8 episodes

We live in a world of huge challenges...How To Fix is a brand new podcast from the University of Leeds championing incredible innovations that can fix society's big questions.

How To Fix..‪.‬ University of Leeds

    • Society & Culture

We live in a world of huge challenges...How To Fix is a brand new podcast from the University of Leeds championing incredible innovations that can fix society's big questions.

    How do we beat cancer?

    How do we beat cancer?

    How To Fix…from the University of Leeds. Providing hopeful solutions to the greatest challenges humanity faces, directly from the scientists and researchers on the front line.

    This week: Cancer will affect one in two of us. How do we address this – can we make detection faster? What innovative treatments are being developed to eradicate the disease? 

    Host Rich Williams is joined by University of Leeds academics David Sebag-Montefiore, is Professor of Clinical Oncology in Leeds’ School of Medicine and Director of the Leeds Cancer Research Centre, Pietro Valdastri, Professor and Chair in Robotics & Autonomous Systems, and Richard Bayliss, Professor of Molecular Medicine. 

    Resources:
    Leeds Cancer Research Centre: 
    https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/our-research/our-research-near-you/our-research-in-leeds
    Bowel cancer research:
    https://www.leeds.ac.uk/news-health/news/article/4736/new-treatment-could-spare-early-stage-rectal-cancer-patients-life-altering-side-effects
    National Institute for Health and Care Research, Clinical trials guide:
    https://www.nihr.ac.uk/documents/clinical-trials-guide/20595
    Support for those affected by cancer:
    https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/other-health-services/cancer-information-and-support
    https://www.macmillan.org.uk/

    Presented by Rich Williams. Producer: Kasia Tomasiewicz. Audio Production: Jade Bailey. Design: James Parrett. Lead Producer: Anne-Marie Luff. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. HOW TO FIX… is a Podmasters Production for the University of Leeds Communications and Engagement team.
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    • 39 min
    How do we build a carbon-free future?

    How do we build a carbon-free future?

    How To Fix…from the University of Leeds. Providing hopeful solutions to the greatest challenges humanity faces, directly from the scientists and researchers on the front line.

    This week: Climate change is the biggest issue humanity faces, so how do we reach net zero? How can we ensure our future is carbon-free and who are the world leaders making a difference? 

    Host Rich Williams is joined by Clare Richardson-Barlow, Lecturer in East Asian Studies, Vera Trappmann, Professor of Comparative Employment Relations, and Richard Beardsworth, Professor of International Politics.

    Resources:
    Just Transition research project:
    https://business.leeds.ac.uk/dir-record/research-projects/2039/just-transition-in-the-uk
    Climate leadership:
    https://www.openaccessgovernment.org/article/climate-leadership-now-climate-finance-political-will/156934/
    COP28:
    https://unfccc.int/cop28
    Schools for Climate:
    https://schoolsforclimateaction.weebly.com/

    Presented by Rich Williams. Producer: Kasia Tomasiewicz. Audio Production: Jade Bailey. Design: James Parrett. Lead Producer: Anne-Marie Luff. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. HOW TO FIX… is a Podmasters Production for the University of Leeds Communications and Engagement team.
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    • 28 min
    How do we make fashion fair?

    How do we make fashion fair?

    How To Fix…from the University of Leeds. Providing hopeful solutions to the greatest challenges humanity faces, directly from the scientists and researchers on the front line.

    This week: The fashion industry is a huge contributor to pollution and climate change, but how do we ensure the clothes we buy are sustainable? How can we know if they are made ethically and how do we make fashion more accessible? 

    Host Rich Williams is joined by Mark Sumner, Lecturer in Sustainability, Retail and Fashion, Bethan Bide, Lecturer in Design and Cultural Theory, and Matthew Davis, Associate Professor in Organisational Psychology.

    Resources:
    Cotton’s Hidden Voices:
    https://sustainablethreads.leeds.ac.uk/
    Durability study:
    https://www.leeds.ac.uk/news-working-business/news/article/5346/why-price-does-not-indicate-how-long-clothes-will-last
    Supply chains:
    https://modernslaverypec.org/assets/downloads/Research-summary-India-fashion-supply-chains.pdf

    Presented by Rich Williams. Producer: Kasia Tomasiewicz. Audio Production: Jade Bailey. Design: James Parrett. Lead Producer: Anne-Marie Luff. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. HOW TO FIX… is a Podmasters Production for the University of Leeds Communications and Engagement team.
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    • 37 min
    How do we make sure everyone has a warm home?

