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An international European Research Council funded study of migration, sex work and trafficking in Australia, France, New Zealand and the US. Professor Nick Mai leads this investigation of the impact of anti-trafficking and humanitarian and social interventions, which target migrant sex workers in strategic urban settings.
The project's aim is to contribute to more efficient and ethical policies that address migrants working in the global sex industry. It adopts an innovative and multidisciplinary methodology including long term participant observation, qualitative interviewing and participative ethnographic filmmaking to analyse migrants' own understandings and experiences of agency and exploitation.
Heritage institutions such as museums are crucial sites of modern society to define and legitimise the meaning of ideas, technologies, social formations and political institutions.
Dr Egle Rindzeviciute's international research project "Atomic Heritage Goes Critical: Community, Waste and Nuclear Imaginaries" explores the making of nuclear heritage.
Funded by the Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Sciences (2018-2020), this project develops further the research agenda launched in an international project 'Nuclear Legacies: Negotiating Radioactivity in France, Russia and Sweden' (the Baltic Sea Foundation, 2015-2017).
A Swedish Research Council funded feminist study of the impact of military deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan. This comparative project examines how deaths of European soldiers in Afghanistan are given societal meanings and justifications and how these losses have been politically framed and handled.
The project proceeds from the idea that these new military deaths transform established understandings of national belonging. Professor Vron Ware, in collaboration with colleagues from six countries with different war histories, geopolitical positions and gender regimes, analyse media narratives and parliamentary debates to investigate two issues. First, how the losses in Afghanistan restructure relations between war, national identity and gender. Second, how these reshaped national identities influence democratic discussions and practices.
Hospitals, as complex social systems and microcosms of broader society, are settings where prayer and religion come into play, and yet little research that has religion as the focus has been conducted in Canadian or British hospitals.
The Prayer as Transgression project aims to explore the ways that prayer is manifest-whether embraced, tolerated, or resisted-in healthcare settings. This is being accomplished through participatory, ethnographic methods, with research sites in Vancouver and London. It is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Canada (#435-2015-1729) 2015-2018.
A British Academy and Leverhulme Trust-financed 18-month project. The research seeks to outline, from an interdisciplinary perspective, the phenomenon of migration from the EU within the national context of the UK. The focus is the impact of migration on EU migrants' identities, their sense of belonging and their place in British society and in the wider European context.
A Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY)-funded evaluation of the bereavement support programme offered by CRY to families in which a young person has died due to an undiagnosed heart condition. Professor Adrian Coyle is part of a research team that has used qualitative study and interviews with diverse stakeholders to generate insights that will be useful for service development and will enable the elaboration of a data-grounded model of this type of bereavement.
An Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET)-funded project. This research uses macroeconomic data going back to the mid-19th century to analyse a range of issues, including: the relation between income distribution and economic growth; debt, asset prices, and growth over time. At the core of the model is the distinction between wage and profit-led demand regimes and between debt-led and debt-burdened demand regimes. The research explores whether the growth regimes have changed over time, and whether growth models can be neatly grouped under headings like classical liberalism, Fordism, and neoliberalism.
These projects investigate: the precursors and consequences of cyber and traditional bullying amongst children, their peers and siblings and includes interviews with parents, teachers, and health and legal practitioners; the psychological well-being of children of war, refugees and the development of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and implements a Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT) intervention with children who are at risk of developing PTSD; the development of premature children in Qatar (the Q-Prem study); the development of children at risk due to biological factors (very preterm children) in relation to behaviour, cognitive, quality of life and eating problems.
Funded by the Fetal Medicine Foundation, Dr Ana Nikcevic uses mixed-methods approach to examine the impact of high-risk pre-eclampsia status on pregnant women and the decision-making about participation in a medicated trial for prevention of pre-eclampsia.