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What I learned about online teaching and research management?

As a result of the Covid-19 outbreak, UCL, like many other universities, is switching to online teaching and interaction between staff, students, and also research teams. I wanted to share what I’ve learned over the year through my use of online teaching and management tools. The experience is based on using tools such as Moodle … Continue reading What I learned about online teaching and research management?

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Reflecting back and looking ahead…

In the first of our blogs for the new decade, we welcome this post from Hamish Robertson, University of Technology Sydney, emphasising the contribution that population geographers can make to wider discussions of multimorbidity in the context of population ageing.   Population Ageing and Multimorbidity Introduction In the Population Research Group, we all know that populations … More Reflecting back and looking ahead…

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How Does Citizen Science “Do” Governance? Reflections from the DITOs Project

This is the second post about papers in the special collection of papers in the journal “Citizen Science: Theory and Practice” was dedicated to Policy Perspectives of Citizen Science. The first paper is described in this post. It is fairly rare to be able to catch an image close to the time when a concept … Continue reading How Does Citizen Science “Do” Governance? Reflections from the DITOs Project

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Walking & Cycling Innovations

I was invited by organiser Landor LINKS to the Walking and Cycling Conference which took place in Manchester last month. The conference included a good focus on bikeshare, and it was a good time for the UK-focused bikeshare industry to pause and take stock of a busy 2019. Three UK-focused bikeshare operators – Freebike, Beryl … Continue reading Walking & Cycling Innovations

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How Does Policy Conceptualise Citizen Science? A Qualitative Content Analysis of International Policy Documents

In early December, a special collection of papers in the journal “Citizen Science: Theory and Practice” was dedicated to Policy Perspectives of Citizen Science. I have contributed to two papers in this collection. The first one is “How Does Policy Conceptualise Citizen Science? A Qualitative Content Analysis of International Policy Documents“. The paper is led by … Continue reading How Does Policy Conceptualise Citizen Science? A Qualitative Content Analysis of International Policy Documents

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The role of learning in citizen science and the impact of participation inequality

From August to December I was hosted at the Centre for Research and interdisciplinarity in Paris. This short term research fellowship had a focus on learning and citizen science. The recording below is from a seminar in November 2019, titled “the role of learning in citizen science and the impact of participation inequality”. The talk … Continue reading The role of learning in citizen science and the impact of participation inequality

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Reflecting on the ‘twenty-teens’ and looking forward

Fran Darlington-Pollock  As we enter the final throes of the ‘twenty-teens’, we at the Population Geography Research Group are feeling reflective. There has been much in the past decade for population geographers to get their teeth into. For example, back in 2013, James Tyner wrote of the renaissance of ‘population’ in geography, with increasing attention … More Reflecting on the ‘twenty-teens’ and looking forward

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East End Independents – 2019 Edition

Following the original 2017 edition and a 2018 update, The East End Trades Guild have launched a new version of their specially created map of independent retail businesses in the East End of London, many of whom sell unique, locally made gifts ideal f…

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What can we learn from analysing citizen science training materials?

As part of the EU-Citizen.Science project, UCL is leading on the training work package. This means that we coordinate the part of the platform that will help to store and share training material for citizen science projects, and generally for the field (such as the UCL online course). The stay at the Centre for Research … Continue reading What can we learn from analysing citizen science training materials?

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