International collaborative research projects supported by GLOSS

Following a competitive application process, Professor Hugo Dobson, Director of Global Learning Opportunities in the Social Sciences (GLOSS), is delighted to announce that eight exceptional international research projects have been selected for funding for the 2017 GLOSS Research Associate Scheme.

Speaking on behalf of the Review Committee, Hugo said, “We are pleased to fund a variety of projects which highlight innovative research taking place in the Faculty and which will see students and staff collaborating on international projects in a range of countries, including Colombia, South Africa and Malaysia.”

Funded projects:

• Rebecca England and Dr Tom Pering (Geography) “A novel and low-cost ultraviolet gas remote sensing approach for hazard assessment (Nicaragua)”
• Lindsay Hirst (Education) and Dr Harald Conrad (East Asian Studies): "Foreign graduate employment in Japanese companies – What are the implications for Japanese studies teaching”
• Xinyi Hu and Dr Ally Lu (Urban Studies and Planning): “Culturally responsive public space – A case study of the historic quarters in Nanjing, China”
• Angela Lin and Dr Melanie Lombard (Urban Studies and Planning): “The effects of the peace process on informal neighbourhoods in Colombian cities”
• Kaylee McHale and Dr Darrel Swift (Geography): "Evaluating the usability of university campus buildings: a case study in Mexico”
• Stephanie Rost and Dr. Afua Twum-Danso Imoh (Sociological Studies): “Understanding the barriers to universal primary education for children engaged in hazardous labour in Ghana"
• Fatimah Ulfah Adnan and Dr Krzysztof Nawratek (Architecture): “Public spaces of intimacy: Practicing friendship between males and females in public spaces in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia”
• Neele Wiltgen Georgi and Dr Paula Meth (Urban Studies and Planning) “An analysis of changes in access to and consumption of food following upgrading & relocation from ‘slum’ to formal state-provided housing on the South African urban periphery”

Most projects will begin in mid-June. GLOSS will feature updates on the projects' progress on our social media platforms over the summer.