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Research Projects

Our research is connected to outcomes that feedback into industry, culture and the environment. Find out more about our researchers and their projects below.

International Stammering Awareness Day: Challenging discrimination and prejudice

As it’s International Stammering Awareness Day,  we’ve asked Speech and Language Therapy lecturer, Gillian Rudd, to tell us about her experience of teaching and learning about stammering and help dispel some of the misunderstanding and prejudice around the condition.

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Curriculum models in school practices

Understanding the impact of whole school curriculum models on music subject leader practices.

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Terrorism and the Arts

Jonathan Harris and a team of international researchers have created an extensive new publication detailing the key def...

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Transforming house construction with DfMA

Construction practice has hardly evolved in 40 years, and nor has productivity. Houses as a product have been criticis...

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Disability Under Siege

Examining the role of arts and humanities in developing inclusive forms of education for children with disabilities.  ...

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Kipper and the Corpse

The Kipper and the Corpse saw Stuart Whipps pay homage to the iconic Longbridge Motor Factory by restoring a classic 1...

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Atomos

Utilising new 3D technologies and dance choreography  to create unique representations of the human body in movement....

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Surviving Lockdown: performance responses in a constrained pandemic landscape

Analysing the emergence of lockdown performances in the entertainment industry and evaluating reactions to the challen...

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Unveiling the Gorge

‘Unveiling the Gorge’, started out as a photographic study of the landscape of the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Sit...

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Letterpress printing: past, present, future

Letterpress Printing: Past, Present, Future was an AHRC-funded Research Network that explored the survival of historic...

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The Baskerville Punches: revelations of craftsmanship

Analysing the influential Baskerville Punches to gain a deeper understanding of John Baskerville's techniques and 18th...

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Speculative Natures

Speculative Natures, funded by the Leverhulme Trust,  explores the role of contemporary art in imagining environmental ...

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Independent Evaluation of FosterTalk Membership Services

Evaluating the influence that fostering support programme, FosterTalk, has on foster carer retention and developing re...

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Bummock

Seeking to investigate, research and use unseen parts of archives as catalysts for the creation of new artworks.

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Using vignettes to explore how supervisors and students clarify expectations during doctoral studies

The research will explore which strategies and resources are being used and how useful these are to student outcomes. ...

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Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) in adulthood: An exploration of social inclusion and identity

Exploring the social inclusion of adults living with the effects of  Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), with a...

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Periods in a Pandemic: how UK period poverty initiatives are mitigating Covid-19 related challenges

This project explores how period poverty initiatives have been mitigating the negative effects of coronavirus in order...

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Automated Drum Transcription

Researchers within the Digital Media Technology centre have produced a state-of-the art music transcription system that...

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Intelligent Music Production and Automated Music Transformations

Simplifying complex music production processes and making them more accessible, bridging the gap between musicians and...

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Genetics and Bone Mineral Density

Investigating bone mineral density in athletes and understanding which genetic variants may be associated with this ph...

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WMCA Serrano: A Vision-based System for Road Traffic Monitoring

This research project, in collaboration with West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), aims to develop smarter traffic ...

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Coding for disabled developers

This funded project seeks to make coding more accessible for developers with physical impairments.

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Improving uniform design processes

This knowledge transfer partnership aims to help long-standing company Murray Uniforms to expand their design capabili...

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Developing augmented reality technologies

This knowledge transfer partnership sees BCU experts partner with GlaxoSmithKline to create innovative augmented reali...

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Vehicle configurator augmented reality system

Working in partnership to create immersive, real-time visualisation systems for motor vehicles.

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Police Use of Tasers

This research explores police use of Tasers and of force more generally, in order to   to ensure that Tasers are used...

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The impact of Covid-19 on the right to a fair trial

BCU researcher, Sarah Lloyd is investigating the effects of Covid-19 on the justice system, specifically how to mainta...

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The Impact of Lockdown on Domestic Violence Perpetration and Victimisation

Exploring the impacts of Covid-19 on domestic violence perpetration and victimisation are explored, while examining th...

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The Impacts of Police Messaging Services on Public Perceptions and Fear of Crime

This project explores the effectiveness of police community messaging systems, which provide users with local crime up...

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Athlete preparation for elite swimming

Enhancing the understanding, and place a greater emphasis on, the nutritional needs of young swimmers to maximise thei...

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Ergogenic aids for adolescent swimmers

Utilising the use of ergogenic aids to help adolescent swimmers maximise their performance.

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The difference in athletes post-sodium bicarbonate digestion

The time to peak blood bicarbonate, pH and strong ion difference in elite adolescent swimmers following sodium bicarbo...

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European Asylum Support Office: Iraq report

Building off their influential work on the Iraq Body Count Project, researchers from BCU compiled a supplementary repo...

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The Role of Birmingham’s ‘Gay Village’ in the ‘Othering’ of Non-Homonormative Identities

Exploring the lived experiences of the LGBTQ community in Birmingham's Gay Village, specifically looking at the inclus...

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Every Casualty: creation of an online knowledge base

Dr Lily Hamourtziadou  worked with the Every Casualty project - an  organisation, exclusively focused on advancing cas...

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Iraq Body Count: data collection and analysis on security

The Irag Body Count (IBC)  project collects data from a variety of reliable sources to create an accurate picture of ...

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How COVID-19 has affected radiotherapy treatments

The COVID 19 pandemic has had a huge impact on us all, and has forced us to adapt how we live and work, and this is no...

