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Object processing in the two hemispheres in hearing and deaf adults

Dr Allegra Cattani | Psychology | Wednesday, October 1, 2003

Sign language is a visual-gestural language used by the deaf community. It is officially recognised in several countries (uk included). Some important basic parameters common to all sign languages are: position, location, orientation, and…

Organizational learning and dynamic capabilities

Professor Mark Easterby-Smith | Management & Business Studies | Wednesday, October 1, 2003

 the main aim of this project was to extend the concept of dynamic capabilities through the addition of recent insights from the field of organisational learning. Empirically, this involved gathering case studies from three european…

Pathways between education and health: a causal modelling approach

Professor Tarani Chandola | Sociology | Wednesday, October 1, 2003

People in britain and elsewhere with fewer educational qualifications have poorer health in terms of lower life expectancy and poorer mental and physical health. However, the ways in which education and health are related are open to debate. This is…

Political demography: the northern ireland census, discourse and territoriality

Professor James Anderson | Human Geography | Wednesday, October 1, 2003

As in other divided societies, discourse about demography in northern ireland is often politically polarised. Segregation and ratios of protestants and roman catholics as markers of political identity are the focus of popular accounts which are often…

Portfolio diversification in extreme markets

Professor Daniella Acker | Economics | Wednesday, October 1, 2003

The aims of this project are (a) to estimate how closely international equity returns move together during periods of market turbulence; and (b) to consider how investors should react to the degree of co-movement when deciding their portfolios. An…

Postdoctoral fellowship: examining the organisation of business and management practices of private military companies

Dr Christopher Kinsey | Political Science and International Relations | Wednesday, October 1, 2003

This article sets out to examine the organisational structure of a different breed of security providers: uk private security companies (pscs).  by means of organisational theory, the article analyses the organisational structures of this new…

Postdoctoral fellowship: home-education: rationales, practices and outcomes

Dr P Rothermel | Education | Wednesday, October 1, 2003

This is the first uk study to be conducted with home-educated children and their families incorporating diverse methodologies, broad aims and large samples, and directed at understanding the aims and practices of home-educating families throughout…

Postdoctoral fellowship: from knowledge fusion to social choice theory

Dr Gabriella Pigozzi | Interdisciplinary Studies | Wednesday, October 1, 2003

The project explored the application of formal methods from logic and artificial intelligence (knowledge fusion) to aggregation problems in social choice theory. Standard social choice models study the aggregation of individual preferences in…

Postdoctoral fellowship: legal consciousness and legal change: an anthropological study of law in contemporary bhutan

Dr Richard Whitecross | Social Anthropology | Wednesday, October 1, 2003

The focus of this study is an analysis of data collected during fieldwork in bhutan, nepal and west bengal between 1999 and 2002. The study is contextualised by the announcement that a constitution is to be created and that political parties will…

Postdoctoral fellowship: new labour's new localism. Regional economic development in the north west and south east regio

Dr Steven Musson | Human Geography | Wednesday, October 1, 2003

Regional government has developed rapidly under successive labour governments since 1997. Aside from high-profile plans to create elected regional assemblies, the argument that the regional institutions - in particular the regional development…

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