions of Chinese people and their communities to British society since the seventeenth-century to the present day.

Posted on: 28 October 2022

Welcome to new Fellows across the HSS FacultyNeon sign hello

Welcome to new Fellows across the HSS Faculty

The Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences is pleased to welcome several new Fellows across various Schools and Departments this academic year.

Posted on: 28 October 2022

Researcher in Focus: Dr William AshworthWill-Ashworth

Researcher in Focus: Dr William Ashworth

This month's researcher in focus is Dr William Ashworth, Reader in the Department of History. William is textiles lead for a major project called Congruence Engine, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council under the “Towards a National Collection” funding stream, linking the nation’s collections held by a multiplicity of organisations.

Posted on: 19 August 2022

Researcher in Focus: Dr Niamh Thorntonniamh-thornton

Researcher in Focus: Dr Niamh Thornton

Our featured researcher this month is Dr Niamh Thornton, a Latin Americanist with a particular focus on Mexican film and literature.

Posted on: 9 June 2022

Researcher in Focus: Professor Diana CullellDiana-Cullell

Researcher in Focus: Professor Diana Cullell

Our featured researcher of the month is Diana Cullell, Professor of Hispanic Studies in the Department of Languages, Cultures and Film. Diana works on contemporary Spanish and Catalan literature, with a specific emphasis on performance poetry. Find out more about her research here.

Posted on: 7 April 2022

Researcher in Focus: Dr Christina MalathouniChristina-Malathouni

Researcher in Focus: Dr Christina Malathouni

Our featured researcher of the month is Dr Christina Malathouni, who is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture. Christina is an architect and architectural historian with extensive experience in the heritage sector, specialising in 20th-century architectural heritage.

Posted on: 7 March 2022

Researcher in Focus: Dr Rosa Urbano GutiérrezRosa Urbano Gutiérrez

Researcher in Focus: Dr Rosa Urbano Gutiérrez

Our featured researcher of the month is Dr Rosa Urbano Gutiérrez, a Reader in the Department of Architecture whose work focuses on how the efficient collaboration between advanced technology and traditional techniques can provide innovative sustainable and human-centred architectural design.

Posted on: 11 February 2022

Researcher in Focus: Belinda TyrrellBelinda Tyrrell

Researcher in Focus: Belinda Tyrrell

Our featured researcher of the month is Belinda Tyrrell, Research Associate at the Heseltine Institute for Public Policy, Practice and Place. Learn more about her research supporting inclusive growth and public service innovation here.

Posted on: 17 January 2022

Researcher in Focus: Dr Will ShankleyWill Shankley

Researcher in Focus: Dr Will Shankley

Our featured researcher of the month is Dr Will Shankley, a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Law whose work focuses on migration, asylum, race, and modern slavery.

Posted on: 16 November 2021

Researcher in Focus: Dr Will Slocombewill-slocombe

Researcher in Focus: Dr Will Slocombe

Our featured researcher of the month is Dr Will Slocombe, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English whose work focusses on science fiction as a repository of imagined social techniques and technologies, and ideologically-encoded visions of the future.

Posted on: 12 October 2021

Researcher in Focus: Christian CooijmansChristian Cooijmans

Researcher in Focus: Christian Cooijmans

Our featured researcher of the month is Dr Christian Cooijmans, who is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Languages, Cultures, and Film. Chris’ research explores the evolution and effects of viking endeavour across western mainland Europe, and examines how these activities were remembered and reinterpreted in the centuries to follow.

Posted on: 22 September 2021

Researcher in Focus: Hugo LamHugo Lam

Researcher in Focus: Hugo Lam

This month, we are pleased to introduce Dr Hugo Lam from the University of Liverpool Management School as our featured Researcher in Focus.

