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How Brunel Research is Informing and Enhancing Public Life

A special community discussion of how Brunel's research informs policy-makers and aims to enhance public life.

About this event:

Join with us in public discussion of the case for more regulation in the creative industries, how to support the most disadvantaged children and their families, and on making digital applications more accessible. In this public  discussion, we explore how research can solve today's problems and help decision-makers arrive at better solutions for the local, national and global needs of society.

Showcasing excellent examples of how Brunel research is informing and enhancing public life, we explore how Brunel research from across the University connects with policy-makers, and reflect on the experiences of working with government.

Our speaker panel includes:

Dr Hayleigh Bosher (Senior Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law) Hayleigh's research looks at regulation in the creative industries. Her recommendations have been relied upon by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Select Committee in two inquiries (on music streaming and social media influencers), which led to her providing research, advice, and support for DCMS. Watch Hayleigh's talk.

Dr Kate Hoskins (Reader in Education) Kate’s research project, in collaboration with Professor Alice Bradbury (UCL), examines how state-maintained Nursery Schools contribute to improving social justice for children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Together they have made a series of policy recommendations to highlight the need for more long-term funding to enable Nursery Schools to support the most disadvantaged children and their families. Watch Kate's talk.

Dr Vanja Garaj (Reader in Design) Vanja will present a recent project: i) “StoryFutures China: UK-China Transnational Strategic Partnership for Immersive Storytelling in Museums and Cultural Institutions” (AHRC), which has delivered the first-ever AR experience for the National Gallery in London. Watch Vanja's talk.

The roundtable discussion will be chaired by Professor Justin Fisher, Director of Brunel Public Policy.