Current and recently funded research

Some of our current and recent funded research is listed below.

Case study analysis of higher education institutions and their views on the Race Equality Charter (REC)

Description
This project funded by the University and College Union (2017-2018) will be exploring the impact of the Race Equality Charter mark.

Education Values for a Sustainable Society: Head, Hands, Heart, and Happiness in Bhutan and Beyond

Description
Funded by the Toyota Foundation (2018-2020), this project aims to advance 'Happiness' as a fourth 'H' in education, and as a new value for society.

Enhancing Mental Health, Counselling, and Wellbeing Support for University Students in Bhutan

Description
This project (2018-2020) will establish a unique Happiness and Wellbeing Centre in all nine colleges in the Royal University of Bhutan.

Identification of children with disabilities in the early years in global settings (INDIGO)

Description
This research aims to generate evidence for the diagnostic utility of items in neurodevelopmental screening tools for the early identification of children with neurodevelopmental disorders.

Improving the curriculum and teaching methods to influence policy and increase the quality of ECDE provision for children with disabilities in Malawi

Description
This project will be investigating ways to improve the early childhood curriculum and teaching methods of pre-school carers for young children with disabilities in Malawi.

Longitudinal Transitions Study

Description
This longitudinal research project (which commenced in 2009) is looking at the transition of blind and partially sighted young people from the age of 14 years of age through to employment or further education.

The changing language and literacy landscapes of Brazilian universities: English in policy development and in practice

Description
This ethnographic project (2018-2019) will investigate the specific ways in which university policy-making with regard to "internationalisation at home" is unfolding in two universities in Brazil.

Transforming Educational Practice in Autism: enhancing the skills, knowledge and understanding of teachers in the UK, Italy and Greece

Description
The Transforming Educational Practice in Autism: enhancing the skills, knowledge and understanding of teachers in the UK, Italy and Greece project, also known as 'Transform Autism Education,' is a research and development project (2014 - 2017) funded by the European Commission, to gather together a community of researchers, policy makers and practitioners in the UK, Italy and Greece to research current educational practices in autism in those respective contexts and to create professional development programmes in Greece and Italy.

Understanding, Developing, and Supporting Meaningful Work for Youth with Disabilities in Bhutan: Networks, Communities, and Transitions

Description
This project (2019-2021) will conduct a methodologically innovative and comprehensive survey of access and participation of youth with disabilities in the economy and community in Bhutan.

Voices of War and Peace

Description
Voices of War and Peace is a First World War Engagement Centre funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (2014-2019) and in partnership with the Heritage Lottery Fund.
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