Society matters is a podcast from the School of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) at Aston University. The podcast series, presented by journalist Steve Dyson, explores some of the fascinating work of academics within the School on current societal matters that shape our world and the way that people live.

The 'Society matters' podcast can be found on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

Episode 1 - Understanding the language used to report abuse


Dr Emma Richardson, research fellow in forensic linguistics at the Aston Institute for Forensic Linguistics, discusses how her methodology initially used to study pub-talk is now helping police interviewers understand victims of sexual assault and call handlers to assist domestic abuse victims.

Read the full press release here.

Release date: Wednesday 13th January 2021

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