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. 

UKRI GCRF South-South Migration, Inequality and Development Hub

The potential of South-South migration contributing to development and delivery of the SDGs is widely acknowledged but remains unrealised, largely due to existing inequalities at the global, national and local levels which determine who is (and is not) able to migrate.

(En)gendering international protection? 'Refugee women', gender and the global politics of asylum

Working with partners in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, France, Turkey, South Africa and the UK, this research explores the extent and ways in which gendered experiences of forced migration are reflected in the laws, policy and practice of refugee-receiving countries

Exploring unarmed civilian self-protection in Cameroon's Anglophone conflict

This research investigates community-led initiatives of unarmed civilian protection in the ongoing ‘Anglophone conflict’ in Cameroon.


The MyCoventry project is an initiative that supports Coventry as a ‘City of Peace and Reconciliation’, by welcoming non-EU and EEA National newcomers and giving them the opportunity to make a meaningful and positive contribution to the community.

Minorities on Campus: Discrimination, Equality, and Politics of Nationalism in Indian HE

This research network, at its very heart, is conceptualised as a response to students' activism for equality and rights. In doing so we address issues around sustained inequality and discrimination as experienced by minorities and women on Indian campuses.

The Better Place Index

The Better Place Index (BPI) is a global measure for peace, prosperity and sustainability. It also identifies if governments do a good job.


'BRIEFCASE project' workshop is based on 10 years’ experience by the Geomining Museum, in Madrid. This innovative project creates the opportunity for learning about minerals through hands-on experience, specifically targeting 6-14 year old students and their teachers.

Modest Fashion in UK Women’s Working Life

This project looks at how religiously-related modest fashion and associated behaviours impact on UK women's working lives – regardless of their own religious community or beliefs.

Evaluation of “CEJI – a Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe”

This project will contribute to the review and further development of CEJI’s strategy, aims and objectives.

Visualising early warning and preparedness in civilian protection: Investigating local vernaculars of community adaptations to insecurity

The overall aim is to investigate the under-studied topic of community signs, symbols and culturally specific communications for gathering, sharing, and responding, in the face of threats of violence.

Hidden hardship: everyday experiences, coping strategies, and barriers to wellbeing in rural Britain

To understand lived experiences of people in hardship in the rural North Cotswolds

Enacting solidarity, ritual and collective emotions in a Black Lives Matter protest: An affective practices and virtual reality analysis

Black Lives Matter protests following the murder of George Floyd spread quickly in 2020 to include many cities and towns outside the United States. Indepth investigation of these protests will provide insights into how and why it is important for people to enact complex shared emotions as part of a physical and psychological group. 

Proactive community adaptation to climate change through social transformation and behavioural change

PRO-CLIMATE aims to investigate the drivers and barriers to behavioural change, explore pathways towards achieving effective governance and organisational improvements for example in processes and procedures, to enable and enhance climate resilience.

Designing ‘safe spaces’ for black children and young people in care placements with an emphasis on identity and voice

This project seeks to address the lack of research into the lived experiences of Black children and young people in care placements by creating 'safe spaces' for them and promoting their voice and discussion of their identity and culture.

Resilience Beyond Observed Capabilities - RBOC Network Plus

The RBOC (Resilience Beyond Observed Capabilities) Network Plus will create new knowledge, new capabilities and new opportunities for collaboration to help the UK prepare for security threats in the coming decades.

STEM and Belief in UK and USA Higher Education

To promote meaningful university STEM opportunities for underrepresented belief groups, this mixed methods project seeks to better understand how to foster STEM environments inclusive of belief diversity.

Digital British Islam

This research project will push the boundaries of existing research on digital religion. It will map and interrogate the impact of Cyber Islamic Environment (CIE) exchanges on everyday life.

For a fee: the recruitment of migrant domestic workers

This project explores how male and female migrant workers are able to most effectively challenge exploitative labour recruiters, with research conducted globally, but especially in Qatar and Nepal.

Refugee resettlement: politics, practices, rhetoric

This project explores resettlement in countries of destination as well in those which host large numbers of forcibly displaced persons. Drawing evidence from a select group of case-studies, we analyse the ways in which the politics of resettlement are translated on the ground through the practices and narratives of the staff of intermediary organisations such as UNHCR, IOM and the NGOs involved in resettlement; and government officials as well as their main respective donor governments. Using decolonising methodologies, we also aim to study the intertwined narratives, storytelling and rhetoric about resettlement of the women and men who have been forcibly displaced.