Dr Liz Walker received a British Academy Small Research Grant to study the experiences of fathers who had spent time in prison. Here she reveals that it is a complex picture.
The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Published in British Academy Review, No. 15 (March 2010).
On 16 February 2010, an event was held at the Royal Society to celebrate the success of the Newton International Fellowships scheme. The Fellowships are awarded by the British Academy, the Royal Society and the Royal Academy of Engineering to attract outstanding postdoctoral researchers to the UK for two years. The aim of the event was to showcase the work of the Newton Fellows, and to highlight the UK as an attractive country in which to carry out world-class research. In an introductory speech, Professor Graham Furniss FBA discussed the personal and professional value of establishing a network of close relationships with scholars across the world.
Funding through the British Academy Small Grants scheme has helped Professor Andy Miah and Dr Beatriz Garcia to pursue their research into the ‘non-accredited’ media at the Olympic Games. Here they describe the role of this alternative media coverage, and explain its significance for Britain on the approach to London 2012.