Hot on the heels of an appearance at the European Society of Criminology Conference in Belgium a leading figure in the field spearheads a new series of Lakes’ talks.
University of Cumbria’s associate professor of policing and criminology, Dr Nicoletta Policek, kick starts six presentations aimed at getting to the heart of matters as diverse as climate crisis and regional development.
Starting on 13 November at University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus, the talks showcase the breadth of research expertise operating at international levels from the heart of the Lake District.
Campus director, Professor Lois Mansfield, said the respected academics would captivate audiences with their experience and knowledge as they outlined their subjects, research and its impact.
She added: “It may come as a surprise to see the breadth of what we are doing here in Ambleside and how it translates regionally, nationally and internationally.
“We do hope people will come along and enjoy what we’ve got to offer.”
Dr Policek’s talk explores illegal wildlife trade as a crime against humanity and is followed by regional economic development lead, Professor Frank Peck, on 20 November, who turns to Cumbria for his concept of ‘place’ in boosting the area’s potential.
Other sessions for the New Year include achieving impact from real world research, the future of the university in the face of climate crisis and the relationship between philosophy, rhetoric, health and social care.
Talks will be held at University of Cumbria’s Percival lecture theatre, Ambleside campus, from 6pm to 7.30pm.