Learning through Immersive Experiences: Simulating Cerebral Visual Impairment

Understanding how illness and disease might be experienced by another person is easier said than done. Yet, with the advent of virtual reality (VR), there are growing possibilities. Virtual reality transcends physical boundaries, allowing users to immerse themselves in interpretations of the lived experiences of others, often shedding new light on misconceptions. A flourishing interdisciplinary … Read more

Evaluating war through ethics with the Ethical Decision Assessment Framework

Commanders on the battlefield face a wide range of complex decisions. While military planners can draw on decades of precedent to inform their choices in some situations, other scenarios are much more ‘grey’ – calling for new guidelines in military decision-making. Professor Anthony Lang of the School of International Relations has helped to develop the … Read more

RURU: Using research to evidence policy

The Research Unit for Research Utilisation (RURU) has been shaping how we use research to inform and change policy and practice since 2001. Housed within the Department of Management and led by Dr Vicky Ward, RURU aims to investigate and enhance the use of social science research within policy contexts. In a new phase of … Read more

Using research to reduce misinformation and support survivors: Domestic Violence Scotland

Trigger warning: This article contains mentions of domestic abuse. From 2021-22, Police Scotland recorded 64,807 cases of domestic abuse. According to the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey, most incidents of domestic abuse go unreported and 16% of those that are reported, only mention the most recent incident. Most participants of the survey claim to have … Read more

‘Palimpself’: exploring the work of Annie Ernaux through art

Coming to the Byre Theatre in October 2024 is an art exhibition entitled ‘Palimpself’, exploring the relationship between language, memory, and materiality in the work of Nobel prize-winning French author Annie Ernaux. The exhibition will feature artwork by sculptor and academic Susan Diab, and will coincide with the first English-speaking conference on Ernaux’s works – … Read more