Posted on: 23 August 2021

Researcher in Focus: Sue JarvisSue Jarvis

Researcher in Focus: Sue Jarvis

Our featured researcher this month is Sue Jarvis, Co-Director of the Heseltine Institute for Public Policy, Practice and Place. Find out more about her work at the Institute on improving local residents' access to policy making and her leading role in helping to shape Liverpool's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted on: 16 June 2021

Meet the University of Liverpool's Virtual Heritage FellowsVGM Exterior

Meet the University of Liverpool's Virtual Heritage Fellows

The University of Liverpool has, for the first time, created a Virtual Fellowship, offered to researchers at select partner universities, and specialising in the area of Heritage, one of the University's institutional research themes. Here, we are proud to introduce our first cohort of Virtual Fellows.

Posted on: 13 May 2021

Researcher in Focus: Dr Nicola BerminghamNicola Bermingham

Researcher in Focus: Dr Nicola Bermingham

Our featured researcher this month is Dr Nicola Bermingham, Lecturer in Hispanic Studies. Nicola joined the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures in 2017. She is a specialist in Sociolinguistics; her research interests include education, migration, and minority languages.

Posted on: 20 April 2021

Researchers in Focus: Dr Michael Robinson and Dr Katherine RoscoeDr Michael Robinson and Dr Katherine Roscoe

Researchers in Focus: Dr Michael Robinson and Dr Katherine Roscoe

This month, we are pleased to feature two early career researchers from the Humanities & Social Sciences Faculty, Dr Michael Robinson and Dr Katherine Roscoe. Michael and Katherine are Co-Chairs of the Research Staff Association, and here they reflect on their research and their involvement in the University’s researcher community.

Posted on: 23 March 2021

Meet the HSS Faculty Impact TeamThe four PDRAs

Meet the HSS Faculty Impact Team

Helping our researchers identify, record and share the real-world impact of their work, meet the HSS Faculty impact team and find out more about who they are and what they do.

Posted on: 23 March 2021

Researcher in Focus: Dr Warren DonnellanWarren Donnellan

Researcher in Focus: Dr Warren Donnellan

This month’s Researcher in Focus is Dr Warren Donnellan, Lecturer in the Department of Psychology and Institutional Lead for Heritage and Wellbeing research.

Posted on: 23 February 2021

Researcher in Focus: Dr Elena MusiElena Musi

Researcher in Focus: Dr Elena Musi

Meet this month's researcher in focus, Dr Elena Musi. Elena is a Lecturer in Artificial Intelligence and Communication at the Department Communication and Media. Her expertise lies at the interface between theoretical and Applied Linguistics, Communication Studies and Artificial Intelligence.

Posted on: 1 February 2021

Researcher in Focus Dr Patrícia RossiniPatricia Rossini

Researcher in Focus Dr Patrícia Rossini

Meet this month's researcher in focus, Dr Patrícia Rossini. Patrícia is an inaugural Derby Fellow in the Department of Communication and Media. Her work is broadly focused on the democratic threats and opportunities posed by digital media.

Posted on: 18 December 2020

Researcher in Focus Dr Laura SandyLaura Sandy

Researcher in Focus Dr Laura Sandy

This month's Researcher in Focus is Dr Laura Sandy, Senior Lecturer in the History of Slavery in the Department of History and the Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of International Slavery and Unfree Labour (CSIS). Laura has recently been appointed as the Liverpool University Press’ new editor for the series: “Studies in International Slavery.” Find out more about her work with CSIS and about her research on American slavery, race, resistance, and the law, which has been funded by the ESRC, Leverhulme, British Academy, and a variety of universities and educational institutes in the United States.

Posted on: 18 November 2020

Researcher in Focus: Dr Sophie OliverSophie Oliver

Researcher in Focus: Dr Sophie Oliver

This month's Researcher in Focus is Dr Sophie Oliver, Lecturer in Modernism at the Department of English. Find out more about here work specialising in modernist and postwar writing by women and her 2020 AHRC New Generation Thinkers award.

Posted on: 15 September 2020

Researcher in Focus: Dr Birte GippertBirte Gippert Head shot

Researcher in Focus: Dr Birte Gippert

Meet our latest Researcher in Focus, Dr Birte Gippert, and find out more about her fascinating work that focuses on international post-conflict peacebuilding.

