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Knowledge Exchange Strategies: Engaging with Diverse Publics

Date & Time:

January 18, 2018 (Thu) | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 


Social Sciences Function Room, 11/F, The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus


Professor Eamonn Carrabine
Professor, Department of Sociology
University of Essex

This seminar is jointly organised by the Department of Sociology and the Knowledge Exchange Office.



Knowledge exchange can be defined as the two-way flow of people and ideas between a research environment and the wider society, contributing to national prosperity, transforming the quality of life for citizens, and enriching the cultural life of diverse publics. This session will reflect on the different ways in which academics have become increasingly involved in knowledge exchange activities, especially since it often forms a requirement of externally funded research. Consequently, many have developed public profiles through high quality media work (participating in radio and TV programmes, publishing articles in newspapers and so forth), as well as representing the university on external bodies (such as the Home Office, National Health Service and various Non-Government Organisations). It will draw on the speaker’s direct experiences of developing strategies to reach out and collaborate with the media and the public, as well as discussing Departmental activities aimed at forging partnerships.

About the Speaker:

Professor Eamonn Carrabine joined the Department of Sociology of the University of Essex in 1998 and has published broadly in criminology and sociology. He currently serves as an editor on the British Journal of Criminology, and is an international advisory editor on Theoretical Criminology. From 2015 Michele Brown (University of Tennessee) and Eamonn have been editing Crime, Media, Culture. He has been an external examiner for the degree programmes at Goldsmiths College, University of London (Sociology), Roehampton University (Criminology) and the University of Salford (criminology), while he is currently the external examiner for the MA in Criminology at the University of Nottingham. He was also a member of HEFCE’s Sociology sub-panel that assessed the quality of research for the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. Along with Chris Greer (City), Yvonne Jewkes (Leicester) and Tony Kearon (Keele), they were awarded funding from the ESRC [ES/J022381/1] for a Seminar Series led by Ronnie Lippens (Keele), to explore ‘Visual criminology: crime, criminal justice and the image’, involving international speakers from the US, Canada and Australia. The seminars ran from 2013-14, and one event was held at Essex in Wivenhoe House. More recently Eamonn has also been awarded a Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship to research his project 'The Iconography of Punishment: From Renaissance to Modernity', which will run for three years and began in 2015. He was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2016.

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