UA-171643620-1 Dr Amanda Bretman Working Hours Interview - Working Hours

Episode 15

Published on:

30th Sep 2023

Work is Behaviour

Dr Amanda Bretman recorded on 28/02/23

Dr Amanda Bretman is Associate Professor in Behavioural Ecology in the Faculty of Biological Sciences at the University of Leeds.

Dr Bretman’s expresses only her own views in this interview and not those of the University.

After completing her PhD in Leeds in 2004, she undertook post-doctoral research at the Cornwall campus of the University of Exeter and at the University of East Anglia in Norwich. She returned to Leeds in 2013 to take up her first independent academic position. Her research and teaching is in the field of animal behaviour. Using insects as models, she addresses questions such as how social cues alter reproductive strategies and ageing patterns, and how climate change will affect fertility.

In 2021, she became the University Dean of Research Quality, with a wide remit to support and enable the production of the highest quality research at Leeds.

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About the Podcast

Working Hours
The Story of Work in Leeds in the 2020s
What do you do?
Western Studios, Leeds presents Working Hours: a podcast series surveying the people of Leeds on their thoughts and feelings on the topic of work. I want to talk to my city about work. Why do we do it? Do we like it? What could we do differently? What will we? How does work change and how does it change us?
Leeds, the largest city in the largest county on the UK mainland, is a former imperial textile centre and is now a major UK financial centre. This series will document the city’s experiences through Lockdown, Brexit, creeping technological unemployment, new and continuing resource wars, the ongoing dismantling of the welfare state and our accelerating ecological emergency.
If you are in Leeds or from Leeds then help me to reach my target of interviewing 1000 Loiners over the 2020s. Let me ask you, what do you do?
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