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Predicting the future success of researchers and their research…academic moneyball

A bit of a scary article on the LSE Impact blog. It is a piece about using various metrics to predict which academics will achieve future success, and also to predict which journal articles will be most successful. The idea … Continue reading

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Research on the city of York

Some of my colleagues in CURB, including the directors Rowland Atkinson and Simon Parker, have been working on a project on what they call the York School. This was set up to investigate research into the city of York. They … Continue reading

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Deborah Lupton with 30 tips for successful research and writing

The LSE blog has 30 tips for successful academic research and writing from Deborah Lupton. There are some really helpful points here. The planning ahead one is a big of a tricky point. I often find that I have a … Continue reading

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Switching to research and marking

Due to the pressures on my time – from teaching and from my admin job as admissions tutor – I’ve been a little bit limited in the type of content I’ve been able to put in this blog over the … Continue reading

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Playing with Google scholar citation profiles?

I’ve just been having a play about with my Google Scholar citation profile. Roger Burrows showed me this quite a while ago, but i’ve just got around to building a proper profile. Once you enter your name and email, the … Continue reading

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Reflecting on 2012 research and thinking about 2013

Apart from starting this blog near the start of 2012, I’ve also been writing quite a few different things. I’ve been trying to reflect a bit on what I’ve done this year as part of my attempt to plan ahead … Continue reading

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Engineering a change of direction…back to Walter Benjamin perhaps

I’ve just been working on revising a co-authored article today. In addition to this piece I have a couple of other articles under review and I’m trying to get a complete first draft of a my book together. For the … Continue reading

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Popularizing research site

The Popularizing research site contains loads of interesting interfaces between research and popular culture. Including film, visual and audio media. It supports a book of the same name. The idea seems to be to open up academic research to popular … Continue reading

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Hip hop as urban and regional research

An online first version of my article ‘Hip hop as urban and regional research: encountering an insider’s ethnography of city life’ has been published by the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. The paper version will be out in … Continue reading


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