Posted on: 21 April 2020

Researcher in Focus: Professor Josie BillingtonProfessor Josie Billington

Researcher in Focus: Professor Josie Billington

Meet our latest Researcher in Focus, Professor Josie Billington, Professor in the Department of English and Impact Lead for the School of the Arts, and find out more about her work on Victorian literature and how literature can influence mental health.

Posted on: 17 February 2020

Researcher in Focus: Ardern Hulme-BeamanArdern Hulme-Beaman headshot

Researcher in Focus: Ardern Hulme-Beaman

Say hello to Ardern Hulme-Beaman, our latest Researcher in Focus. Ardern is based in Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology and his research focuses on exploring adaptations of animals to anthropogenic environments.

Posted on: 7 January 2020

Researcher in Focus: Phillip BrookerPhilip Brooker

Researcher in Focus: Phillip Brooker

Meet this month’s Researcher in Focus, Dr Phillip Brooker. Phillip’s wide-ranging research includes human/computer interaction, the philosophy of science and Science and Technology Studies.

Posted on: 11 November 2019

Researcher in Focus Ruth NugentRuth Nugent

Researcher in Focus Ruth Nugent

Meet this month's Researcher in Focus, Dr Ruth Nugent, an archaeologist specialising in Britain’s mortuary cultures from the 5th century AD onwards, with a particular interest in the inherited dead. She has recently been awarded a prestigious UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship at the University of Liverpool.

Posted on: 24 October 2019

Researcher in Focus: Professor Sandra WalklateSandra Waklate

Researcher in Focus: Professor Sandra Walklate

Meet Professor Sandra Walklate, the University of Liverpool's Eleanor Rathbone Chair of Sociology and recently elected President of the British Criminology Society and learn more about her research, including into violence against women and improving policy and practitioner responses to such violence.

Posted on: 27 August 2019

The Centre for Digital Humanities and Social Science Networking LunchDigital Humanities Networking Lunch Blog Header

The Centre for Digital Humanities and Social Science Networking Lunch

The Centre for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences team are holding a networking lunch on Monday 4th November 12-3pm in the School of the Arts Library, 19 Abercromby Square.

Posted on: 22 August 2019

Researcher in Focus: Professor Mike GordonMike Gordon

Researcher in Focus: Professor Mike Gordon

Meet this month's researcher in focus, Professor Mike Gordon, Professor of Constitutional Law in the Liverpool Law School. His main research area is UK constitutional law, theory, and reform, with a particular focus on the role of Parliament in the constitution.

Posted on: 22 July 2019

Researcher in Focus: Dr James OrganJames Organ

Researcher in Focus: Dr James Organ

Meet this month's researcher in focus, Dr James Organ from the Liverpool Law School, and find out more about his work looking at the emergence of new forms of democracy and access to justice.

Posted on: 24 June 2019

Researcher in Focus Rachael WisemanRachael Wiseman

Researcher in Focus Rachael Wiseman

Say hello to this month's Researcher in Focus, Dr Rachael Wiseman, Lecturer in Philosophy, and find out more about her work focusing on some of the 20th century's most significant women philosophers.

Posted on: 7 May 2019

Researcher in Focus - Dr Sam SolnickSam Solnick

Researcher in Focus - Dr Sam Solnick

Meet this month's researcher in focus, Dr Sam Solnick, a lecturer in the Department of English, specialising in contemporary literature.

Posted on: 24 April 2019

Researcher in Focus: Dr Cat MahoneyCat Mahoney head shot

Researcher in Focus: Dr Cat Mahoney

Meet this month's researcher in focus, Dr Cat Mahoney, one of the University of Liverpool's inaugural Derby Fellows in Communication and Media.

Posted on: 13 March 2019

Researcher in Focus: Dr Alex BuchananAlex Buchanan and baby

Researcher in Focus: Dr Alex Buchanan

Meet this month’s Researcher in Focus, Dr Alex Buchanan and learn about her academic inspiration and her latest research projects, ‘Architecture and Society in an Age of Reform’ and ‘Tracing the Past’.

