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Unleashing State Hell: Attica 50 Years On

The latest HERC blog comes from Professor Joe Sim of Liverpool John Moores University. 

13th September 2021

Robbie Powell: Time for Truth, Justice and Accountability

In this article, Sharon Hartles examines Robbie Powell’s Injustice and in doing so unveils Will and Diane’s (Robbie Powell’s parents) relentless pursuit for truth, justice and accountability. Sharon Hartles is a member of the Open University’s Harm and Evidence Research Collaborative.

 

11th August 2021

Primodos, Mesh and Sodium Valproate: Recommendations and the UK Government’s response

In this article, Sharon Hartles examines the UK Government’s response in relation to the implementation of the recommendations set out in the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review, First Do No Harm report. She explores how the Government’s response has impacted on those allegedly harmed by the side effects of Primodos, Mesh and Sodium Valproate. Sharon Hartles is a member of the Open University’s Harm and Evidence Research Collaborative.

6th August 2021

The sentencing of George Floyd’s killer has lessons for policing in Australia and New Zealand too

In this weeks blog, Dr James Mehigan speaks about the sentencing of the Killer of George Floyd and the lessons that can be learned by the police in Australia and New Zealand. This article was originally published on the conversation: https://theconversation.com/the-sentencing-of-george-floyds-killer-has-lessons-for-policing-in-australia-and-new-zealand-too-162164

25th June 2021

Open Psychology Research Centre

Excited about the launch of the Open Psychology Research Centre? If so, why not check out the following videos and interviews... 

23rd June 2021

Open Psychology Research Centre launch update

As the countdown for the Open Psychology Research Centre launch event continues, we are pleased to notify you that a new video in our interview series can be viewed on the OPRe Centre event page – Dr Sarah Laurence’s (OU) interview with Prof.

14th June 2021

Open Psychology Research Centre

The School of Psychology & Counselling at the Open University is launching the Open Psychology Research Centre.

10th June 2021

Sodium Valproate: The Fetal Valproate Syndrome Tragedy

In this article, Sharon Hartles reflects upon the significant impacts of avoidable harms that have been perpetuated for decades as a result of medical negligence on behalf of the regulator (Committee on Safety of Medicines) that advised the UK Licensing Authority on the safety of medicines and the manufacturer of Epilim (Sanofi). Sharon Hartles is a member of the Open University’s Harm and Evidence Research Collaborative.

9th June 2021

Reforming Scotland’s unique jury system: why we need to listen to lawyers

This week Dr's Lee John Curley, James Munro, Lara Frumkin and Jim Turner discuss their new research that explores the attitudes of legal professionals towards the current Scottish jury system and potential reform. The article was originall published on the Conversation on the 25th of May 2021. Original article can be found here: https://theconversation.com/reforming-scotlands-unique-jury-system-why-we-need-to-listen-to-lawyers-155687

 

1st June 2021

Vagrancy Act 1824: Consign it to history!

In this article, Sharon Hartles critically discusses how the Vagrancy Act 1824 has been implemented to target and criminalise the most vulnerable members of society. In doing so, she sheds light on why almost 200 years after its enactment, this piece of legislation must be repealed. Sharon Hartles is a member of the Open University’s Harm and Evidence Research Collaborative.

11th May 2021

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