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Published by the School of Business and Economics twice a year, Inspire is the School's bi-annual magazine featuring the latest news and developments at this leading centre of research and teaching in business, management, finance, information management and economics.  It is designed to showcase the best of the research that's conducted by our academics, as well as the diversity of our enterprise activities and teaching, with student, staff and graduate profiles.

Now out is issue 13 of Inspire with a special focus on health and wellbeing, with a special emphasis on mental health. Articles included are:

  • 'A word to the wise: Analysing emotion on social media' by Professor Tom Jackson, Dr Martin Sykora and Dr Suzanne Elayan
  • '#ImsoWasted' by Dr Nina Michaelidou
  • 'Finding the work-life balance' by Ciara Kelly
  • 'The key to a fitter, healthier and happier nation...... It's the what not the who' by Dr Ian Hodgkinson 
  • 'Using Twitter top predict UK drinking behaviour' by Dr Patrick Stacey
  • 'Thriving or surviving at work?' by Dr Stanimira Taneva and Professor John Arnold
  • 'Tax on alcohol is all wrong' by Dr Jonathan Seaton
  • 'Job security, identity and wellbeing' by Dr Eva Selenko
  • ''Creating accountability in health and social care' by Dr Suzana Grubnic 
  • 'When the bells go down.....Wellbeing and operational performance in the UK fire and rescue service' by Karen Mayer and Dr Nicola Bateman

In addition, we are delighted to have as a special contributor in each issue economics graduate and award-winning journalist Jeff Prestridge, who in this issue writes about the link between money issues and mental health. 

Every magazine is available to read online via ISSUU or ordered as a print copy (SBE graduates living in the UK should receive a print copy automatically within a few weeks of each issue being printed), and the latest issue can also be downloaded as a PDF - Inspire Issue 13

Become a member

If you are not a member of the University's Alumni Association, you may not be on our list of recipients, so please do get in touch with us if you would like to make sure you receive a copy in the mail.

Stay in touch

We are always keen to find out what you have been up to, so do please get in touch with us if you would like to give us an update or just say hello. In addition, if you are interested contributing a story or in being interviewed for Inspire, we would love to hear from you.

Contact Ondine Barry on +44 (0)1509 228849 or