New publications written by Goodenough College Alumni

The range of titles produced by Goodenough Alumni illustrates the breadth of talent to have emerged from the College. Many thanks to the authors who have come forward to let us know about their work and to those who have volunteered to give live book talks later this year. Look out for information and dates for your diary.

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The Success Trap: Why Good People Stay in Jobs They Don’t Like and How to Break Free by Amina Aitsi-Selmi (Kogan Page, 2021)

Dr Amina Aitsi-Selmi MBBChir MA(cantab) MRCP MPH MFPH PhD FRSA was a College Member from 2008-13. She is currently Director of Next Generation Coaching and Consulting Ltd and Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Epidemiology and Public Health Department at University College London.

The Success Trap builds on Dr Aitsi-Selmi’s years of experience as a physician, in healthcare policy, and coaching and consulting with hundreds of individuals and organisations. Combining her personal expertise with scientific research – including Google’s Project Aristotle and the Global Happiness Council’s Workplace Wellbeing report – it provides insights and useful takeaways for anyone who dreams of escaping a job they hate or a toxic workplace situation.

The principles outlined in the book aim to help people to navigate career choices, to discover their passions, overcome self-doubt and live a happier and more fulfilled life.

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Equality, Liberty’s Lost Twin a Short History of Ideas From Rousseau to Rawls Kenneth Lawing Penegar (Algora Publishing, 2021)

Prof Kenneth Lawing Penegar studied at the universities of North Carolina (Chapel Hill); Yale; and the London School of Economics and Political Science (whilst living at London House in 1958). He went on to a distinguished career as a law professor, serving on the faculties of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, the University of Tennessee (Dean for fifteen years), and Southern Methodist University (Dallas), where he holds emeritus status.

Prof Penegar’s book focuses on what we mean by equality, and on what the American Founders had in mind. It presents a composite picture of both historic and contemporary understandings of the ideal of equality and of the policy initiatives undertaken to advance the ideal.

Looking at the work of historians, philosophers and social scientists, Penegar examines the complex relationship between equality and liberty over almost three centuries. In doing so he addresses a number of questions such as why there is still such a disparity in incomes and how differences in access to health care or the protections of the law among different groups of people have come to be justified. By examining these questions he shows how equality has managed to define and assert itself over time

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Clinical and Biomedical Engineering in the Human Nose: a Computational Fluid Dynamics Approach, edited by Kiao Inthavong, Narinder Singh, Eugene Wong and Jiyuan Tu (Springer, 2021)

Dr Narinder Singh (Goodenough Alumnus 2005-08) is the Chief of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at Westmead Hospital in Sydney and Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at The University of Sydney. Dr Singh specialises in Rhinology (surgery of the nose, sinuses and anterior skull base) and has a special interest in the use of computation fluid dynamics (CFD) and artificial intelligence (AI) in clinical Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgery.

This reference book summarises the latest research on clinical rhinology, otolaryngology, and respiratory physiology and provides expert insights into clinical and computation approaches. It focuses on advanced research topics, such as virtual surgery, AI-assisted clinical applications and therapy, as well as the latest computational modelling techniques, controversies, challenges and future directions in simulation using CFD software.

Presenting perspectives and insights from computational experts and clinical specialists (ENT), combined with technical details of the computational modelling techniques from engineers, this reference book aims to give direction to and inspire future research in this emerging field.

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