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A critical-ethnographic perspective is essential to deal with complex societal issues. Anthropologists and Organisational scientists from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam believe that an ethnographic mindset helps to be critical, creative and develop out-of-the box solutions.
Professor Juliette Koning and Dr Michiel Verver, Visiting Academic at Oxford Brookes Business School were invited to give a presentation at Birmingham Business School at the workshop on Precarity, Migration and Enterprise, organised by the Department of Management, the Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME) and the Entrepreneurship Studies Network which took place on 25 - 26 June 2018.
Professor Tatiana Bachkirova has delivered a keynote presentation at the 3rd Conference of the ESRAD (European Society for Research in Adult Development) that took place on the 26-27 May 2018 at the University of Greenwich, London.
Dr Rozana Himaz, Senior Lecturer in Economics at the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics, together with Professor Christopher Hood (Oxford), presented at HM Treasury in May to an audience of over 100 participants findings from their book A Century of Fiscal Squeeze Politics: 100 years of Austerity, Politics and Bureaucracy in Britain (Oxford University Press, 2017).
Professor Simonetta Manfredi was invited by AdvanceHE to take part in two roundtable discussions in May which brought together Directors of Human Resources from Higher Education Institutions and representatives of Executive Search Firms.
The use of collage making by Professors Juliette Koning (OBU) and Math Noortmann (Coventry University) in their cross-council funded research project on the Maritime Dimension of Transnational Organised Crime has received special recognition and is now a case study on the AHRC website.
Anne Laure Humbert has joined Oxford Brookes University on 1 March as Reader and Director of the Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice. She is currently involved in two international research projects.
On Friday 18th May OBCaMs welcomed Pauline Willis and Dr Sue Fontannaz to discuss team coaching and what it means to be a team coach. Our two speakers were Pauline Willis (MAPS FCOP CPsychol CSci) Occupational Psychologist, Coach and founder of the Coaching and Mentoring Network and Dr Sue Fontannaz who recently completed her Doctorate in Coaching & Mentoring at Oxford Brookes University on ‘The role of coaching in supporting team leaders’ development and team performance: Skippers of a global sailing race as a microcosm of organisational leadership.’
Global migration and the refugee crisis have been in the focus and centre of recent challenges communities face. Refugees face many challenges in their host societies, which has brought their social integration to the forefront of policymakers’ attention.
Dr Ioanna Iordanou is currently undertaking a three-month visiting fellowship at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS), which operates under the auspices of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) in Amsterdam.