Current and recently completed research projects

Staff in the Department are involved in the following research projects/programmes:

Staying Part of the Family: Transnational Defamilisation/Familisation Measures of Chinese Older People in Britain

Funded by The British Academy

Dr Liam Foster

Developing Specialist Practice Resources for Child Welfare and Family Support Practitioners

Funded by the Innovation, Impact and Knowledge Exchange (IIKE) support fund at the University of Sheffield

Dr Harriet Churchill, Dr Robin Sen and Dr Jadwiga Leigh

Under the same roof: the everyday relational practices of contemporary communal living

Funded by the ESRC

Ths project ran from 2013-2015

Dr Katherine Davies

Battling the Odds and Beating the System: Building Resilience in Care

Funded by a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship

Dr Katie Ellis

Young and homeless: Welfare Reforms in Practice

Funded by the British Academy

Dr Katie Ellis

Women’s Pensions Decision Making

Funded by the The Fawcett Society

Dr Liam Foster

Innovative data visualisation in the news

Funded by the Norwegian Media Authority

Professor Helen Kennedy

Seeing Data: are good big data visualisations possible?

Funded by the AHRC Digital Transformations Big Data scheme

This project ran from 2014-2015

Professor Helen Kennedy

Understanding Social Media Monitoring

Funded by an AHRC Leadership Fellowship

This project ran from 2014-2015

Professor Helen Kennedy

Organisations, staff support and the dynamics and quality of social work practice: a qualitative longitudinal study of child protection work

Funded by ESRC

Dr Jadwiga Leigh

Making Science Public: challenges and opportunities

Funded by the Leverhulme Trust

  • A five-year research programme funded by the Leverhulme Trust (2012-2017) looking at the challenges involved in making science more public; how are attempts to do so changing the relationship between science, politics and publics, and what are the normative implications for problems relating to political legitimacy, scientific authority and democratic participation?
Professor Paul Martin

How Does Inequality get 'Under the Skin'? Epigenetics, health disparities and the making of public policy

Funded by the Leverhulme Trust

Professor Paul Martin

EpiStressNet: a biological systems approach to understanding the epigenetic embedding of social stress responses

Funded by the ESRC/BBSRC

Professor Paul Martin and
Dr Kate Weiner

ROADBLOCK: Towards Programmable Defensive Bacterial Coatings & Skins

Funded by the EPSRC

Professor Paul Martin

Crossing Membranes: a Network in Industrial Biotechnology

Funded by the BBSRC

Dr Susan Molyneux-Hodgson

Nuclear Futures: ESRC Seminar Series

Funded by the ESRC and Radioactive Waste Management Ltd

Dr Susan Molyneux-Hodgson

Identifying & Understanding Inequalities in Child Welfare Intervention Rates

Funded by the Nuffield Foundation

Professor Kate Morris

RESPECT Rules, Expectations & Security through Privacy-Enhanced Convenience Technologies

Funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)

This project ran from 2012-2015

Professor Clive Norris

Scalable Measures for Automated Recognition Technologies (SMART)

Funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)

  • The SMART project will evaluate the use of 'intelligent' surveillance systems, and consider the social, ethical and legal implications of their increased deployment.
Professor Clive Norris

Increasing Resilience in Surveillance Societies (IRISS)

Funded by EU Framework 7 Programme

Professor Clive Norris

Sexual identities amongst children and youth in Ghana and the implications for understandings of sexual violence and power

Funded by The British Academy

Dr Afua Twum-Danso Imoh

Exploring Childhood Studies in the Global South

Funded by British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award (BARSEA).

Dr Afua Twum-Danso Imoh

'End of' or 'start of' life? Visual technology and the transformation of traditional post-mortem

Funded by the ESRC

Dr Kate Reed

European Research Area in Aging (ERA-AGE)

Funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)

Professor Alan Walker

New Dynamics of Ageing

Funded by the ESRC

Professor Alan Walker and
Dr Lorna Warren

EXTEND Social inequalities in extending working lives of an ageing workforce

Funded by the ESRC

Professor Alan Walker

INNOVAge

Funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)

This project ran from 2012-2015

Professor Alan Walker

MOPACT (Mobilising the Potential of Active Ageing in Europe)

Funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)

Professor Alan Walker

SIForAGE

Funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)

Professor Alan Walker

Making Science Public: Models of Managing Science/Politics Boundaries

Funded by the Leverhulme Trust

Dr Kate Weiner

Knowledge, Care and the Practices of Self-Monitoring

Funded by the Leverhulme Trust

Dr Kate Weiner

New Practices for New Publics

Funded by the ESRC

Dr Kate Weiner

Exploring Big Data to Examine Employee Health and Wellbeing: A Seminar Series

Funded by the ESRC

Dr Bridgette Wessels

Investigating what the Regional Press means in Global Media Culture

Funded by Stiftelsen Barometern

Dr Bridgette Wessels

Social Networks and Travel Behaviour

Funded by European Cooperation in Science and Technology - COST, supported by EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020

Dr Bridgette Wessels
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