Making voices heard: Exploring opportunities and challenges of technology use for people with disabilities to engage in politics

This project investigates how technological tools, such as social media, may support or constrain people with disabilities in the development of their political interests and careers.

Addressing inequality, enhancing diversity and facilitating greater dialogue in the hosting of sporting mega events (EventRights)

The EventRights project will explore and produce recommendations as to how major sporting events (MSEs) can influence MSE organising committees and other stakeholders to ensure that progressive social opportunities to address inequality, enhance diversity. 

Knowledgeable, comprehensive and fully integrated smart solution for resilient, sustainable and optimised transport operations (KEYSTONE)

The overall goal of KEYSTONE is to support the development of a sustainable, efficient, and safe transport system, allowing enforcement authorities to access data for the purpose of compliance with rules applied in the transport of goods and passengers.

Your money, your life: Lived experiences of young people’s borrowing

This research will explore young people’s (aged 18-24) lived experience of borrowing, their use of credit and perceptions of their current (and of their future) financial vulnerability. Young people will actively participate in designing solutions to reduce their financial vulnerability.

Do higher public and private debt levels benefit the wealthy?

This study will be the first to investigate empirically whether rising levels of UK public and household debt benefit the wealthy and thus widen the gap between the ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’.

Co-designing Digital Strategies for the Museum and Education Sectors

The objective is to investigate the challenges and ‘good digital practice’ activities undertaken by museums, primarily with schools, during the pandemic.

An agent-based modelling simulation on nudging recycling behaviour for novel materials: A case study for bioplastics

This project examines in what ways a nudge recycling campaign influences the disposal behaviour of bioplastics in higher education (HE) students.

Tackling loneliness and social isolation: An evaluation of the Chatty Café Scheme services

This research project is designed to explore the impact of the Chatty Café Services. To explore how people perceive these services, the difference they make in people’s lives and to understand if there are ways in which these services can be improved.

Reducing Financial Vulnerability within Birmingham's Muslim Community

A research project led by the Centre for Business in Society aiming to Reduce Financial Vulnerability within Birmingham's Muslim Community.