Category Archives: Current affairs

‘You can make research heard amid the noise of policy.’

Work with a London think tank to host debate. Develop local models with positive solutions and brief policy makers clearly, says Dr Rob Ralphs, MMU’s expert on the Spice crisis. “I help integrate policy makers from the criminal justice, housing … Continue reading

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Honour-Based Violence (HBV) National Roadshow 2018: Launch Event

Wed 30th May 2018 12:00 – 16:00 BST Location: Manchester Metropolitan University Business School Lecture Theatre G.34 All Saints Building, Oxford Road, Manchester, England M15 6BH This event is led by researchers from the Sylvia Pankhurst Research Gender and Diversity Research … Continue reading

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Urban and Rural Economic Development in the Post-Brexit Landscape: A community governance approach

Contemporary Issues in Economics and Policy: A New Seminar Series hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) Led by Manchester Metropolitan University Centre for Future Economies Urban and Rural Economic Development in the Post-Brexit Landscape: … Continue reading

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Book release of Payment by Results and Social Impact Bonds in the UK and US

New Book Documents What We Know About Innovative Financing Models Governments on both sides of the Atlantic are attracted to financing models that encourage social innovation, but challenges persist around when and how to apply these outcomes-based models, and how … Continue reading

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Liz Kendall Roundtable

Personalising public services Academics met with Liz Kendall MP this week to discuss how personalisation might improve public services. The round-table event, led by Metropolis, Manchester Met’s thinktank, offered a chance for academics to engage directly with a leading policy … Continue reading

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Book Launch: ‘A New Health and Care System: Escaping the Invisible Asylum’

Tuesday 20th March 2018 4pm – 6pm Benzie 4.03, Manchester Metropolitan University, Higher Ormond St, Manchester, M15 6BG In his new book, Alex Fox OBE, Chief Executive of Shared Lives Plus, asks how we can find sustainable and human ways … Continue reading

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Stephen Morris Inaugural Lecture

Wine reception 5.30pm, talk at 6.00pm In this public lecture, Professor Morris will reflect back over 25 years’ experience working as a civil servant, independent researcher and in academia. He will look at how research methods and understandings of causation … Continue reading

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Privatisation – Weighing the evidence

Kevin Albertson, Manchester Metropolitan University, Business School, Professor of Economics. Studies Social Policy, Econometrics, and Applied Econometrics. Dr Kevin Albertson is an eclectic economist with a background in statistics and economics, but now he has escaped from the numerical world of … Continue reading

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Urban and Rural Economic Development in the Post-Brexit Landscape: A community governance approach

Contemporary Issues in Economics and Policy: A New Seminar Series hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs This seminar series is led by Future Economies Research Centre and reflects the key themes and aims within Future … Continue reading

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Property, Assets and Land rights for Women in the Global South: Why gender matters

28 February 2018 (2pm-4pm) Geoffrey Manton Building LT303, Manchester Metropolitan University  This event will include a talk from the world’s leading expert on women’s property rights – Professor Bina Agarwal, who advocates that for women, effective rights in property are … Continue reading

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