Wales DTP Blogs

The Challenges of Conducting School-Based Research

Prior to being awarded an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Wales Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) Studentship, I worked as a Research Administrator at the Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement (DECIPHer), Cardiff University. DECIPHer brings together leading experts from a range of disciplines to tackle public health…

In Defence of Pragmatism: Less a ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ and more a ‘Community Chest’

For myself, undertaking a ‘Research Methods’ MSc was my earliest introduction to the ontologies and epistemologies we hold as individuals and researchers. It can be intriguing and exciting learning about the intrinsic views we hold regarding the nature of the world (Ontology), and what we deem as acceptable knowledge (Epistemology). However, during this time I…

Climate change: six positive news stories you probably missed in 2018

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.   Philip David Williams / shutterstock Rick Greenough, De Montfort University; Anna Pigott, Swansea University; Daniele Malerba, University of Manchester; Mike Wood, University of Salford; Parakram Pyakurel, Southampton Solent University; Rory Telford, University of Strathclyde , and Stuart Galloway,…

Climate change: six positive news stories you probably missed in 2018

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.   Philip David Williams / shutterstock Rick Greenough, De Montfort University; Anna Pigott, Swansea University; Daniele Malerba, University of Manchester; Mike Wood, University of Salford; Parakram Pyakurel, Southampton Solent University; Rory Telford, University of Strathclyde , and Stuart Galloway,…

Capitalism is killing the world’s wildlife populations, not ‘humanity’

Anna Pigott, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Environmental Humanities, Swansea University This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Source: Simon Eeman / shutterstock The latest Living Planet report from the WWF makes for grim reading: a 60% decline in wild animal populations since 1970, collapsing ecosystems, and a…

1st CFP: Considering art and creativity in an era of ecocide; Nordic Geographers Meeting 2019 (Trondheim, Norway, June 16-19, 2019)

BSU#EH Nordic Geographers Meeting 2019 (Trondheim, Norway, June 16-19, 2019) https://www.ntnu.edu/geography/ngm-2019 CFPs: Considering art and creativity in an era of ecocide Conveners Dr Anna Pigott; ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow; Department of Geography, Swansea University Professor Owain Jones; Environmental Humanities Research Centre, Bath Spa University In their radical assessments of art and creativity in the 20th Century,…

“I can comb it without flinching”: Untangling conversations about hair with black and mixed race women

Backstory My undergraduate dissertation concerned the study of the buying and selling of human hair amongst black and mixed race British women. I was interested in understanding how the women thought ethically about the consumption of another woman’s body part – that being hair. However, I was also interested in whether Eurocentric beauty ideals surrounding…

Measuring social class: is a multi-dimensional approach needed?

A good place to start this would be through posing a question: If an upper-class individual (defined economically) loses their job, do they then cease to be upper-class and become working-class or a member of the precariat (social class below working-class and characterised by precarious employment relations/unemployment)? Your answer is likely to be no, and…