Year, or Type of Project: Next Steps

  • The project undertook a journey of exploring and looking to improve children’s early opportunities for play and interaction, and to improve the wellbeing and sense of community and connectedness for their families. (read more)
  • The research team want to encourage all families in our cities with young children to ‘Find your village’ - to make confident connections with other people around them, so that parents can de-stress and solve problems, and their children grow up happy, confident and achieving good things without need for child development and disability services. (read more)
  • The research team want to go beyond asking ‘where should we put defibrillators?’. They want to ask how the space itself invites people to step forward and act in an emergency. However, before they can apply, as a collaboration, to targeted research calls and national funding streams, they intend to cement the basis of this collaboration. They seek to transition the ‘bright ideas’ into answerable research questions, and to plan how the new collaboration can work together practically to explore and deliver these research projects.  (read more)
  • This methodology adapts photo elicitation techniques successfully employed by anthropologists by using archival photographs and images of historical items relating to healthcare. This was combined with group discussion, employing techniques from focus group interviews and public engagement encounters. This approach builds on work that suggests that public engagement can be employed as a useful research method, particularly suited to capturing people’s experiences. (read more)
  • Plants are not just objects, they have their own forms of subjectivity and sociality. The recent ‘plant turn’ in the humanities and social sciences has been driven by curiosity about what plants can do, how their powers are harnessed by social actors, and how arts practice might inspire alternative ways to relating to vegetal worlds.  (read more)
  • This project supported the GGT’s target communities in creating and delivering new economic plans post COVID-19 and enabled the rolling out of the process, outcomes and learning across community hotspots in urban and rural Gloucestershire. The team held a range of activities with key stakeholders working across the above initiatives, which aimed to strengthen community-led economic strategies and showcase their role to policymakers involved in local and national pandemic recovery efforts. The artwork produced in their research workshops, which captured residents’ relationships with Robinswood Hill, was displayed to elicit collective reflection on local assets, such as greenspaces and community hubs. (read more)
  • Alongside a wellbeing crisis amongst the teaching profession (as evidenced in the latest Teacher Wellbeing Index (2021)), there is also a crisis in pupil mental health and wellbeing, which undoubtedly has an impact on those teachers working with them. According to The Independent, a teaching union found that pupil mental health is the main concern of school staff (The Independent, 7th June 2021, accessed online). (read more)
  • Covering the evening, night and following morning, it will attempt to recreate – through memory and an adoption of various elements of film language – the precise emotions and lived experience of this event. (read more)
  • Some consumers are passively interested in sustainability issues and will take account of them in their online shopping behaviour only if it is easy and straightforward to do so... some consumer "detectives" are willing to put many hours into finding the information needed to make sustainable purchasing decisions, and to share this with other consumers and brands. (read more)