Archive for April 26, 2016

‘Involving Families in Healthcare – Danish and Spanish perspectives’ project

With the figures in England and Wales showing that there are around six million carers (White, 2013), which equates to approximately one in ten of the UK population being in an unpaid carer supporting a friend or family member (ONS, 2011) and given that we know these figures are forever growing, Dr Julie Wray’s ‘Involving […]


Funding awarded for new PhD research

The English research group is delighted to welcome Stephen Hornby as a new postgraduate researcher under the graduate teaching studentship scheme. New PhD Research – Writing Inter-male Sex/uality History Plays Stephens starting point is Marlowe’s Edward II (1594), arguably the first gay historical drama, and currently he finishes with Kelly’s Mr Foote’s Other Leg (2015).  […]


Suicide Prevention Project – working together to prevent suicide

Despite changes in social attitudes in many other areas, there remains a deeply engrained stigma attached to suicide. Ian Cummins has been involved in working with a range of local agencies in the Stockport area to tackle some of these issues.  Stockport Suicide Prevention Leadership Committee is a collaboration of Stockport and Manchester organisations working together […]


‘Architecture Matters’ guest lecture – 28th April 2016

In collaboration with UPRISE, the second Architecture Matters guest lecture (in a series of three this semester) continues next Thursday 28th April at 16:00 in Peel lecture hall G09, with a talk by renowned design critic, Tim Abrahams.


CCM Academic Co-Edits New Volume on European Media Policy

Seamus Simpson, Manuel Puppis and Hilde Van den Bulck (2016) (Eds) European Media Policy for the Twenty First Century – Assessing the Past, Setting Agendas for the Future. New York and London: Routledge. 252pp.   Media policy issues sit at the heart of the structure and functioning of media systems in Europe and beyond. This book […]


Pushing Boundaries, Flying Higher

The second occurrence of this conference, organised by Dr Gill James, took place on 9 April 2016 on the third floor of our building at MediaCityUK.   The aim of the conference was to look closely at the young adult novel:   Who are its readers? What is its nature? Which are its themes? What […]


2016 Challenging Media Landscapes Conference – Call for Papers

Access, Participation and the Mediatised World  CALL FOR PAPERS AND PANELS: SUBMISSION DEADLINE WED 22 JUNE SUBMIT PROPOSALS TO: artdes-cmlabstracts@salford.ac.uk Conference date: Monday 14 November 2016 Venue:  MediacityUK, Salford, Manchester. This conference is hosted and organized by the University of Salford and is part of the four day 2016 Salford International Media Festival KEYNOTE SPEAKERS […]


Engineers to Showcase Broadcasting Research

Researchers at Salford University are set to demonstrate new ideas and technology for the future of television at the world’s largest broadcast trade show. Dr Ben Shirley and Dr Rob Oldfield of the Acoustics Research Group will be exhibiting their work on enhancing sound for live sports and improving services for the hearing impaired. Ben […]


Salford PhD Graduate takes installation version of novel on tour

During 2016, an interactive art installation version of Through the Weather Glass (Knives Forks & Spoons 2015), the hybrid novel Dr Lucy Burnett wrote for her Creative Writing PhD at the University of Salford, will be going on UK tour. The installation will launch at the Kings Arms Salford – minutes from where the book was written – before […]


Professor Kirk Chang’s latest research in gossip management at work

Professor Kirk Chang has been interviewed by Fiona Macrae, Science Correspondent for the Daily Mail and talked about his latest research in gossip management at work. Prof. Chang, who conducted a series of empirical investigations with colleagues from Oxford Brookes University (UK) and National Chengchi University (Taiwan), said: “Virtually all workers engage in gossip at one time […]