New Research Projects - Spring 2018

Posted by ajw108 at Mar 22, 2018 03:05 PM |
New research projects within the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities.

School of Arts

Fowler, Corinne Heritage Lottery Fund (£99,680) and Arts Council England (£58,331) ‘Colonial Countryside: English Country Houses Reinterpreted’. A national child-led writing and history project in collaboration with the National Trust and Peepal Tree Press. Colonial Countryside assembles primary pupils, writers, heritage professionals and historians to make country houses’ Caribbean and East India Company connections better known. 100 pupils will visit 10 country houses and attend a conference at the University of Leicester during Literary Leicester 2018. Big name writers will be commissioned to produce new work about each participating National Trust house.

Department of Criminology

Barnes, Rebecca (PI), Ayres, Tammy (CI) and Gunby, Clare (CI) in collaboration with Katherine Johnson, University of Brighton (CI) NHS Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group (£72,022). ‘Improving Mental Health Outcomes of Nottingham’s Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender (LGBT) population’. This research project, commissioned by the NHS Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group, seeks to identify what changes need to be made to the commissioning of primary and community mental health services to better provide for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. In doing so, this mixed-methods, participatory study strives to improve mental health outcomes amongst a population that reports a disproportionately high level of mental health needs.

School of Education

Dymoke, Sue and Whaley, Louise Teaching Development Fund (£2,580). ‘Digital Timeline’. To celebrate the University’s centenary, the School of Education is launching a digital timeline to highlight changes in education and to showcase key research and community projects delivered by the School over the years. The online resource will include images, recorded interviews, links to publications and much more. It will also support current students in carrying out their own research and provide a digital platform for them to celebrate and share their achievements.

School of Media, Communication and Sociology

Noske-Turner, J. (PI), Mirjam Twigt (CI), Zak Sajir (CI) International Media Support (IMS) (£23,275). ‘Identifying best practices for media coverage of migrant issues through content and audience studies: Research Component of Voices of African Migrants’. The research will undertake analysis of media content and contexts in four migration hubs in Africa (Morocco, Niger, Somalia and Zimbabwe) with the aim of identifying principles for achieving best practices in media coverage related to migration. It will use content analysis, focus group discussions and participant observation. The aim of the research is to contribute to IMS and its partners’ understandings of its audiences, which can be used to inform future programming decisions.

Yujie (Julie) Chen (PI), Jack LIinchuan Qiu (CI), (Chinese University of Hong Kong), Ping Sun, (Chinese Academy of Social Science) (CI) International Development Research Centre (through IT for Change) (17,300 CAD). ‘Deliver on the promise of the platform economy in China: A policy agenda for inclusive development’. Situated in China’s specific economic and legal context, the project aims to establish an inclusive policy agenda pivoting on platform justice. Through case studies on food delivery and ridesharing apps, this study will examine how economic opportunity, barriers to participation in the economy, gains and risks are perceived and acted upon by different actors in shaping the platform ecosystem, especially by workers, platform companies, and regulatory authorities.

Leicester Law School

Cole, Tony (PI), Ayton, Peter (City, University of London), Chattoe- Brown, Edmund (Leicester), Flood, John (Griffith University, Australia), Karton, Joshua (Queen’s University, Canada), Ortolani, Pietro (Max Planck Institute Luxembourg) ERSC (£812,302 with indexation (FEC 1,015,377 with indexation)). ‘The Social and Psychological Underpinnings of Commercial Arbitration in Europe’. Through a combination of social network research, interviews with arbitration professionals across 54 countries in Europe, and online research designed in collaboration with specialists in psychology and sociology, this project will clarify how social norms and social connections impact on standards of practice and career development in arbitration, and thereby on the functioning of arbitration as a mechanism for the delivery of civil justice.

School of History, Politics and International Relations

Anderson, Clare (PI), Ifill, Mellissa (CI) (University of Guyana) British Academy (£45,545). ‘History and Security Sector Reform: Crime and Punishment in British Colonial Guyana, 1814-1966’. This project will co-create policy-relevant historical resources on crime and punishment in British colonial Guyana. Its objectives are to increase academic, practitioner and public understanding of the historical roots of key issues pertaining to security, the administration of criminal justice, and prisoner and ex-prisoner rights and equality.

Mazaruni
H. M. Penal Settlement on the Mazaruni River, Guyana

Contact Details

College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

Kathy Baddiley-Davidson
(PA to Head of College, Henrietta O'Connor):
+44 (0)116 252 2679

Denise Challinor
(PA to Director of Operations, Ruth Daly):
+44 (0)116 252 3875

socsci@le.ac.uk

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