Year, or Type of Project: 2018

  • This project sought to further the discussions that had so far been brokered and to bring together academics across the University who were already working with the Somali communities in Bristol with representatives from the Somali forum and other key civil society organisations in the city. (read more)
  • This project sought to use Bristol’s Hatchling Event to take a distinctively Bristol look at migration, to widen the range of people that the University engages with, and to design a method for public engagement with issues around migration and asylum. (read more)
  • Using Immersive Technologies to assist in improving outcomes when informing young people on the risks and consequences of social problems is as yet widely untested. There is however a growing consensus that immersing young people in the lives of those affected by activities including knife-crime and those experiencing mental health difficulties may dramatically change behaviours… (read more)
  • This project sought to enable a wide range of expertise to be brought into co-designing a scheme that would place a Citizens Advice service in a district general hospital. (read more)
  • Postmenopausal women make up 90% of cases of takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM), a temporary weakening of the left ventricle that causes an acute reversible heart failure. (read more)
  • Bristol has a rich, and much explored history of political, cultural and community activism. However, accounts of Disabled people’s own stories, contributions, and intersections and solidarity within the wider histories of activism have often been missing. (read more)
  • The researchers invited local community members and interested stakeholders from statutory, voluntary and academic sectors to promote dialogue on this aspect of neighbourhood environment and health, and to discuss walkabout and photovoice as a way to engage with BAME and disadvantaged communities. (read more)
  • This project believed farms and abattoirs were promising locations to develop MFC applications. From slurry management and wastewater management to animal blood and waste milk disposal, MFCs applications could have the potential to dramatically improve the environmental footprint of livestock farming whilst lowering the cost of production and –even better– powering self-sufficient alternative energy production systems. (read more)
  • The researchers believed that Brexit had laid bare a number of the cleavages across different communities in Bristol, producing new (and reproducing old) anxieties about immigration, racism, class, and the so-called 'left-behind'.  Their aim was to work with different communities and practitioners in Bristol to identify these cleavages and also to develop innovative and immediate but also lasting strategies to alleviate them. (read more)