The Centre partners with a range of organisations and professionals to undertake teaching, research, and practice activities.
STEAMHouse is a centre for innovation, creative thinking, prototyping and business development based in Digbeth, STEAMHouse provides an interdisciplinary space for the Centre to host group-work, including focus groups, and Shut-up-and-Write sessions.
Criminal Justice Institute at Elisabeth Haub School of Law, Pace University / Professor Lissa Griffin
Professor Griffin is an expert in comparative criminal law and procedure and directs the Pace University Criminal Justice Institute at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law in New York. She supervises doctoral research undertaken in the Centre, and co-teaches a workshop ‘Law[yering] and Science’ with Dr Sarah Cooper. The workshop introduces US Law students to the relationship between law and science through a series of one-day case studies, encouraging them to cultivate lawyering skills necessary for effective use of science in litigation, legislation, regulatory, and transactional work.
The Centre supports the Nuffield Foundation’s Summer Placement Scheme, providing Post-16 students with the opportunity to take part in STEM-associated, “ engaging, hands-on research projects” alongside Centre-based researchers and partners.
Professor Hugh Koch, Visiting Professor in Law and Psychology
Professor Koch is a clinical psychologist and has been a pioneer in civil litigation, developing the interface between psychology and law in civil cases. He is both a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and the Expert Witness Institute. Professor Koch collaborates with academics to co-author articles for the Expert Witness; provides sessions on resilience training for staff and students; and provides an annual placement opportunity for a student to attend his Harvey Street Clinic in London.
Youth Sport Trust/ City Year UK
As part the Community University Partnership Trust, a scheme that introduces community organisations to university researchers, the Centre was awarded funding with charities Youth Sport Trust and City Year UK to host a collaborative workshop. The workshop brought together experts from all corners of BCU to discuss how Youth Sport Trust and City Year UK could develop robust models for demonstrating the value of youth social action.