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Displaying 1 - 20 of 532 articles NZ needs a 300% increase in qualified midwives – and those working need more support andrecognition Could Labour’s massive poll lead affect, as well as reflect, how it performs at the election? Three things the evidence tellsus If D-day ceremony aimed to send Putin a message about fighting tyranny, Ukraine’s allies should have paid more attention tohistory Shocking news: Daily Mail says public opposes Labour’s votes-at-16 policy – here’s why Starmer won’tflinch Baobab trees all come from Madagascar – new study reveals that their seeds and seedlings floated to mainland Africa and all the way toAustralia Election manifestos are inevitably a letdown – here’s how we can fixthem Now You See Us: Women Artists in Britain 1520–1920 – stunning in scope but celebrating female artists with exhibitions isn’tenough How newborn chicks are helping to settle a centuries-old debate about cognition and oursenses After struggling with its past, is the Labour party looking to thefuture? Is the London mayoral race tightening? New poll shows Sadiq Khan leads Susan Hall by 13points Sadiq Khan on track for third term as London mayor – but nearly half of Londoners dissatisfied withperformance Gaza war: Israel using AI to identify human targets raising fears that innocents are being caught in thenet The abuse of Diane Abbott by a top Tory donor should have us all thinking about how we normalise racism against womenMPs Artdocfest is a crucial outpost of free expression on Russia’sdoorstep Israel-Gaza protests have cost police at least £25 million so far – but can you put a price on freespeech? Lindsay Hoyle: how the speaker dug himself an even deeper hole by offering and then denying the SNP a fresh Gazadebate Javier Milei: Argentina’s new president presses ahead with economic ‘shock therapy’ as social unrestgrows Zone of Interest’s striking depiction of Nazi banality – and other things you should see thisweek Completed Dry January? Reading fiction can help newly sober mothers decide what’snext How Argentina’s protesters are responding to a new president who wants to end environmental protections and sell off naturalresources Authors

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NZ needs a 300% increase in qualified midwives – and those working need more support andrecognition

James Greenslade-Yeats, Auckland University of Technology; Gill Kirton, Queen Mary University of London; Janine Clemons, Auckland University of Technology; Katherine Ravenswood, Auckland University of Technology, and Tago Mharapara, Auckland University of Technology

With a 40% staffing shortfall, midwifery needs better funding. But as new research shows, midwives also need recognition and support for the important work they do in the New Zealand health sector.

Could Labour’s massive poll lead affect, as well as reflect, how it performs at the election? Three things the evidence tellsus

Matthew Barnfield, Queen Mary University of London

Does a poll lead increase your poll lead? The science of bandwagon effects explained.

If D-day ceremony aimed to send Putin a message about fighting tyranny, Ukraine’s allies should have paid more attention tohistory

Natalya Chernyshova, Queen Mary University of London

The 2024 D-day commemorations sent a message of European unity but missed the opportunity to acknowledge Ukraine’s contribution to the defeat of Nazism.

Shocking news: Daily Mail says public opposes Labour’s votes-at-16 policy – here’s why Starmer won’tflinch

Philip Cowley, Queen Mary University of London

The votes-at-16 story reveals a lot about how people actually consume politics.

Baobab trees all come from Madagascar – new study reveals that their seeds and seedlings floated to mainland Africa and all the way toAustralia

Andrew R. Leitch, Queen Mary University of London

New research has found that the world’s baobab trees all evolved on Madagascar 21 million years ago. Sometime in the last 12 million years, they floated on piles of debris to Australia and Africa.

Election manifestos are inevitably a letdown – here’s how we can fixthem

Patrick Diamond, Queen Mary University of London

There is something contrived about parties producing detailed plans for a parliament that may well last five years, in a world that is volatile and uncertain.

Now You See Us: Women Artists in Britain 1520–1920 – stunning in scope but celebrating female artists with exhibitions isn’tenough

Chloe Ward, Queen Mary University of London

A comprehensive show foregrounding the work of mostly lesser-known female artists.

How newborn chicks are helping to settle a centuries-old debate about cognition and oursenses

Elisabetta Versace, Queen Mary University of London

Philosophers have been debating whether we need conditioning to link information from different senses for centuries.

After struggling with its past, is the Labour party looking to thefuture?

