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New paper from ActEarly project “Nothing about us without us”

A new paper has been just published in “Health Expectation”, building on the co-production strategy of the ActEarly project. The paper is the result of the extensive work of Alex Albert and Shahid Islam in development the strategy. The paper abstract is provided below, it’s open access and you can find it here https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/hex.13709: Introduction … Continue reading New paper from ActEarly project “Nothing about us without us”

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Tracking Gentrification in London and Manchester Using the 2021 Census Occupational Class Data

The Office for National Statistics have started to publish the more detailed tables from the new 2021 census. Of particular interest for my research are the variables related to gentrification. In this post I look at the occupational class data (Standard Occupational Class) to identify areas of London and Manchester with the biggest social changes. … Continue reading Tracking Gentrification in London and Manchester Using the 2021 Census Occupational Class Data

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Notes from the Mutual Learning Exercise (MLE) visit to Germany – 8 Nov 2022

The second day of the MLE visit to Berlin started with a focus on Plastic Pirates and the development of the project. The presentation was given by the PP team – Johaness, Valerie, Sarah, and Philip. The original initiative started during the EU presidency of Germany. This project is an example of the political interest … Continue reading Notes from the Mutual Learning Exercise (MLE) visit to Germany – 8 Nov 2022

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Notes from the Mutual Learning Exercise (MLE) visit to Germany – 7 Nov 2022 

The visit started with the Falling Walls Engage pitches and experiencing the effort of communicating and engaging with science across the world. Alan Irwing started the discussion about MLE in general and focused on the topic of this meeting – Scaling up Citizen Science. Anna Overbeck, from the ministry of education and research, pointed out … Continue reading Notes from the Mutual Learning Exercise (MLE) visit to Germany – 7 Nov 2022 

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All the Docks: Technical Notes on the Routes and Map

Routes I created GPX route files for the challenge. These were created manually in QGIS, using the OpenStreetMap standard “Mapnik” render as a background, by drawing lines, with Google Street View imagery used to check restrictions. I split each team’s route into 12 stages (so 36 altogether), which were initially each just over 10km and […]

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All the Docks: Technical Notes on the Routes and Map

Routes I created GPX route files for the challenge. These were created manually in QGIS, using the OpenStreetMap standard “Mapnik” render as a background, by drawing lines, with Google Street View imagery used to check restrictions. I split each team’s route into 12 stages (so 36 altogether), which were initially each just over 10km and […]

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All the Docks: Technical Notes on the Routes and Map

Routes I created GPX route files for the challenge. These were created manually in QGIS, using the OpenStreetMap standard “Mapnik” render as a background, by drawing lines, with Google Street View imagery used to check restrictions. I split each team’s route into 12 stages (so 36 altogether), which were initially each just over 10km and […]

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Notes from the Mutual Learning Exercise (MLE) visit to Slovenia – 10 Oct 2022 

The ministry of education, science and sport hosted the meeting, in Ljubljana on the 10-11 October. For the ministry, the MLE is a very helpful exercise for Slovenia, in working with experts, the commission, and the member states. Citizen science cannot be measured in the same way as ordinary science – no H-index, citations, etc. … Continue reading Notes from the Mutual Learning Exercise (MLE) visit to Slovenia – 10 Oct 2022 

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All the Docks: How it Went

On Monday I spent a lot of time (over 13 hours) cycling between 268 docking stations in London. It was for the All the Docks challenge, as part of Team East, with Joe (Be.EV CCO, and ex-ofo) and Jeyda (fettle CEO). There was also an all-stars Team West and Team South (including Voi, TIER, Zwings, […]

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All the Docks

On Monday I will be attempting to visit every Santander Cycles docking station in east London by bike, starting at 9am outside the velodrome in the Lea Valley VeloPark (the famous one from the London 2012 Olympics), cycling over 70 miles and hopefully finishing sometime that evening close to the London Transport Museum in the […]

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