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CARNIVAL Project

CARNIVAL is a research project that examines the impact of cultural and sporting ‘mega-events’, including (but not limited to) the World Cup, the Commonwealth Games, the Olympics, Mardi Gras, Glastonbury and the Rio Carnival.


Beyond fear and hate: mobilising people power to create a new narrative on migration and diversity Project

Across Europe political and media debates on migration and diversity have become increasingly negative. There is growing evidence that narratives of fear and hate have moved from fringe positions to occupy the mainstream, changing the terms of the debate in many countries. This project explores who is driving dominant narratives on migration and diversity and their purpose.


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

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


Managing the migration crisis? Undocumented migrants and refugees at Europe’s southern border Project

Over recent years, hundreds of thousands of people have crossed the Mediterranean to Italy as part of what has come to be known as Europe’s ‘migration crisis’. An intensification of controls on international population movements has taken place both at sea and after arrival. This project seeks to better understand what the impact of attempts by EU institutions and national governments to manage the crisis has been on migrants’ status and journeys. It serves to document the ongoing crisis through the experiences of newly arrived migrants and refugees.


Promoting ethical flowers for improved working conditions in supply chains: The disconnect between increased certification and poor purchaser knowledge Project

 This project examines how the promotion of ethical flowers can contribute to improved working conditions in supply chains.


Optimisable system-level thermal models for power electronic converters Project

This project is focused on the design of reliable yet efficient thermal models underpinning an optimal design framework for power electronic converters. Due to the high number of times these models must be evaluated during the optimisation process, they are required to be of low computational cost (so-called ‘optimisable’).


Blooms for Bees Project

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.


Innovative designs of sustainable agro-hydro-health systems Project

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.


Sustainable flood resilience in refugee camps; combining sustainable drainage with WASH Project

The aim of this to identify and redress issues affecting resilience to flooding in refugee camps.


Soft Skills for Hard Hats Project

Soft Skills for Hard Hats project will create online, semi immersive interactive scenarios aimed at first level construction supervisors to help develop soft skills. The project focuses on 4 different soft skills: teamwork, communication, leadership and problem solving.


Centre for Postdigital Cultures Launched News

On Wednesday the 7th of February, the Centre for Postdigital Cultures (CPC), a new Faculty Research Centre at Coventry University, held it’s ‘soft’ launch in the form a day-long event on the top floor of the Lanchester Library, where the CPC is now based. As part of this event we held workshops in the morning with the researchers, students and research associates that together make up the CPC, in order to collectively outline some of the values, politics and potentialities we would like to promote as a research centre.


Rukshanda Naz Alumnus Reflection News

I am an activist in the Pakistani women’s movement since the early 1990s. A lawyer by profession, I also worked with a number of NGOs on issues of violence against women and children and on women’s empowerment programs. My work for peace started with issues of Afghan Refugees and peace movements for India and Pakistan.  As a professional, I have served one of the country’s leading civil society organizations for women’s rights, Aurat Foundation, as Resident Director from May 1993-May 2008 and Chief Operating Officer May 2008-Oct 2009.


The Conversation Articles by CAWR News

Our researchers have been busy writing for The Conversation and on this page you will be able to read the latest articles. The Conversation is a hugely popular and influential platform for academic comment.


CAWR Newsletter News

In each monthly edition of our newsletters, we will be asking one of our researchers in CAWR to shed some light on their research.


Special Interest Group (SIG) News

Special Interest Group (SIG) within EPSRC-funded UK Fluids Network, entitled "Flow, deformation, and reaction patterns in porous media"


Object Detecting and Tracking in Medical X-ray Images Studentships

This project is to develop a real-time detection method for catheters and guidewires in medical X-ray images, which will be used in image guidance application for cardiac catheterization intervention.


Religious Health Interventions in Behavioural Sciences (RHIBS) Project

Investigators aim to create a foundational, shared language for researchers and practitioners to rigorously develop and evaluate religiously integrated health interventions.


REACH Project

The upcoming three-year REACH project will establish a Social Platform as a sustainable space for meeting, discussion and collaboration by a wide-ranging network of development bodies, tourism, education, creative industries, policy-makers, cultural heritage professionals, academic experts, arts practitioners, professionals in archives and galleries, and associations, local societies and interest groups representative of non-professionals– all those with a stake in research and practice in the field of culture and cultural heritage (CH). 


How do EV adopters make decisions? Understanding their behaviours and exploring the strategic role of brands for CBiS Project

Targeting electric vehicles (EVs) at ‘consumers with a conscience’ has yet to result in widespread adoption of this technology. This study aims to assess whether an alternative approach of new market entrants, such as Tesla, in marketing the EV as a desirable gadget, badge of honour and ‘must-have’ brand, is likely to bring about mass adoption and a step-change in sales.


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