Karl Pike, Queen Mary University of London

Even though Keir Starmer is more comfortable being associated with the leaders of the last Labour government than Jeremy Corbyn or Ed Miliband, this is not a return to the past.

Is the London mayoral race tightening? New poll shows Sadiq Khan leads Susan Hall by 13points

Elizabeth Simon, Queen Mary University of London

A vote for Khan appears potentially more readily transferable to the other main candidates than a vote for Hall.

Sadiq Khan on track for third term as London mayor – but nearly half of Londoners dissatisfied withperformance

Elizabeth Simon, Queen Mary University of London and Farah Hussain, Queen Mary University of London

As they head to the polls on May 2, Londoners are concerned about policing, crime and personal safety.

Gaza war: Israel using AI to identify human targets raising fears that innocents are being caught in thenet

Elke Schwarz, Queen Mary University of London

Revelations by an investigative journalist that Israel is using AI to identify and target suspected Hamas members have shone a light on a frightening new aspect of warfare.

The abuse of Diane Abbott by a top Tory donor should have us all thinking about how we normalise racism against womenMPs

Orly Siow, Lund University and Sofia Collignon, Queen Mary University of London

Frank Hester’s words are only the latest extreme example of the constant discrimination black and ethnic minority women face when they enter public life.

Artdocfest is a crucial outpost of free expression on Russia’sdoorstep

Jeremy Hicks, Queen Mary University of London

Artdocfest 2024 was a showcase for films that show the reality of the war in Ukraine, and the spread of Russian politics to neighbouring countries.

Israel-Gaza protests have cost police at least £25 million so far – but can you put a price on freespeech?

Eric Heinze, Queen Mary University of London

The police presence needed to ensure free expression costs taxpayers money.

Lindsay Hoyle: how the speaker dug himself an even deeper hole by offering and then denying the SNP a fresh Gazadebate

Daniel Gover, Queen Mary University of London

The SNP was offered a debate – but what they wanted was a vote.

Javier Milei: Argentina’s new president presses ahead with economic ‘shock therapy’ as social unrestgrows

Sam Halvorsen, Queen Mary University of London and Sebastián Mauro, Universidad de Buenos Aires

Argentina is already feeling the sting of its new president’s policies – but Javier Milei is pressing ahead with ever-more radical plans to overhaul the economy.

Zone of Interest’s striking depiction of Nazi banality – and other things you should see thisweek

Naomi Joseph, The Conversation

A harrowing portrayal of banal evil, a nuanced look at black fiction, a historically accurate TV series, a story about the power of love and a seriously cute exhibition.

Completed Dry January? Reading fiction can help newly sober mothers decide what’snext

Kiera Vaclavik, Queen Mary University of London

Fiction offers precious and sobering insights into the impact of alcohol in the lives of women and children.

How Argentina’s protesters are responding to a new president who wants to end environmental protections and sell off naturalresources

Paula Serafini, Queen Mary University of London

The ultra-right Javier Milei has already set back environmentalism by decades.

Authors

  1. Andrew R. Leitch

    Professor of Plant Genetics and Co-director of MSc Plant and Fungal Taxonomy Diversity, Queen Mary University of London

  2. Chloe Ward

    Senior Lecturer in the History of British Art, Queen Mary University of London

  3. Elisabetta Versace

    Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Queen Mary University of London

  4. Elizabeth Simon

    Postdoctoral Researcher in British Politics, Queen Mary University of London

  5. Elke Schwarz

    Reader in Political Theory, Queen Mary University of London

  6. Eric Heinze

    Professor of Law, Queen Mary University of London

  7. Farah Hussain

    PhD Candidate, School of Politics and International Relations, Queen Mary University of London

  8. Gill Kirton

    Professor of Employment Relations, , Queen Mary University of London

  9. Jeremy Hicks

    Professor of Russian Culture and Film, Queen Mary University of London

  10. Karl Pike

    Lecturer in British Politics/Public Policy, School of Politics and International Relations, Queen Mary University of London

  11. Matthew Barnfield

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Politics and International Relations, Queen Mary University of London

  12. Natalya Chernyshova

    Lecturer in Modern European History, Queen Mary University of London

  13. Patrick Diamond

    Professor of Public Policy, Queen Mary University of London

  14. Philip Cowley

    Professor, School of Politics and International Relations, Queen Mary University of London

  15. Sofia Collignon

    Lecturer in Comparative Politics, Queen Mary University of London

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