Gain an insight into the fascinating world of research with the How Researchers Changed the World podcast. Follow the story of one passionate researcher every episode, unpacking their motivations for the subject, the challenges of the research, and how their research went on to change the world we live in.
Colonel DPK Pillay: From soldier to scholar: fostering peace through food security in India
Colonel DPK Pillay tells his story of changing career from Indian Army Officer to food security researcher.
Ella Kahu: Opening up higher education: understanding and improving student engagement
Ella Kahu discusses her research and development of the Kahu Framework of student engagement, aiming to improve student experience and attainment in Higher Education.
Joseph Kahne: How social media encourages political participation in young people
Joseph Kahne discusses his research, which shows that the use of social media by young people can encourage political participation.
Anja Kollmuss: Climate policy and individual action: two approaches, one climate emergency
Anja Kollmuss discusses her research into why having awareness and knowledge about climate change is not always enough for people to behave in a pro-environmental way
Marco te Brömmelstroet: Transport choice and human connection: why cycling is good for society
Marco te Brömmelstroet discusses how cycling can help cities to function as more social environments
Siobhan Brooks: Same sex relationships and the symbolic meaning of marriage in the black community
Siobhan Brooks discusses her research, which explores the meaning of marriage for African-American women
Interesting, Informative & Accessible
I found this really easy to listen to, despite not knowing anything about the science of the subject, it was very informative and I found it really interesting! I can’t wait to learn more about a wide range of subjects in this series :-)
Really interesting podcast that makes you think about the real people behind the research your hear about in headlines.