Determining the performance of large biofiltration cells in treating contaminated runoff from a slum settlement and its reuse for urban food production South Africa

This project will determine the ability of purpose-built, large-scale biofiltration cells downstream from a large informal settlement to treat contaminated runoff resulting from dysfunctional sanitation and limited urban drainage infrastructure.


Quantum Thinking for Agroecology

This research programme aims to explore the Principle of Complementarity or Wave-Particle Duality as it applies to agriculture


Progression of Accessibility Centres in higher Education for Students with disabilities in North Africa (PACES)

The aim of this project is to develop socioeconomic growth by modernising Higher Education and making it more accessible to students with special needs, thereby enabling Students with Disabilities to enter the workforce and become independent.


Co-Creating Welfare (CCW)

The project is funded by Erasmus+, the EU’s programme for education, training, youth and sport, and involves partners in Denmark, France and Portugal. As this is all about co-creation, we have practiced what we preach and have been talking to people working in welfare from the beginning and will continue to gather feedback along the way. We hope that with our help, welfare organisations across Europe will start putting these methods into action. Everyone should be involved together as a team from the beginning and all the way through.


Sustainable management of an Ethiopian rangeland for biodiversity and pastoralists

This project looks at how sustainable management of the Liben Plain enhances livelihoods and food security for 10,000 pastoralists, prevents mainland Africa’s first bird extinction and integrates biodiversity conservation into Ethiopian rangeland recovery.


Water quality performance of permeable pavements

Permeable pavements (PPS) are often the most appropriate sustainable drainage (SuDS) device for highly urbanised areas and can be used for parking areas, low speed roads and landscaped areas.


Breaking Educational Barriers with Contextualised, Pervasive and Gameful Learning (BEACONING)

BEACONING sets a forefront in multifaceted education technologies through large-scale piloting of a digital learning platform that blend physical and digital spaces.


RE-designing Access to Cultural Heritage for a wider participation in preservation, (re-)use and management of European culture (REACH)

The three-year REACH project will establish a Social Platform as a sustainable space for meeting, discussion and collaboration by a wide-ranging network of all those with a stake in research and practice in the field of culture and cultural heritage. 


The ‘Prosper’ programme – researching business support for cultural and creative organisations

The Prosper programme aims to strengthen the resilience and investment readiness of arts organisations, museums and libraries in England.


Exploring the Impacts of Brexit for Protected Food Names PFN in the UK

This research aims to explore the potential impacts and opportunities associated with Brexit for UK Protected Food Name Schemes (PFNs), and to create policy recommendations at the UK member state and national devolved scale for the future governance of PFNs.


Austerity Retail in Britain

This project from the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR) aims to critically examine the emergence of what we call ‘austerity retail’ initiatives amidst rising food poverty in Britain. These include ‘social supermarkets’ and other forms of ‘community shop’ offering highly discounted products, and often making use of ‘surplus’ or ‘rejected’ foods which would otherwise be thrown away. 


How do EV adopters make decisions? Understanding their behaviours and exploring the strategic role of brands for CBiS

This study aims to assess whether an alternative approach of new market entrants, such as Tesla, in marketing the EV as a desirable gadget, badge of honour and ‘must-have’ brand, is likely to bring about mass adoption and a step-change in sales.


Special Interest Group in Particulate Matter Filtration Flows in Automotive and Marine Applications

This Special Interest Group (part of the UK Fluids network) brings together industry, academia and policy makers to boost research in filtration flows in automotive and marine applications.


Payday futures: sub-prime credit markets in transition?

The project investigated the impact of the regulation of UK payday loans or High-Cost, Short-Term Credit (HCSTC) and how this is reshaping credit markets for borrowers.


BOND - Bringing Organisations and Network Development to Higher Levels in the Farming Sector in Europe

The aim of this project is to reach higher levels of organisation and networking, and develop a healthier, and more productive and harmonious farming sector in Europe for the long term.


Life on the Breadline: Christianity, Poverty and Politics in the 21st Century city

The aim of this project is to understand how the social context resulting from the 'age of austerity' has affected Christian engagement with poverty in the UK and the theological motivations, which underpin it. 


REcovery the CRisis through Entrepreneurial ATtitudE - RECREATE

RECREATE aims to foster the creation of links between higher education, research and business, and the acquisition of transversal and entrepreneurial attitude among young researchers and students, in order to contribute to recovery of the current economic crisis.


Training in Social Impact Management for Social Enterprise Mentors and Policy Makers

Workshop in response to the Mexican Government’s belief to tackle the economic and social development challenges that the country faces requiring innovative and financially sustainable initiatives which intentionally look to solve social or environmental problems.


Positioning Brazil the Global Creative Economy

Unlocking the potential of the Creative Economy involves promoting the overall creativity of societies, affirming the distinctive identity of the places where it flourishes, enhancing local image and prestige and strengthening the resources for imagining diverse new futures.


BiLex: A Psycholinguistic Database for Bilingual Children

BiLex is the first database compiled from textbooks used in bilingual education and provides word translations, pronunciations, spelling and psycholinguistic values. The database will provide the basis for the development of teaching and research material.