Research Projects

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ReACHyn: Recent Atmospheric Change and the Hydrology of the Niger Current Projects

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience

This project aims to quantify the temporal changes of flow patterns in the River Niger. 


The Neurostimulation of Belief Current Projects

Centre for Advances in Behavioural Science

The aim of this project is to examine the cognitive and neural mechanisms that underlie beliefs in the supernatural using non-invasive brain stimulation.


PEGASO: Personalised Guidance Services for Optimising Lifestyle in Teenagers Current Projects

Challenging teenagers in their own fields and areas of interest, PEGASO aims at promoting a sustainable change towards healthy lifestyles, with a holistic and multidisciplinary approach.


Pre-school screening for literacy difficulties: A new test of speech rhythm sensitivity Current Projects

Centre for Advances in Behavioural Science

A project to produce and validate an assessment of speech rhythm sensitivity that is suitable for pre-literate children in Reception year and to administer this assessment along with a battery of emergent literacy measures – both concurrently and longitudinally – to examine whether sensitivity to speech rhythm is predictive of early literacy development.


REPLACE I & II Current Projects

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

Researching Female Genital mutilation (FGM) intervention programmes linked to African communities in the EU.


Novel Swarm Intelligence Algorithms: Application to Bioinformatics and System Biology Current Projects

Promoting the development of the field of computational intelligence and applications in the UK, in particular, swarm intelligence and evolutionary computation.


Niche Vehicle Network (Light Niche) Current Projects

Aligning the scope of the competition by delivering weight reduction in the powertrain systems of road-going niche vehicles.  


METPEX Current Projects

Institute for Future Transport & Cities

METPEX is a research project funded in the context of the 7th Framework Programme of the EU, aiming to develop and evaluate a standardised tool to measure passenger experience across whole journeys.


MASELTOV - Mobile Assistance for the Social Inclusion and Empowerment of Immigrants with Persuasive Learning Technologies and Social Network Services Current Projects

MASELTOV - Mobile Assistance for the Social Inclusion and Empowerment of Immigrants with Persuasive Learning Technologies and Social Network Services.


MAGELLAN - A Multimodal Authoring and Gaming Environment for Location based collaborative Adventures Current Projects

MAGELLAN - A Multimodal Authoring and Gaming Environment for Location based collaborative Adventures.


Linking Jobs and Poverty in Cities Current Projects

Centre for Business in Society

This project aims to evaluate the UK and international evidence to help identify the most effective local level approaches which can link poor households to jobs that enable them to move out of poverty. 


Identifying and Understanding Inequalities in Child Welfare Intervention Rates Current Projects

Centre for Innovative Research Across the Life Course

This Nuffield Foundation funded project aims to detail the relationship of deprivation, policy and other factors to inequalities in key child welfare intervention rates through separate and comparative studies in the four UK countries.


Future Flight Deck Project Current Projects

Institute for Future Transport & Cities

Developing new pilot-centred interface technologies to improve situation awareness, decision making and improve the availability of aircraft in adverse weather. 


Fundamental Movement Skills, Physical Activity and Obesity in British Children Current Projects

Centre for Sport, Exercise and Life Sciences

Dr Michael Duncan's project to understand how early development of fundamental movement skills might impact on physical activity and body fatness in British children.


FOODMETRES Completed Projects

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience

This FP7 funded project assesses both the environmental and the socio-economic impacts of food chains.


Faith Based Conflict Prevention Current Projects

Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

The aim of this project is to understand the role of churches and other faith groups in helping to spot early signs of violence and to stop it from happening. Examples in Nigeria and the Solomon Islands will be observed. 


Exploring Understanding of Sexual Consent Amongst Young People Current Projects

Centre for Innovative Research Across the Life Course

The overall aim of this research was to explore young people’s views on sexual consent, investigating how contexts affect the understanding and ability to consent, and beginning to explore the influence of social differences on attitudes towards consent.


Excluded Voices: Democratising Agricultural Research Current Projects

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience

The aim of the Excluded Voices project is to identify and support processes that can help democratise the governance of food and agricultural research. The project combines participatory methodologies and institutional innovations to make excluded voices count in food and agricultural policy-making. 


EFFECT Current Projects

Centre for Advances in Behavioural Science

The EFFECT project will provide EU policy-makers with a definitive body of knowledge concerning the nature, extent and impact of gun enabled crime (gec), the effectiveness of interventions aimed at combating gec and the cross-border sharing of ballistic intelligence.


Evaluation of the Master Gardener Programme Current Projects

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience | Centre for Business in Society

The Master Gardener programme is a volunteer support network, proving free local advice and support about growing food to local people and communities.


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