Newly Funded Research Projects

Posted by maw54 at Mar 09, 2017 12:20 PM |
Academics in the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities who have successfully secured funding for their projects.

O. Harris. Archaeology and Ancient History. The Leverhulme Trust (£100,000). The Philip Leverhulme Prize.

S. James. Archaeology and Ancient History. Honor Frost Foundation (£10,000). ‘Ancient Akrotiri Project, Cyprus: Dreamers Bay Port Investigation.’

M. Quinn. Business. Regional Studies Association (£9050). ‘The Search for the Social Contract in England’s Regions.’

Charlotte Smith. Business. Jason Hughes. Media, Communication and Sociology. Cancer Research UK’s Tobacco Advisory Group (TAG) (£103,000). ‘The Regulation of E-Cigarettes in and Around Organisational Lives.’ This study explores the implications of non-statutory regulations to inform workplace vaping policies.

Neil Chakraborti and Stevie-Jade Hardy. Criminology. Commission for West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner. Hate crime project which will help to inform and improve the wider delivery of hate crime support services in the West Midlands.

Neil Chakraborti and Stevie-Jade Hardy. Criminology. Commission for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Professional Standards Department. Undertake independent inquiry to identify any disparity in decisions when making Gross Misconduct and Misconduct determinations relating to police officers and police staff with protected characteristics.

Pam Rogerson-Revell. English. Zayed University, UAE (£15,652.41). 'Investigating the Gap Between Pronunciation Research and Teaching: English Language Teachers’ Knowledge, Perspectives and Practices'. With Dr Wafa Zoghbor.

Francesca White. English. Malcolm Bradbury Travel Award. Francesca will travel to the University of Lincoln and to the Cather Archives in Red Cloud Nebraska to undertake research on her doctoral project on multilingualism in her work on Willa Cather.

Andrew Hopper. History. ARHC (£1,019,593). ‘Welfare, Conflict and Memory During and After the English Civil Wars, 1642-1700’. This project will investigate the human cost of the Civil Wars, how ordinary men and women remembered the conflict, and how they negotiated with authorities for charitable relief. Its main output will be a website containing photographs and transcriptions of petitions for pensions from maimed soldiers and war widows.

Sally Horrocks. History. In collaboration with Iain Barber and Paul Hart. Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour. Fisheries Society of the British Isles (£5,000). ‘50th Anniversary History of the Fisheries Society of the British Isles.’ Examination of the history and impact of the FSBI and collection of oral history interviews to be deposited in the British Library.

Laura Morales. History, Politics and International Relations. Leah Bassel. Media, Communication and Sociology. Italian Ministry of Interior: Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (£20,000). ‘Refugee Women and Integration Programs: National and International comparison.’ Professor Morales and Dr Bassel have obtained funding as UK partners of a project based at the University of Molise.

Prof José Miola. Law. Wellcome Trust (£35,784). ‘Real and Perceived Barriers to Medical Innovation’. The PI and co-applicants will run focus groups to see what doctors feel are the barriers to responsible medical innovation.
E. Omorogbe. Law. Modern Law Review (£5000). ‘The Crisis of International Criminal Law in Africa.’

Ranjana Das. Media, Communication and Sociology. British Academy (£3872). ‘Birth Stories: The mediation and experience of childbirth amongst immigrant and non-immigrant women in the UK.’

Ipek Demir, Media, Communication and Sociology. Santander Travel Award (£650). Support networking activity between Mexico and Britain.

Lieve Gies. Media, Communication and Sociology. Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship (£39, 613). ‘Coverage of Human Rights Law in European Newspapers: A Comparative Analysis’.

Jason Hughes. Media, Communication and Sociology. Cancer Research UK’s Tobacco Advisory Group (TAG) (£278,000). ‘Adolescent Vaping Careers.’ Exploring the interaction between social learning, media influences, peer networks, and a range of socio-economic factors in influencing the different usage trajectories of adolescent vapers.

Pierre Montforte, Media, Communication and Sociology. ESRC (£344,036). ‘Exploring the Frames of Altruistic Action. A Comparative Analysis of Volunteers' Engagement in British and French Pro-Asylum Charities’. This comparative project seeks to understand how and why volunteers get involved in charities and networks which support asylum seekers and refugees in Britain and in France.

Michelle O’Reilly. Media, Communication and Sociology. Khalid Karim. Carlton Hayes Charity (£12,066.07). ‘Increasing the Understanding of Autism in Families from Minority Ethnic Groups in Leicestershire.’
Jane Pilcher, Media, Communication and Sociology. College Research Development Fund (£1150). Naming Practices Research Symposium.

Panayiota Tsatsou. Media, Communication and Sociology. College of Social Science and Humanities Research Development Fund. ‘Digital Connectedness of Vulnerable Communities: Enhancing Community Connectivity and Welfare?’
Stephanie Bowry. Museum Studies. Leverhulme Trust (Early Career Fellowship) (£86,241). ‘Cultivating the Art Gallery in the Early Modern Garden.’ This research investigates the physical, conceptual and experiential relationships between gardens and picture galleries in England from the 1500s to the 1750s.

Jocelyn Dodd. Museum Studies. Newton Fund, British Council (£9,850). Museu do Samba, Brazil. Planning and development of a socially responsible, ethical and inclusive museum.

Jocelyn Dodd. Museum Studies. Arts Council England (£49,500). ‘Exceptional & Extraordinary: Unruly Bodies and Minds in the Medical Museum.’

Jocelyn Dodd. Museum Studies. Museums Association Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund (£86,415). ‘Encountering the Unexpected. Successful Ageing: People, Nature and Natural Heritage Collections.’

Suzanne MacLeod. Museum Studies. AHRC (£25,512). ‘A Cinematic Musée Imaginaire of Spatial Cultural Differences.’

Richard Sandell. Museum Studies. National Trust (£33,875). ‘Prejudice and Pride: exploring LGBTQ lives with the National Trust.’

Richard Sandell. Museum Studies. Wellcome Trust (£178,990). Exceptional and Extraordinary: unruly bodies and minds in the medical museum.

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