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University researchers talk about what inspires them

Watch this video montage of university researchers talking about what inspires them to do research.
JON COPLEY: I study life at the bottom of the ocean - the very deep ocean.
DRAGANA MLADENOVIC: I’m a Roman archaeologist, so I look at how Romans interacted with peoples they conquered.
FILIPPO FAZI: Well, I work on sound, and I try to understand how sound is generated– how it propagates in an environment.
LIZ CLUETT: I research women’s experience of birth.
WILL JENNINGS: Looking at how voters - how the public evaluate the competence of political parties.
RUTH BARTLETT: I’ve researched mainly the lives of people who have dementia.
DAVID READ: So my aim is to get involved in education research - to find ways to collect evidence, to find out what works and what doesn’t work.
FILIPPO FAZI: What inspires me to undertake research?
RUTH BARTLETT: It was about trying to make a difference.
DRAGANA MLADENOVIC: Well, I’ve always been curious.
JON COPLEY: I’ve always been fascinated by the unknown.
LIZ CLUETT: I was a practicing midwife, and I care for women.
FILIPPO FAZI: It was curiosity. Isn’t it fascinating to try and understand what is the physical underpinnings of this phenomena?
DAVID READ: So educators can make informed decisions about what to do in the classroom.
DRAGANA MLADENOVIC: And research is one of the ways of finding things out.
WILL JENNINGS: Influence the views they hold about the world.
FILIPPO FAZI: Using all this knowledge in a creative manner to create devices and new things and advance the technology.
DAVID READ: So we can publish this and share it with the wider community.
DRAGANA MLADENOVIC: And the pleasure of finally cracking it is quite unique.

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