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Join the event: How Brunel Research is Informing and Enhancing Public Life, 12 October 2022


Join a public discussion of how to support the most disadvantaged children and their families, the case for more regulation in the creative industries, and on making digital applications more accessible.

In this public roundtable discussion, we explore how research can solve 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 is connecting with policy-makers, and reflect on the experiences of working with government.

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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.

Dr Kate Hoskins (Reader in Education)
Kate’s research project, in collaboration with Professor Alice Bradbury (UCL), explores 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.

Dr Vanja Garaj (Reader in Design)
Vanja will present two projects he has been involved in recently: 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, and ii) the newly-funded “Towards an Equitable Social VR” (EPSRC), which will investigate how to make social VR applications more inclusive for older and disabled people.

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