    How do we make sure everyone has a warm home?

    How To Fix… from the University of Leeds. Providing hopeful solutions to the greatest challenges humanity faces, directly from the scientists and researchers on the front line.

    This week: Winter is fast approaching and with it the familiar feeling of dread for the arrival of heating bills. How do we ensure we stay warm and what support can be provided for those who are struggling? Additionally can we combine our needs for heating with our aims to decarbonise? 

    Host Rich Williams is joined by University of Leeds academics Lucie Middlemiss, Professor of Environment and Society, Dan Edmiston, Associate Professor of Sociology and Social Policy, and Fleur Loveridge, Professor of Geo-Energy Engineering.

    Resources:
    https://www.leeds.ac.uk/energy/dir-record/profiles/15356/the-reality-of-life-in-fuel-poverty 
    Home temperature EU study:
    https://www.tado.com/gb-en/press/uk-homes-losing-heat-up-to-three-times-faster-than-european-neighbours
    UK government energy bills support scheme:
    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/energy-bills-discount-scheme

    Presented by Rich Williams. Producer: Kasia Tomasiewicz. Audio Production: Jade Bailey. Design: James Parrett. Lead Producer: Anne-Marie Luff. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. HOW TO FIX… is a Podmasters Production for the University of Leeds Communications and Engagement team.
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    • 33 min
    How do we stop violence against women?

    How do we stop violence against women?

    How To Fix…from the University of Leeds. Providing hopeful solutions to the greatest challenges humanity faces, directly from the scientists and researchers on the front line.

    This week: Violence against women and girls is at a critical point. Where do women experience violence and how can we tackle it at the root cause? What new measures are being implemented to ensure we think with safety in mind and how can we work with researchers to ensure our public spaces are safe? 

    Host Rich Williams is joined by Sam Lewis, Associate Professor in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Alison Lowe OBE, the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC) in West Yorkshire, and Anna Barker, Associate Professor in Criminal Justice & Criminology.

    If you have been affected by any of the issues discussed in this episode or would like to know more please contact: End Violence Against Women

    Resources:
    Refuge: https://refuge.org.uk/
    Women’s Aid: https://www.womensaid.org.uk/
    Sikh Women’s Aid: https://www.sikhwomensaid.org.uk/
    Southall Black Sisters: https://southallblacksisters.org.uk/
    Galop: https://galop.org.uk/
    ManKind: https://mankind.org.uk/

    Presented by Rich Williams. Producer: Kasia Tomasiewicz. Audio Production: Jade Bailey. Design: James Parrett. Lead Producer: Anne-Marie Luff. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. HOW TO FIX… is a Podmasters Production for the University of Leeds Communications and Engagement team.
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    • 34 min
    How do we cut the cost of healthy food?

    How do we cut the cost of healthy food?

    How To Fix… from the University of Leeds. Providing hopeful solutions to the greatest challenges humanity faces, directly from the scientists and researchers on the front line.

    This week: With food prices on the rise, we’ve all been conscious of how to keep our families fed and our budgets in check. Who are the communities hardest hit – and how can we help? How do we stay healthy while reducing the cost of food? Can more investment in traditional markets change how we consume food?

    Host Rich Williams is joined by University of Leeds academics Michelle Morris, Professor of Data Science for Food, Effie Papargyropoulou, Associate Professor in Sustainable Food Networks and Sara Gonzalez, Professor at the School of Geography.

    Resources
    https://medium.com/globalfoodleeds/food-hubs-support-communities-against-food-poverty 7f1523f6b59 
    Healthy Choices Healthy Lives:
    https://lida.leeds.ac.uk/research-projects/healthy-choices-healthy-lives/
    Priority Places for Food Index:
    https://priorityplacesforfood.which.co.uk/
    Trussell Trust:
    https://www.trusselltrust.org

    Presented by Rich Williams. Producer: Kasia Tomasiewicz. Audio Production: Jade Bailey. Design: James Parrett. Lead Producer: Anne-Marie Luff. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. HOW TO FIX… is a Podmasters Production for the University of Leeds Communications and Engagement team.
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    • 31 min

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