Research Projects

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Error Network Completed Projects

Centre for Dance Research

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.


Europeana Space Completed Projects

Centre for Dance Research

Europeana Space aims to increase and enhance the creative industries' use of Europeana (the European platform for cultural heritage) and other online collections of digital cultural content, by delivering a range of digitised resources to support their engagement.


Innovative designs of sustainable agro-hydro-health systems Completed Projects

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience

Under the Researcher Links scheme offered within the Newton Fund, the British Council and Akademi Sains Malaysia will be holding a 5-day workshop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia commencing on 31 July 2017. The workshop is being coordinated by Professor Sue Charlesworth (Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience, Coventry University) and Associate Professor Dr. Abdul Halim Ghazali (Universiti Putra Malaysia), and will have contributions from other leading researchers. The workshop will explore the following research topics in relation to ‘off-grid’ communities.


Somatic Performance Practices: Sandra Reeve and Ecological Movement Completed Projects

Centre for Dance Research

Developing a UK case study on somatic practices in performance, whilst drawing out information on ‘context’ as an aspect of somatic practices in performance.


Revisiting Dublin Contemporary Dance Theatre Archives Completed Projects

Centre for Dance Research

This project revisits and develops sections from ‘Lunar Parables', choreographed by Sara and Jerry Pearson.


Invisible Difference Completed Projects

Centre for Dance Research

Invisible Difference brings together researchers from two different disciplines, dance and law and draws on concepts and methods from the arts and social sciences.


Civic Epistemologies Completed Projects

Centre for Dance Research

The Civic Epistemologies project is about the participation of citizens in research on cultural heritage and humanities.


The Library of Processes Completed Projects

Centre for Dance Research

This project investigates the various ways in which artists document reflections and experiences of working within an artist venue.


Plastic Litter Surveying on Coventry Canal Completed Projects

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience

A survey of the Coventry canal to determine the extent and types of plastic pollution.


Sustainable management of an Ethiopian rangeland for biodiversity and pastoralists Completed Projects

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience

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.


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. We plan to use the findings from this project as a platform to explore a larger research project on austerity retail initiatives in the particular context of food poverty in Coventry.


Blooms for Bees Completed Projects

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience

Blooms for Bees aims to promote bee-friendly gardening and encourage citizen scientists from across the UK to explore the presence and floral preferences of bumblebees in their gardens and allotments.


SILTFLUX Completed Projects

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience

The SILTFLUX project aims to unravel pollution challenges for a set of Irish rivers.


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).


Water quality performance of permeable pavements Completed Projects

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience

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.


Quantum Thinking for Agroecology Completed Projects

Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience

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


Digital Dance Archives Completed Projects

Centre for Dance Research

This AHRC-funded project provided public access, via one web platform, to several distinct dance collections from the NRCD.


Motion Bank Completed Projects

Centre for Dance Research

The main focus of this project is the creation of online digital scores, to be made publicly available via the Motion Bank website.


In the Dancer’s Mind Completed Projects

Centre for Dance Research

A study into creativity in contemporary dance.


Renewal, Innovation and Change: Heritage and European Society (RICHES) Completed Projects

Centre for Dance Research

RICHES is a research project about the change that digital technologies are bringing to our society, culture and heritage. 


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