This afternoon I will be presenting a paper on the role of social media by citizens and the emergency services during the 2014 UK floods. This will draw on interviews conducted as part of the CascEff project.
The workshop, organised by the Association française pour la prévention des catastrophes naturals (AFPN), focuses on Social Media and Risk Management is taking place in Noisy Champs, Paris.
The slides for my presentation can be found here
I am looking to recruit a part-time RA to assist Dr Dima Atanasova and I on the CascEff project. This position will run for the next few months with the successful candidate helping transcribe interview data and develop a project wiki.
Further information on this role (including salary and closing date) can be found here
For more information on CascEff please see the project website and the university press release
For the past two years I have been using #actandprotest to share resources with my students on the third year undergraduate module ‘Activism and Protest in the Information Age.’ This has been identified by the Leicester Learning Institute as an example of good practice. You can find some more information on this (and a contribution from me on how to use social media in teaching) here