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Research projects in 2015

November 2014 - November 2017

The Floodplain Meadows Partnership, led by Prof. David Gowing, has been awarded grants by the Eranda Foundation, the Daphne Jackson Foundation and the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.

March 2014 - February 2017

Dr Joe Smith has been awarded a £1.47M large grant on the project titled Stories of Change: Exploring energy and community in the past, present and future related to the AHRC's Connected Communitie

January 2014 - January 2017

The training will be delivered in three short modules, and will provide opportunities for participants to share their research and explore case studies from contemporary social science research in small groups, facilitated by experienced

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.

October 2014 - March 2016

Spirited Stoke is an AHRC-funded research project led by Dr Sara MacKian (Faculty of Health and Social Care), Professor Steve Pile (Faculty of Social Sciences), and and Dr Nadia Bartolini, Research Associate.

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.

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.

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.

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