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Research projects in 2013

October 2013 - October 2016

Dr Joe Smith (PI), Dr George Revill and Dr Zdenek Zdrahal (Co-Is), and Dr Kim Hammond (RA) have been awarded a £460,000 AHRC grant for the project: 'Earth in Vision: BBC coverage of environmental change 1960-2010' which explores environmental change through the BBC archives.

September 2013 - September 2016

Dr Melissa Butcher and European partners Prof. Christiane Brosius (University of Heidelberg) and Prof. Jeroen De Kloet (University of Amsterdam) have been awarded a €970,000 HERA grant for their project exploring the gendered geographies of Delhi and Shanghai.

January 2013 - December 2015

A $183,096 grant has been awarded for the project 'Tracing modes of infrastructure, financing and their effects on cities' run by Dr Michael Pryke, Prof John Allen and Prof Phillip O'Neil.

May 2013 - May 2015

Congratulations to Dr Theo Papaioannou for being awarded a Leverhulme grant on his research project titled "Unpacking the role of industry associations in diffusion and governance of health innovations in developing countries".

May 2013 - May 2015

Congratulations to Dr William Gosling (Open University), Dr Wes Fraser (Oxford Brookes), Dr Barry Lomax (Nottingham) for having been awarded a NERC funding grant.

October 2012 - January 2015

The two year ESRC funded project Creating Hackney as Home: Young People as Participatory Researchers and Publics is working with a group of young people in the London Borough of Hackney.

February 2013 - January 2015

Sarah Neal is Co-Investigator on the new ESRC funded research project Adults' and children's friendships across social class and ethnic difference.

May 2012 - October 2014

The research project Living Multiculture: the new geographies of ethnicity and the changing formations of multiculture in England examines the current and emergent spatial and social formations of multiculture in

September 2009 - December 2013

Biosecurity Borderlands is a UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded project run from the School of Geography, Exeter University and the Faculty of Social Sciences, Open University.

January 2012 - December 2013

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has awarded a research grant to Prof Allan Cochrane (Social Policy and Criminology, Open University) as Principal Investigator,

October 2011 - September 2013

The production of architecture and urban design has become increasingly concerned with creating recognizable, 'branded' products in the form of buildings and public spaces.

February 2012 - March 2013

The last decade has seen the emergence of digital history as an approach to investigating the past based on the new communication technologies of the internet age.

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