Following a competitive application process, the GLOSS team are delighted to announce that six exceptional international research projects have been selected for funding for the inaugural 2016 GLOSS Research Associate Scheme.

The selected projects represent a number of innovative research ideas; promote inter-disciplinary collaboration; and will see Faculty of Social Science students and staff collaborating in projects as far afield as Mexico, Kenya and New York.

Funded Projects:

  • Jack Baker (Architecture) and Fionn Stevenson (Architecture): "Evaluating the usability of university campus buildings: a case study in Mexico”
  • Jiayue Jiang (Landscape) and Clare Rishbeth (Landscape): "Flexible uses of public space: movable seating in diverse cultural contexts"
  • Yande Chilufya (School of Law) and Seth Schindler (Geography): "Peer To Peer Mobile Application Technology in Nairobi, Kenya: Improving Informal-Sector Livelihoods and or Disciplining Workers?"
  • Wilkister Ludenyi (Politics & Economics) and David Littlewood (SUMS): "The Role of Innovation Hubs in Promoting Social Entrepreneurship in Kenya"
  • Roberta Alidori (Sociological Studies) and Afua Twum-Danso Imoh (Sociological Studies): "Global vs. Local: Exploring the Impact of Global Child Labour Policies on Children’s Lived Experiences in Ghana"
  • Guy Tallentire (Geography) and Darrel Swift (Geography): "A UAV and in-situ water quality study of the influence of overdeepenings on glacier hydrology and basal glacial sediment transport and evacuation: Zermatt, Switzerland."

The research teams will begin their projects in late June, so watch this space and the GLOSS twitter page and GLOSS blog for updates about their projects and time spent conducting research abroad.