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Dr Alistair Brown
Associate lecturer in English Literature; researching video games and literature

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Through exploring the psychopathology of Capgras syndrome, in which a patient mistakes a loved one for an imposter, The Echo Maker offers a sustained meditation on the ways in which we project our own problems onto other people. As a reflection on the mysteries of consciousness, the novel offers some interesting if not especially new insights into the fuzzy boundaries between scientific and literary interpretations of the mind. Read more


Impact and Engagement Activities

I have expertise in developing websites, using social media and programming digital tools to increase the visibility and impact of academic research. I have programming skills in web languages such as HTML, CSS, PhP/SQL, and Javascript/Ajax. Sites I have built or developed for dissemination of research include:

From 2009-11 I worked with the Institute of Advanced Study to redevelop its annual reports and programmes to reach a wider academic and non-academic audience.

This page contains some of my articles related to enhancing impact, especially within the arts and humanities.

Migrating to Open Journal Systems: A simple workflow for converting old journals to OJS

Open Journal Systems (OJS) offers an excellent way to increase the impact and visibility of an academic journal, because of its metadata and database connections. However, transferring back issues of a journal published using traditional paper, static HTML, or PDF formats can be difficult. This document provides a simple workflow to guide editors through the process of migrating a journal to OJS.

Using Twitter to Monitor Realtime Engagement

Getting a research story into the broadcast media can be an important opportunity to show impact. This article explains how to use Twitter to monitor real time responses to a radio story, in order to assess the effect on a public community.

This article was first published on the LSE Impact Blog.

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This page was published on July 12, 2013 | Keywords: impact, dissemination, public engagement, REF

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