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Deprivation and Inequalities in Children's Services Interventions Completed Projects

The aim of this study was to examine the role of deprivation in explaining differences in key children’s services’ outcomes between and within local authorities (LAs).


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

Institute for Future Transport & Cities

The group's focus is particulate matter filtration flows, in aftertreatment and other systems. With rapidly tightening emissions regulations for land and sea transport, this research area urgently needs a boost, which will be facilitated by bringing together industry and academia, as well as traditionally separated marine and automotive research communities.


Payday futures: sub-prime credit markets in transition? Completed Projects

Centre for Business in Society

The project will investigate the impact of the regulation of High-Cost, Short-Term Credit (HCSTC) and how this is reshaping credit markets. Join the discussion on Twitter using #Paydayfutures


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

Centre for Business in Society

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


Austerity Retail in Britain Completed Projects

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience

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. 


STARGATE Current Projects

Centre for Data Science

Reducing the amount of instrument cabling on turbine engines is key to more efficient testing, and will enable reduced wiring weight and complexity on production engines in the future.


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

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

The aim of the ‘Life on the Breadline…’ 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, in order to facilitate the development of better informed government policy and more effective faith-based activism thereby reducing urban social exclusion and inequality. 


ÜberReste. Strategien des Bleibens in den darstellenden Künsten (On Remnants and Vestiges. Strategies of Remaining in the Performing Arts) Current Projects

Centre for Dance Research

The project investigates the challenges inherent in remaining and preserving in the fields of dance, music theatre and performance that otherwise operate under the primacy of presence. 


IFS - The Intervention Toolkit Current Projects

Centre for Global Learning: Education and Attainment

This project will produce a coherent system, supported by data analytics, to identify students at risk of underachievement at four UK institutions, and offer solutions in the form of appropriate, high quality academic interventions to ensure those students continue and succeed.


REcovery the CRisis through Entrepreneurial ATtitudE - RECREATE Current Projects

International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship

REcovery the CRisis through Entrepreneurial ATtitudE - RECREATE - aims to foster:

  • the creation of links between higher education, research and business especially at regional level, and
  • the acquisition of transversal and entrepreneurial attitude among young researchers and students, in order to contribute to recovery of the current economic crisis.

Furthermore, RECREATE aims to stimulate the acquisition of key competences, such as creativity and digital skills through innovative learning environments such as, open educational resources and flexible learning approaches.


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

International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship

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 Current Projects

International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship

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


Curious Stories Current Projects


How does diagnosis of dyslexia impact on identity, self-belief and reading progress in children and adults? Current Projects

This study aims to contribute towards a better understanding of the impact of identifying dyslexia in children and adults.  Of specific interest is the effect on identity, self-belief and reading progress in light of the age at which a learner is identified as dyslexic.


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

Centre for Business in Society

Targeting electric vehicles (EVs) at ‘consumers with a conscience’ has yet to result in widespread adoption of this technology. 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.


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

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience

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.


HEED Refugee

Centre for Data Science

The Humanitarian Engineering and Energy for Displacement (HEED) project aims to increase the access of forcibly displaced people to affordable and sustainable energy.


REACH Current Projects

Centre for Dance Research

The upcoming three-year REACH project will establish a Social Platform as a sustainable space for meeting, discussion and collaboration by a wide-ranging network of development bodies, tourism, education, creative industries, policy-makers, cultural heritage professionals, academic experts, arts practitioners, professionals in archives and galleries, and associations, local societies and interest groups representative of non-professionals– all those with a stake in research and practice in the field of culture and cultural heritage (CH). 


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