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BEACONING

BEACONING sets a forefront in multifaceted education technologies through large-scale piloting of a digital learning platform that blend physical and digital spaces. As innovation action strategies, pilots combine opportunities for new ICTs in multiple ways that merge learning acquired in formal, non-formal and informal means, developing the skills for today’s abled and disabled learners and workforce.


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, to ensure safe, productive water supporting sustainable livelihoods through food production.


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

Ultimately, 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 to become independent and economically less disadvantaged.


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.


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.


Quantum Thinking for Agroecology

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


RIPPLE: Respiratory Innovation Promoting a Positive Life Experience

RIPPLE: Respiratory Innovation Promoting a Positive Life Experience


A Critical Evaluation of the Added Value of Boards of Directors Through a Multiple Agency Theory Lens. Empirical Evidence of English and Belgian Listed Companies

A critical evaluation of the added value of boards of directors through a multiple agency theory lens. Empirical evidence of English and Belgian listed companies.


The Automotive R&D Infrastructure in the UK

Mapping UK automotive R&D infrastructure and capability against future technology roadmaps to support strategic investment.


Young People’s Understanding of Sexual Consent and Sexual Exploitation

Research seeking to explore young people’s understanding of sexual consent, using qualitative research methods. 


The forgotten half million: new measures to assess mental health outcomes in adults with autism

Developing new measures to enable service providers to assess depression and suicidality in adults with autism, and establish national prevalence of these in the UK to inform policy.


Early Cancer Detection Consortium

Early Cancer Detection Consortium - Systematic Reviews to Underpin the Development of a Generic Blood Test for Cancer 


InoCardia: Novel human-cell based assay for assessment of cardiovascular liability

InoCardia: Novel human-cell based assay for assessment of cardiovascular liability.


Through the eyes of children, young people and families - Evaluation of the model of care delivered by WellChild Nurses

Through the Eyes of Children, Young People and Families - An evaluation of the Model of Care Delivered by WellChild Nurses.


ComMent: Social Enterprise Training for Community Mental Health Care

The purpose of the ComMent project is to create educational resources for entrepreneurial skills development tailored to the identified mental health professionals” needs.


Developing and Evaluating a Web-Based Self-Management Programme: iHOPE for Cancer Survivors

A mixed methods approach was used to obtain both qualitative feedback from interviews, forums and survey free text responses and quantitative information from usability surveys and quality of life, mental health and wellbeing outcome data.


Gyrodrive Original Equipment Development

In this project, Coventry University has joined with GKN Hybrid Power, GKN AutoStructures, S&S Windings and Alexander Dennis Limited, to develop a Gyrodrive sytem solution that will be optimised for fitment to buses as original equipment.


Demonstrating Quality of Life Impacts: Home Improvement Loans for those Experiencing Financial Exclusion

Demonstrating Quality of Life Impacts: Home Improvement Loans for those Experiencing Financial Exclusion


Error Network

The overall objective is to set up a Research Network that will hold two workshop/laboratories and a symposium to identify important research questions concerning how dance research and human-computer interaction (HCI) can inform each other through consideration of error, ambiguity and 'messiness' as methodological tools.