Experts in the spotlight

Professor Peter Boxall, Professor of English and author of 21st-Century-Fiction

Does the novel have a future?

Peter Boxall, Professor of English and author of 21st Century Fiction, reviews the history of the novel from Defoe to the contemporary and asks if words can ever capture reality.

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Professor Dan Hough, Director of the Sussex Centre for the Study of Corruption

How to combat corruption

Professor Dan Hough, Director of the Sussex Centre for the Study of Corruption, talks about how his research will help the Met clamp down on international crime.

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Professor Stefan Elbe, Professor of International Relations and Director of the Centre for Global Health

Who holds the power in global health?

Stefan Elbe, Professor of International Relations and Director of the Centre for Global Health, explains how power relations within and between governments affect the health of nations.

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Professor Dave Goulson, Biologist and co-director of The Buzz Club

Who's killing the bees?

Professor Dave Goulson, Biologist and co-director of The Buzz Club, talks about how his work is raising the awareness of declining bee populations and the ways to save them.

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Professor Heather Keating, Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Responsibility

Compassionate killing - or murder?

Heather Keating, Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Responsibility, talks about the need for a new law to defend those whose compassionate intentions can lead to charges of murder.

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Dr Suraj Lakhani, Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Sociology

Why young people become radicalised

Dr Suraj Lakhani, Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Sociology, describes how his research into youth subcultures can help inform government policies on terrorism.

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Dr Kathy Romer, Reader in Astrophysics

What is dark energy doing to the Universe?

Dr Kathy Romer, Reader in Astrophysics, describes how her involvement in an international project exploring the mysteries of dark energy may help explain why the Universe is expanding.

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Professor Louise Serpell, Co-Director of the Sussex Dementia Research Group

Where to find a cure for dementia

Professor Louise Serpell, Co-Director of the Sussex Dementia Research Group, explains how her research into the formation of proteins in the brain will help future treatments for Alzheimer's.

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Professor Anil Seth, Professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience and Co-Director of the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science

How does the brain create experiences?

Anil Seth, Professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience and Co-Director of the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science, describes how technology can now illuminate what’s happening in our brains when we have experiences.

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Dr Richard de Visser, Reader in Health Psychology

The good news on giving up booze

Dr Richard de Visser, Reader in Health Psychology, describes how his research into the effectiveness of stop-drinking campaigns is helping raise awareness of the benefits of cutting back on alcohol.

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Professor Simon Ward, Professor of Medicinal Chemistry

What drives new medical treatments?

Simon Ward, Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, talks about the vital role of University of Sussex scientists in developing drugs for life-changing illnesses such as schizophrenia.

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Professor Mariana Mazzucato, RM Phillips Professorship in the Economics of Innovation

Who made the iPhone smart?

Professor Mariana Mazzucato, Professor in the Economics of Innovation, Science Policy Research Unit, argues why governments should be investing in new technologies.

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