Healthcare Innovation: Lessons from COVID-19

This blog is written by Richard Holti, Professor of Professional Learning and John Storey, Professor of Human Resource Management, both based in the OU Business School. They are the authors of Innovating Healthcare: The Role of Political, Managerial and Clinical Leadership (Routledge 2020). It is widely anticipated that COVID-19 is likely to be a game-changing phenomenon. Health service provisionContinue reading “Healthcare Innovation: Lessons from COVID-19”

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Reading during lockdown: Insights from Global Ethnography

This blog was written by Carolin Decker-Lange, a Senior Lecturer in Management, based in the Department of Public Leadership and Social Enterprise in The Open University Business School. The global pandemic situation has inspired many people to read books that they haven’t looked at for years. During the lockdown, I revisited Global Ethnography, published by the sociologist Michael Burawoy and hisContinue reading “Reading during lockdown: Insights from Global Ethnography”

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Collaboration on dealing with a future crisis

Professor Edoardo Ongaro has worked closely with his fellow editors of the scientific journal Public Policy and Administration in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Professor of Public Management (pictured) has been working with USA-based Associate Professor, Keith Baker and Professor Claire Dunlop in the UK. The projects include a virtual special issue on usable knowledge and an editorial identifying how public policy and publicContinue reading “Collaboration on dealing with a future crisis”

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Time is of the essence. Why don’t we spend more time teaching it?

This blog is written by Dr Terry O’Sullivan, Senior Lecturer in Management in the OU Business School. Terry’s subject-based research focuses on the use of marketing in the arts and for positive social change. The original blog was published on 29 May 2020 and can be accessed on the SCiLAB website. Sure you’ve got the time to read this? Then I’llContinue reading “Time is of the essence. Why don’t we spend more time teaching it?”

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Taking legal outreach online

Hugh McFaul, Director of The Open Justice Centre and Module Chair of W360 ‘Justice in action’ writes about taking legal outreach online. Pro bono legal work is part of the DNA of the UK legal profession and can involve lawyers working without pay to help provide access to justice for those unable to pay for legalContinue reading “Taking legal outreach online”

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COVID-19, gender, and criminal justice in England and Wales

This blog is written by Dr Caroline Derry, Senior Lecturer in Law and a member of the Feminism, Gender and Law research cluster.  Lockdown and social distancing have had some obvious effects on criminal justice, worsening pre-existing problems with the system. The short-term suspension of jury trials is perhaps the best-known example. However, the consequences of COVID-19 have beenContinue reading “COVID-19, gender, and criminal justice in England and Wales”

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Consumer Debt, Financial Difficulties & Poverty during COVID-19

Dr Clare Chambers-Jones is a Senior Law Lecturer at The Open University and has a background in financial exclusion and banking regulation. Her work has focused on banking crises, the regulatory response to crises over time and exploring whether a historical approach could enlighten regulatory responses. Clare’s work is currently examining the thinking that novelContinue reading “Consumer Debt, Financial Difficulties & Poverty during COVID-19”

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Five reasons why coercive control has increased during COVID-19

This blog is written by Keren Lloyd Bright, Senior Lecturer in Law and Louise Taylor, Lecturer in Law. Both are members of the Feminism, Gender and Law research cluster. Many people who have endured coercive control understandably prefer to describe themselves as survivors, as they have exercised agency and strength in resisting the actions of perpetrators. The wordContinue reading “Five reasons why coercive control has increased during COVID-19”

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COVID-19 and International Child Abduction: Children’s Stories

Allison Wolfreys is a Lecturer in Law in the OU Law School and a member of the European Children’s Rights Unit, a research-intensive cluster located within the University of Liverpool’s School of Law and Social Justice. Members of the unit have produced a series of briefings outlining the impact of COVID-19 on different aspects of children’s lives and rights. The range of publications highlightContinue reading “COVID-19 and International Child Abduction: Children’s Stories”

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The need for constructive ambivalence during COVID-19

This blog is written byProfessor Mark Fenton O’Creevy, Professor of Organisational Behaviour in The Open University Business School. Mark is a member of the CRUISSE network set up by UK Research councils in 2017 to advise what research needs to be done to support real world decision-making by business and government. This blog was originally written for the Emotional Finance website. IContinue reading “The need for constructive ambivalence during COVID-19”

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