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Projects in 2015

Understanding the Self-management of Chronic Low Back Pain

Self-management is a core feature of contemporary forms of governance and it is central to current health strategy around chronic low back pain. Its concept and meaning for those involved, however, need to be better understood if it is to be successful. CCIG’s Professor Paul Stenner is currently working on developing new solutions and methods for meeting the challenges of chronic low back pain.

Skin Lightening in England: a baseline survey

Steve Garner is leading a one-year pilot project funded by the British Academy on Skin Lightening in England. This ground-breaking project is the first attempt to measure and understand use of these products in England.

The project is a pilot whose objectives are:

- to create the first dataset about skin lightening in this country

- begin scoping skin lightening practices using quantitative data, to prepare the way for qualitative data collection in a later funding bid

Death in the family in urban Senegal

Death in the family in urban Senegal

This research project provides the first in-depth understanding of responses to death, care and family relations in urban Africa.

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