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Changing landscapes for the third sector: enhancing knowledge and informing practice

Dr Kahryn Hughes | Wednesday, October 1, 2014

This project brings together a national network of qualitative longitudinal research projects on the third sector for knowledge sharing and exchange. It aims to scale up and enhance the evidence base on the third sector, creating useful resources…

Pregnancy termination trajectories in zambia: maximising research impact

Dr Ernestina Coast | Social Policy | Sunday, June 1, 2014

Unsafe abortion is a significant preventable cause of maternal mortality and morbidity. In zambia it remains a major challenge, despite legalised abortion and a favourable policy framework. This project aims to maximise the impact of research that…

Impact assessment based on self-reported attribution in complex contexts of rural livelihood transformations in africa.

Professor James Copestake | Friday, April 25, 2014

How can the impact of development activities intended to benefit poor men, women and children caught up in complex processes of rural transformation best be assessed?

The research sets out to develop and evaluate a protocol for impact…

Law, development and finance in rising powers

Professor Simon Deakin | Friday, April 25, 2014

The aim of this project is to examine the role of law in economic development in the‘rising powers’ of china, russia, india and brazil.

The work will analyse how far the quality of legal and other formal institutions has…

Toward a theoretical model of behavioural synchrony

Dr Kimberly Quinn | Friday, April 25, 2014

"behavioural synchrony" occurs when two or more people move together in time and space. The importance of behavioural synchrony lies in its ability to support the formation and maintenance of social bonds: being "in synch" with others boosts…

'behaviour change' past, present and future: interdisciplinary responses to behaviour change in policy and research

Dr Fiona Spotswood | Friday, April 4, 2014

This research takes the form of nine inter-disciplinary seminars over three years. The series, entitled 'behaviour change' past, present and future: interdisciplinary responses to behaviour change in policy and research’, has three…

Choice, constraints and the gender dynamics of labour markets in bangladesh

Professor Naila Kabeer | Tuesday, April 1, 2014

This project seeks to understand the gender dynamics of the labour market in the context of bangladesh. Labour markets are recognised as key institutional routes through which the benefits of growth are distributed across…

Nursing education: what can perspectives from the social sciences contribute?

Dr Iain Atherton | Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Nursing students care for people from very different backgrounds to their own both in placements during undergraduate training and throughout their careers. Caring for patients requires empathy: seeing the world from others&rsquo…

Effective enforcement and risk

Dr Julien Etienne | Socio Legal Studies | Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The food standards agency (fsa) is determined to achieve more risk-based enforcement in the enforcement of food regulation. For this purpose the project aims to improve the evidence on enforcement and risk within the food sector…

Support for carers of people with early onset dementia

Professor Heather Gage | Monday, March 31, 2014

Research to assess policies and strategies for dementia in the young (rhapsody) aims primarily to analyse the health and social care systems and infrastructures available to the severely burdened yet underserved group of people with young onset…

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