Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences launch Masterclass videos
7 September 2012
The Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences has launched the first films in a series of Masterclasses, aimed at showcasing the research activity across the Faculty.
The videos are aimed at potential funders and alumni, as well as academics and postgraduate students who are considering joining the University. The ‘Masterclass’ videos are around 15 minutes duration, enabling research to be explained in more depth than an ‘introductory’ video can, with a number of academic staff talking about different aspects of their research around a theme.
The first three videos highlight the range of activity taking place cross-Faculty around sport, health, and exercise – from physiology to lifestyle and motivation, culture and society.
Professor Roger Eatwell, Dean of the Faculty, commented: “these research areas are extremely topical due to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and many of our academics have been influential in the planning, preparation and legacy of the Games. We wanted to highlight our involvement in these fields and to demonstrate the international and national impact of our research on important issues such as lifestyle in people’s health and the role of exercise in disability and sport in society.”
Sport and Society video
Future videos will focus on environmental economics, the psychology and treatment of anxiety disorders and security & defence policy, highlighting some of the other interdisciplinary research taking place across the Faculty.