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Marcus takes Duffy North

Marcus North: Australian first-class cricketer, the first player of any nationality to represent six different counties and now Director of Cricket for Durham Cricket Club since 2018. Marcus and Maurice discuss openly the challenges of life in lock-down, keeping a positive mindset, being productive and preparing for the new normal.  Recorded on 7/5/2020

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Professor educates Doctor

The always brilliant and interesting Prof. John Macintyre guides Dr Maurice Duffy through the 4 months of isolation he has endured, life and news. A podcast that provides us with some great insights. Recorded on 23/4/2020 John is the Dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences, and Pro Vice Chancellor at the University of Sunderland. He has worked at the University of Sunderland since 1992, having graduated from the University with a First Class Honours Degree in Combined Science (Computer Science and Physiology). He then went on to complete a PhD in applied artificial intelligence, focusing on the use of neural networks in predictive maintenance, which was awarded in 1996. During the 1990s John established a research centre – the Centre for Adaptive Systems – at the University, which became recognised by the UK government as a Centre of Excellence for applied research in adaptive computing and artificial intelligence. The Centre undertook many projects working with and for external organisations in industry, science and academia, and for three years ran the Smart Software for Decision Makers programme on behalf of the Department of Trade and Industry. John has successfully supervised PhDs in fields ranging from neural networks, hybrid systems, and…

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Ebony & Duffy in harmony …

Ebony Rainford-Brent is a retired English cricketer who was the first black woman to play for the England team. She talks to Dr Maurice Duffy about overcoming the adversities she faced in the day as a non Caucasian woman from humble origins and how she is training her mindset today to cope with the current pandemic and the new challenges it is imposing on life.

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