Want to connect with your research? Try rapping it

Press/Media: Research

Period18 Apr 2018

Media coverage


Media coverage

  • TitleWant to connect with your research? Try rapping it
    Media name/outletTimes Higher Education
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionPublic health academic, Marisa de Andrade, says studies must speak the same language as their subjects.

    Academics typically rely on a journal article to call for a shift in their discipline’s research agenda. But for Marisa de Andrade, it seemed much more fitting to use a hip hop song. The verses of Being Human, the result of the Measuring Humanity project led by Dr de Andrade at the University of Edinburgh, argue that public health researchers will fail to genuinely capture the perspectives of the communities that they are studying if they rely on traditional approaches such as surveys and interviews. Dr de Andrade, lecturer in health, science and society at Edinburgh, believes that academics should use media that connect with their subjects – such as hip hop.
    PersonsMarisa De Andrade