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The Open University's Centre for Geographical and Environmental Research

Research projects in 2016

October 2016 - March 2019

International Distance Education (IDE) can provide a vehicle for achieving sustainable development, particularly equitable access to quality education for all that addresses the skills requirements of the labour market.

February 2016 - February 2018

Gender, Skilled Migration and IT: a comparative study of India and the UK

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 was 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 Communities the

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.

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