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Article published for The Conversation on Cuban internationalism by Dr Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla

Cuban flag flying in the wind

Dr Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla, the Head of School for Cross-faculty Studies, has had her latest article on Cuban internationalism published by The Conversation UK. The article is titled 'By sending doctors to Italy, Cuba continues its long campaign of medical diplomacy'. You can read the article in full here.

"Cuba stresses its programme to send doctors abroad is based in solidarity. But there are diplomatic and economic reasons too."

You can also read Dr Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla's recent article published by The Oral History Review on laughter in oral history interviews with Cuban internationalist healthcare professionals here.


Liberal Arts student is set to cook up a storm in Slovenia

Congratulations to our final year Liberal Arts student, Eva Kastelic, who's been accepted onto Masterchef Slovenia! This is a fantastic opportunity and we wish Eva the very best of luck in the competition.

Mon 09 Mar 2020, 10:00 | Tags: Liberal Arts Student stories

Dr Bryan Brazeau: Making a difference through teaching and supporting students

Banner image, showing Dr Bryan Bazeau and the two awards he's nominated for

Dr Bryan Brazeau (SFHEA), Senior Teaching Fellow in Liberal Arts has recently been nominated for both the Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence, and the Warwick Awards for Personal Tutoring Excellence. This is a considerable endorsement of both Bryan's teaching practice and his approach towards his pastoral responsibilities.

Wed 04 Mar 2020, 09:05 | Tags: Liberal Arts Staff stories

Dr Stephanie Panichelli-Batalla to run session for short course on oral history

Doctor holding stethoscope

In November 2020, Head of School for Cross-faculty Studies Dr Stephanie Panichelli-Batalla will run a four-hour-long session on her research on Life Stories of Cuban Internationalist Healthcare Professionals. The session will be for a course titled "Fuentes orales para la investigación en artes y humanidades" (Oral sources for research in arts and humanities).

The course will be offered to PhD students of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid working in the Arts and Humanities field and who are interested in working with oral sources but have not yet received any training to do so.

The short course on oral history is a result of a successful funding application by colleagues at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Dr Particia Mayayo and Dr Neomi Deharo.


Energising development studies research with accelerometer devices: Assoc Prof Giacomo Zanello at the SCFS Seminar Series

Associate Professor Giacomo Zanello presenting at the SCFS Seminar Series

Photo credit: Marco J Haenssgen

An inspiring session in the School for Cross-faculty Studies Research and Pedagogy Seminar was delivered last week by Assoc Prof Giacomo Zanello from the University of Reading. Highlighting research using novel FitBit-like accelerometer devices in Ghana, India, and Nepal, Dr Zanello demonstrated how new forms of digital and sensor-based data collection can improve our understanding of people’s energy expenditure profiles during a day and across the seasons.

    Thu 13 Feb 2020, 09:46 | Tags: Research Event School for Cross-faculty Studies

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