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Author: Noreen Blanluet

Research – co-creation and co-design in science

Extreme Citizen Science (2010 – ongoing) Extreme Citizen Science (ExCiteS) is a situated, bottom-up practice that takes into account local needs, practices and culture and works with broad networks of people to design and build new devices and knowledge creation processes that can transform the world. We bring together scholars from diverse fields to contribute to the guiding theories, tools and methodologies that will enable any community to start a Citizen Science project to deal […]

Research – cities and urban design and planning

Urban Transformations Network Urban Transformations (UT) is an ESRC network, coordinated from the University of Oxford, showcasing research on cities. The UT portfolio represents over 80 research projects that engage with the challenges and opportunities of an increasingly urban world. The programme aims to address a wide range of stakeholders with a professional, public or political interest in cities, including members of the general public wishing to learn more about current academic debates on urban […]

Research – older people

See also research – social care and research – social care (continued) See also research – health and research – health (continued)     Dementia-friendly walks evaluation I & II: Paths for All (2017-2018) This evaluation project explored the second year of the dementia-friendly walking project. Paths for All were keen to obtain views of people living with dementia, their carers and other walk attendees regarding their experiences of attending the walks. Approximately 100 group […]

Research – social action and civic engagement

Enabling Social Action Programme. (March 2018 – March 2020) The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is working in partnership with the universities of Sheffield and Hull on Phase 2 of the Enabling Social Action programme. The programme aims to support local authority commissioners to co-design, co-produce and co-deliver services with local people, service users, and civil society organisations, and to embed social action in their routine working. The programme will include a […]

Research – poverty

Fun, Food, Folk: The Centrestage approach to dignified food provision (2016-2017) Centrestage charity is backed by the Centrestage Music Theatre CIC. It uses food and the arts to engage people, help to improve their life chances and (re)build communities. This research report is focused on Centrestage’s distinct food provision programme in some of the most deprived areas of North and East Ayrshire. It describes how Centrestage achieves impact, empowers individuals and communities, and draws lessons to inform […]

Research – wellbeing and physical activity

Co-research: Barriers and facilitators to workplace physical activity and sedentary behaviour. Co-creating interventions to address workplace physical activity and sedentary behaviour. (current) This study will work with employees from a variety of organisations and across multiple levels of the organisational hierarchy to ascertain what the key barriers and facilitators of physical activity and sedentary behaviour are within the workplace. This information will give us a better insight into the most impactful areas which researchers and […]

Research – employment and workforce

Working from the Margins: Trade Unions and the challenge of precarious work in Malawi (February 2019 – June 2019) This is an ongoing collaborative research project between the Malawian Congress of Trade Unions, and academics at Heriot-Watt University and the University of St Andrews. The funding is initially for a networking trip for colleagues from the Malawian Congress of Trade Unions (MCTU) to the UK. Together we have identified key research priorities regarding precarious work […]

Research – art and creative practice

See also Compassionate, Creative, Co-productive Community Hubs: pilot project  in research – communities     Creative Practitioners in Schools: Pembrokeshire School, Lord of the Flies (2016) This Lottery-funded action-research project was undertaken with a class of GCSE Set D pupils in Pembrokeshire. After a classroom-based discussion of personal barriers to learning, pupils were taken out of the classroom to study their set text ‘Lord of the Flies’ in the local woods. Through immersive experiences which related […]

Research – children and young people

See also research – social care and research – social care (continued) See also research – health and research – health (continued)     Building a Children’s Community for the West End of Newcastle (2015 – ongoing) A children’s community brings together a range of existing services in a specific geographical area to work in a co-ordinated way to tackle childhood advantage across all contexts in which children live and learn. There is evidence that […]

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