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“The new Fellows are drawn from across the spectrum of academia, practitioners and policymakers. They have been recognised after an extensive process of peer review for the excellence and impact of their work through the use of social science for public benefit. This includes substantial contributions and leadership in higher education, government, public health and social policy, funding councils, charitable foundations and think tanks.” Read more.


Want to speed up the process of academic writing?

I have been asked by several people to share my approach to managing citations.   This system seriously speeds up the process of academy writing. It requires Mendeley and Dropbox, a copy of Microsoft Word, and an iPad or Android tablet with the iAnnotate PDF app.



  • all of the papers you read will be in one place, along with your highlights and notes
  • you will be able to access them anywhere on multiple devices
  • you will highlight documents and save notes directly to the pdf
  • you will automatically produce a summary of  the highlights and notes along with the page numbers
  • You will automatically produce the bibliography for your paper… with one click.

This really does work so it is worth spending a bit of time setting it up.

The ‘dd’ Citation Management Workflow: 10 steps.

To say that accidents are due to human failing is like saying falls are due to gravity. It is true but it does not help us prevent them.

Trevor Kletz, An Engineer’s View of Human Error

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