Posted on: 5 February 2019

Researchers in Focus: Jo Meehan & Bruce PinningtonJo Meehan & Bruce Pinnington

Researchers in Focus: Jo Meehan & Bruce Pinnington

Meet this month's Researchers in Focus Researchers in Focus: Jo Meehan & Bruce Pinnington, both from the Management School. They have extensive professional backgrounds in procurement and commercial management working for global organisations, experiences which have shaped their academic research interests.

Posted on: 21 January 2019

Researcher in Focus: Dr Nick WebbNick Webb

Researcher in Focus: Dr Nick Webb

Meet this month's Researcher in Focus, Dr Nick Webb and find out more about how he's using the latest digital scanning technologies to unlock the secrets of medieval architects and stone masons.

Posted on: 30 November 2018

Researcher in Focus: Dr Lisa Shaw

Researcher in Focus: Dr Lisa Shaw

This month’s Researcher in Focus is Dr Lisa Shaw, whose research covers Brazilian cultural history and popular culture. She recently organised a film club at the Lar Sao Joao de Deus nursing home in the town of Itaipava in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Posted on: 14 September 2018

Researcher in Focus: Dr Claire PiersonClaire Pierson

Researcher in Focus: Dr Claire Pierson

Meet this month's researcher in focus, Dr Claire Pierson from the Department of Politics and learn more about her research and most recent projects.

Posted on: 22 August 2018

Researcher in Focus: Professor Michael Hauskellermichael hauskelle

Researcher in Focus: Professor Michael Hauskeller

Meet Researcher in Focus Professor Michael Hauskeller, Head of Department, Department of Philosophy, and discover more about his current research projects.

Posted on: 5 July 2018

Researcher in Focus: Professor Caroline GatrellCaroline Gatrell head shot for blog

Researcher in Focus: Professor Caroline Gatrell

This month's Researcher in Focus is Professor Caroline Gatrell, Associate Dean of Research in the Management School. Caroline's research centres on work, family and health. From a socio-cultural perspective, she examines how working parents (both mothers and fathers) manage the boundaries between paid work and their everyday lives.

Posted on: 27 June 2018

Researcher in Focus: Dr Craig HaslopCraig Haslop head shot

Researcher in Focus: Dr Craig Haslop

This month’s researcher in focus is Dr Craig Haslop, Lecturer in Media in the Department of Communication and Media. Read on to learn more about his current research projects at the University addressing concerns about harassment on social media.

Posted on: 29 May 2018

Career Challenges in the Medical HumanitiesMedical Humanities Career Seminar Logo

Career Challenges in the Medical Humanities

This seminar, run by Jane Macnaughton, Professor of Medical Humanities at Durham University and Director of the University’s Centre for Medical Humanities (CMH), will look at the challenges and opportunities of working in the medical humanities for PGRs and ECRs.

Posted on: 8 May 2018

Researcher in Focus: Professor Mark Boyle of the Heseltine Institute for Public Policy, Practice and PlaceMark Boyle

Researcher in Focus: Professor Mark Boyle of the Heseltine Institute for Public Policy, Practice and Place

Meet Professor Mark Boyle and learn more about the University of Liverpool's Heseltine Institute for Public Policy, Practice and Place.

Posted on: 30 April 2018

Researcher in Focus: Dr Aoife DalyAoife Daly headshot

Researcher in Focus: Dr Aoife Daly

Meet this month’s researcher in focus, Dr Aoife Daly, Senior Lecturer at the School of Law of the University of Liverpool, and find more about her recent research projects.

Posted on: 15 February 2018

Researcher in Focus: Professor Barry GodfreyBarry Godfrey

Researcher in Focus: Professor Barry Godfrey

Barry Godfrey is Professor of Social Justice at the School of Law and Social Justice, part of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Posted on: 5 January 2018