Research Projects and Key Publications

In the last five years, cluster members have generated over £1 million in research income to undertake a number of major research projects (see below).A wide range of different funding agencies supports primary and applied research by the theme members. These include the UK Research Councils, Leverhulme Trust, British Academy, Higher Education Academy, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, European Commission, Spanish Science and Innovation Ministry and the Australian Research Council.

The social life of busyness in an age of de-acceleration (Cluster member: Professor Clare Holdsworth. Role: Primary Investigator. Date of Project: 2018-2020. Award: £152,000. Funder: The Leverhulme Trust).

 Perceptions on Otter Predation (Cluster members: Dr. Dan Allen and Professor Simon Pemberton. Role: Dan Allen - Primary Investigator. Simon Pemberton - Co-Investigator. Date of Project: 2018. Award: £9,254. Funder: The Environment Agency).

Mass migration and real estate in European cities (Cluster member: Professor Simon Pemberton. Role: Co-Investigator. Date of project: 2016-2017. Award: £12,000. Funder: Urban Land Institute). Final project report available at: https://europe.uli.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/127/ULI-Documents/Mass-Migration_FinalJuly2017.pdf

 Hacking Plastic (Cluster member: Dr Deirdre McKay. Role: Principal Investigator. Date of project: 2017-2018. Award: £5,000. Funder: Keele Innovation Fund with community partner B Arts). See: https://hackingplastic.wixsite.com/hackingplastic

 The city and the countryside in Spanish cartography: a historic perspective (Cluster member: Dr. Alex Nobajas. Role: Primary Investigator (UK). Date of Project: 2017-2019. Award: €48,000 (c.£45,000). Funder: Spanish Economy and Competitiveness Ministry).

Exploring emergent practices of community-based planning in a devolved UK (Cluster member: Professor Simon Pemberton. Role: Primary Investigator. Date of project: 2015-2016. Award: £24,490. Funder: Planning Exchange Foundation). Final project report available at: http://planningexchangefoundation.org.uk/reports/Pemberton-and-Peel-Community-Planning-Project-Report-October-2016FINAL(DPSP).pdf

 Curating Development:  Filipino migrants’ investment in Philippine futures (Cluster member: Dr Deirdre McKay. Role: Co-Investigator. Date of project: 2016-2018. Award: £110,000. Funder: Arts and Humanities Research Council Global Challenges Research Fund). See: https://www.curatingdevelopment.com

 Introducing undergraduate students to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Cluster member: Dr. Alex Nobajas. Role: Primary Investigator (UK). Date of project: 2016-2017. Award: £2590. Funder: Learning and Professional Development Centre, Keele University).

Understanding the practice and developing the theory of welfare bricolage in super-diverse neighbourhoods (Cluster member: Professor Simon Pemberton. Role: Primary Investigator (UK). Date of project: 2015-2017. Award: £54,850. Funder: NORFACE). Details at: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/generic/upweb/index.aspx

 Super-diverse neighbourhoods and residential mobility (Cluster member: Professor Simon Pemberton. Role: Primary Investigator, Date of project: 2015-2017. Award: £49,487. Funder: Leverhulme Trust). Final project report available at: https://www.keele.ac.uk/media/keeleuniversity/facnatsci/schgge/staffprofiledocs/pembertonsimon/LeverhulmeFinalReportMarch2017.pdf

 Private aid and social media (Cluster member: Dr Deirdre McKay. Role: UK Co-Investigator. Date of project: 2015-2018. Award: £300,000. Funders: British Council Newton Fund Institutional Links Project; The Newton Fund Tech4Dev Network http://newtontechfordev.com; PDRA Disaster Management Stream http://newtontechfordev.com/disaster-management-digital-media/).

 Models in Spanish urban cartography: a historical analysis (Cluster member: Dr. Alex Nobajas. Role: Primary Investigator (UK). Date of project: 2015-2017. Award: €48,400 (c.£45,000) plus €85,000 (c.£80,000) PhD studentship. Funder: Spanish Science and Innovation Ministry).

 Youth migration, new social movements and digital networks (#eMovix) (Cluster member: Dr. Alex Nobajas. Role: Primary Investigator (UK). Date of project: 2015-2017. Award: € 77,263 (c.£74,000). Funder: Obra Social la Caixa).

 


Youth Entrepreneurship in Portugal and the UK (Cluster member: Professor Clare Holdsworth. Role. Scientific Advisor. Date of project: 2014-2016. Award: £230,429. Funder: EU Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship). Details at: https://www.keele.ac.uk/youthentrepreneurs/


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