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Collaborate to Train

Collaborate to Train is a three-year project that will engage with over 250 local small businesses and support them to increase their involvement in the education and workforce training system.


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

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.


Innovative designs of sustainable agro-hydro-health systems

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.


(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


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

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


Optimisable system-level thermal models for power electronic converters

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’).


How does diagnosis of dyslexia impact on identity, self-belief and reading progress in children and adults?

This study aims to contribute towards a better understanding of the impact of identifying dyslexia in children and adults.  Of specific interest is the effect on identity, self-belief and reading progress in light of the age at which a learner is identified as dyslexic.


Blooms for Bees

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.


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

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


Multi-disciplinary evaluation of sexual assault referral centres for better health (MESARCH)

This research project will evaluate Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) across England in terms of benefits and costs to service users and survivors of sexual assault and rape.


Curious Stories

This was a programme for reception and year 1 classes in which children were encouraged to develop oral and written language skills through storytelling and understanding of other times and places.


Innovation to Support Those at Risk of Falling

This project aimed to identify areas of good practice, service innovation and whole system thinking within falls prevention and response service delivery across the region, involving practitioners to evaluate practice and highlight best practice service delivery. 


National Action Plans on Women, Peace and Security

The Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR - Coventry University) and the Institute of British - Irish Studies (IBIS- University College Dublin), supported by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)'s Science for Peace and Security Programme, will convene a two–day expert Advanced Research Workshop entitled ‘National Action Plans (NAPs) on Women, Peace and Security’ at the National University of Ireland in Dublin, on 11 and 12 May 2016. 


The British Council Coventry University Pharmacoeconomics Programme (BCCUPP)

The aim of this development programme is to build upon the expertise, knowledge and skills of the pharmacy workforce in Egypt. In recent years, the economic evaluation of pharmaceutical technologies has become an important issue for many health care systems, worldwide. This collaboration will help transfer knowledge and skills from the team at Coventry University to academics working in Egypt and pharmacists in select Egyptian hospitals.


General Practice Nursing: Leadership for Quality

The team were commissioned to undertake an academic evaluation and impact assessment of the Delivering Quality in General Practice Project and produce a targeted evaluation report on the outcomes, detailing findings and recommendations.


An Evaluation of Bringing Hope's Second Chance Damascus Programme

The Damascus Road Second Chance Programme (DRSP) is a Personal Social Development programme delivered by Bringing Hope, a Christian organisation based in Birmingham.


Somatic Performance Practices: Sandra Reeve and Ecological Movement

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


PETALS 2 (FGM Webapp for professionals)

This project builds on an FGM information webapp that was successfully developed for young people by Coventry University.


Understanding young people in Coventry’s knowledge, attitudes, perceptions, behaviours, and influences in relation to the use of contraception, the use of contraception services and to pregnancy

Understanding young people in Coventry’s knowledge, attitudes, perceptions, behaviours, and influences in relation to the use of contraception, the use of contraception services and to pregnancy


An investigation of the impact of multi-platform media coverage of the 2012 London Paralympic Games and the 2015 Toronto Parapan American Games upon perceptions of disability (LONTOR)

The main objectives of the London-Toronto (LONTOR) project were to obtain a better understanding of the nuanced and sometimes conflicting attitudes towards disability and media/technology use in the context of mega-sport events.