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LJMU Athena Lecture Series
Wed 2 November 2016, 13:00 – 15:30 GMT
1pm - Refreshments will be served
1.30pm - 3.30pm - Talks
Professor Robin Leatherbarrow - Pro-Vice Chancellor Scholarship, Research and Knowledge Transfer, Liverpool John Moores University
Professor Laura Serrant - Professor of Nursing, Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing at Sheffield Hallam University.
Talk title: "Lifting as you climb: Enabling others and celebrating self"
Dr Sandeep Parmar - Poet, BBC New Generation Thinker and Researcher in Modernist Literature, Co-Director of Centre for New and International Writing and Academic Organiser, Creative Writing, Continuing Education at the University of Liverpool
Talk Title - "Misrepresenting ourselves: UK poetry, race and gender"
LJMU's Dr Isabelle De Groote - Isabelle is based within the Research Centre in Evolutionary Anthropology and Palaeoecology of Liverpool John Moores University. Isabella's research interest is human evolution, with a focus on modern human diversity.
Talk title: "There and back again: an anthropologist's journey"
After each presentation the audience will have the opportunity to engage the speakers in an interactive question and answer session which we expect to provide invaluable learning to participants and delegates.
Biographies of Speakers
Professor Laura Serrant PhD, MA, BA, RGN, PGCE, Queens Nurse
Professor Laura Serrant is Professor of Community and Public Health Nursing in the faculty of education, health and wellbeing at the University of Wolverhampton. She is currently on secondment with NHS England as head of Evidence and Strategy in the Nursing Directorate.
She is a Non-Executive Director at Heart of England Foundation Trust and Trustee of the Jamaican Nurses Association.
Professor Serrant has been awarded Queens Nurse status by the Queens Nusing Institute and has received various research scholarships and awards including the Mary Seacole Nursing Research Leadership Award, Florence Nightingale Travel Fellowship and Smith and Nephew Research Fellowship. She has over thirty years’ experience of Health Care Practice, Research, Policy Development, Training and Management. In 2014 she was recognised by the Health Service Journal in three separate categories: Inspirational women in Healthcare, BME pioneers and Clinical leader awards. Laura Serrant, Patron of the REC. The REC, developed and run by the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU), aims to improve the representation, progression and success of minority ethnic staff and students within higher education.
Laura Serrant is one of five REC Patrons of Equality Challenge Unit’s Race Equality Charter Mark. Patrons are experts in their own fields and work tirelessly to eradicating inequalities. They understand higher education and the equality and diversity communities and are committed to ensuring inclusivity for all in our 21st century society.
Dr Sandeep Parmar - Poet, BBC New Generation Thinker and Researcher in Modernist Literature
Sandeep is the Co-Director of Centre for New and International Writing and Academic Organiser, Creative Writing, Continuing Education at the University of Liverpool and one of AHRC/BBC New Generation Thinker ( 2015).
Sandeep Parmar is a poet and her research explores modernist women writers including Nancy Cunard, Hope Mirrlees and Mina Loy. Sandeep’s research interests are primarily British and American women’s writing of the early twentieth century, modernism, women’s autobiographical writing and the literary archive and currently writing a biography of the British modernist poet and novelist Hope Mirrlees. With specific focus on lesser-known, non-canonical women writers as well as their more famous contemporaries. Sandeep’s latest book is on the unpublished autobiographies of the modernist poet Mina Loy.
Dr Isabelle De Groote – Anthropologist, Liverpool John Moores University
Isabelle De Groote is a palaeoanthropologist and lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University. She obtained her undergraduate degrees in Belgium and London and her PhD at UCL. After working at the Natural History Museum, Isabelle joined LJMU in 2011. Her research interests lie in the field of human evolution, and in particular modern human diversity and the emergence, evolution, and disappearance of Neanderthals, and the related question of the origins of anatomically and behaviourally modern humans.
Isabelle currently conducts fieldwork at two archaeological caves in Belgium and participates in two EU funded projects: AdApt and DigiArt.
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