The Research Beat

The Research Beat

Latest Episodes

#21 Consciousness Unveiled: Exploring Disorders, Data Hoarding, and the Future of Medical AI
October 10, 2023

In this gripping episode 21, we chat with Mackenzie Graham, a Senior Research Fellow in Imaging and Data Ethics at the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities. Join us on an exciting journey as we delve deep into the world of cutting-edge research, expl

#20 Poetry and Progress: What’s the True Purpose of Academia in the Modern World?
July 19, 2023

Join us in episode 20 as we meet Edward Clarke, poet and academic, to talk about his latest book and the intricate research going into it. Plus, we ask how research in the humanities differs from the sciences, and consider whether the constant drive for n

#19 Paying Your Way: The Search for Funding in Academia
June 27, 2023

Join us in episode #19 with Kate Gardner, co-founder of ScientifyResearch, the research funding database unlocking new opportunities for academics all over the world. If you thought you knew all there is to know about looking for funding, then think again

#18 Emotion and Reason: How Do Feelings Affect Your Thinking?
May 23, 2023

Join us in episode 18 with philosopher Amna Whiston as we delve into the nature of emotion and empathy. How do feelings affect our decision-making skills, and is their role undervalued in the academic world? Plus, we touch on the thorny issue of academic

#17 The Do’s and Don’ts of Digital Intelligence: How Literate Are You?
April 25, 2023

What is digital intelligence? And what are the real differences between reading a book and reading online? Discover the answers with us in episode 17, as we chat to Samantha-Kaye Johnston, research fellow in education at Jesus College, Oxford. Find out ab

#16 Playing with Fire? Steroid Resistance and Academic Toxicity
April 11, 2023

Episode 16 is a corker – an extended firestorm of an interview with Aamir Hussain, founder of ResearchTribe. We talk about steroid overuse in treating asthma patients, before opening up on the truth about academic toxicity. Is academia always a healthy en

#15 Engineering the Future: Cooling the Internal Combustion Engine
March 22, 2023

Join us in episode 15 with Tejo Jehart, Oxford engineer, as we shrink ourselves down to the size of ants and take a look at the intricacies of the internal combustion engine. How can we cool it down and why would we want to do that in the first place? Plu

#14 Action Research: Lighting a Fire in Further Education
March 13, 2023

Join us in episode 14 for a candid conversation with Martine Ellis, writer, coach and educator on wellbeing-driven productivity. What is action research, and why is wellbeing so important in academia? Plus, we talk about perceived tensions between further

#13 Psycholinguistic Secrets: The Mysterious Workings of Words and the Mind
February 28, 2023

Join us in episode 13 for an absolute thriller of an interview with Oxford linguist Dr Hilary Wynne. We’ll discover how researchers are trying to untangle the secrets of language using EEG experiments, and ask the critical question, ‘what does a fear of m

#12 Maths, Apps, and the Modern World: Finding New Ways to Study Mathematics
February 14, 2023

Join us in episode 12 with Dr. Charles Roddie of Cambridge, pioneering new methods of teaching maths with his app, Summatic. Just how far can AI go in helping students to learn independently? Plus, we talk about why maths matters, and dive into the comple