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Perceptions of Safety and Risk Amongst Grindr Users

Exploring the perception of risk and safety in online dating spaces for the LGBTQ community.

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Social inclusion and exclusion of the greenification of urban space

Analysing the experiences of communities to ask the question, ' Does urban greening benefit everyone?' 

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Visualising Suspicion: Art, Community and Counter-Terrorism

Bringing academia, art and community together to explore themes of racism, hate and suspicsion, in an attempt to creat...

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Exploring home schooling experiences for children with SEND and their parents during the COVID-19 pandemic

This study aims to build on previous research about home schooling / home education more generally to explore and reco...

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Doing / thinking – About (facing away from the direction of travel)

The project aims to explore how gathered materials can be combined and presented to create something new, making not a...

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Effects of sodium bicarbonate on exercise performance and recovery

Investigating whether sodium bicarbonate can help aid an athlete's performance and recovery, particularly in the world...

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Personalising sodium bicarbonate supplementation to maximise performance

Helping athletes maximise their performances with personalised supplements of sodium bicarbonate, a hitherto inconsist...

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Thinking of Place iii

Thinking of Place iii brings artists together to reflect on geographical culture, exchange stories and reflect on them...

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Recovery from exercise-induced muscle damage

Determining the recovery response to muscle-damaging exercise when in a state of low energy availability.

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The impact of social distancing and isolation on the elderly during COVID-19

Professor Joanne Brooke and Dr Maria Clark are researching the effects of social isolation on the elderly.

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Big Data Corridor

The Big Data Corridor (BDC) started as a way to link businesses with emerging technologies and help them utilise their ...

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Birmingham In Real Time

Birmingham in Real Time  (BiRT) has a simple, clear but highly beneficial mission – to make available, and improve ac...

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Red-Alert

It is intended that RED-Alert will outperform state-of-the-art SOCMINTsolutions in terms of performance (number of lan...

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Innovate Dignity

Innovate Dignity is a trans-national network that aims to deliver a shared, world-leading research and training progra...

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Asia Triennial Manchester: Harmonious Society

This exhibition was centred around the concept of harmony, specifically in response to the notion of Chinese Harmony a...

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The Unseen: The Fourth Guangzhou Triennial

Taking part in the Guangzhou Triennial, one of the largest art events in China, the BCU team's curation of the theme 'U...

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The Shadow Never Lies

This exhibition exlpored the meaning of shadow in different cultural contexts and determine, through contemporary art,...

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The Distant Unknown: Contemporary Art from Britain

This exhibition aimed to cross international boundaries by introducing a Chinese audience to five British artists, who...

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This is Shanghai: An Exhibition of Urban Parallels

This exhibition explored the ideologies behind President Xi Jinping's notion of the Chinese Dream.

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Language of DIY Justice: Communication practices and processes

Exploring the world of DIY justice and how those who represent themselves in court navigate the many communication pit...

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Thailand Biennale Krabi 2018

Professor Jiang Jiehong of the Centre for Chinese Visual Arts curated the biannual Thailand Biennale (2018)

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Exploring the application of property level flood risk adaptation

This project aims to examine the applications of property level flood risk adaption in homes and businesses in the UK,...

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Everyday Legend: Reinventing Traditions in Chinese Contemporary Art

Understanding the decline in traditional Chinese arts and culture amid the country’s rapid economic growth.

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I Hear Your Dreams: Contemporary Art from Norway

This project explored the artistic representation of dreams in different cultures, their socio-political meanings and ...

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Waiting for diagnosis: an artistic exploration

This project aim ed  to explore the impacts of waiting on patients undergoing clinical treatment, as well as ways to...

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Exploring experiences of online peer support for newly qualified nurses

With newly-qualified nurses often succumbing to stress and questioning their choice of career, this research project ai...

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How do registered health and social care practitioners change their practice post Mental Capacity Act training?

Identifying training strategies and determining how registered health and social care practitioners change their pract...

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Investigating burnout in nursing home nurses

With a worldwide shortage of nurses and a large proportion of dementia sufferers based in nursing homes, this project e...

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Nursing support for South Asian carers of dementia patients

This qualitative study explores the experiences and perspectives of nurses who provide support to South Asian carers of...

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Recognising dementia

This research  explored family carers’ and professional carers’ experiences of pre-clinical dementia in the people they...

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Communicating the Impacts of Austerity and Inequality

Austerity is a prevalent theme of current socio-political and economical culture but the impact on public health, thou...

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Public Perceptions of Inequalities in Health and Income

This project aims to assess and critically inform the public's perception of health inequalities in the UK, thus infor...

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Understanding cultural beliefs and dementia

Increasing our understanding of the spiritual and cultural beliefs around dementia to develop a nursing curriculum tha...

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PrisDem: Enhancing dementia care and support in prison populations

Critically analysing the dementia care provision in the UK prison service.

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Supporting multiple birth families

 This study aims to provide  contemporary evidence to support the development of policy, HV education and service pro...

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Reducing tool replacement and downtime

This knowledge transfer partnership (KTP) with Birmingham-based company  C Brandauer & Co Ltd investigates tool wear,...

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Advanced additive manufacturing

Development of the platform for three-dimensional simulation and modelling of the additive manufacturing processes suc...

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Next generation technologies for networked Europe

Putting in place a cross-sectoral and cross-technological initiative at European level to increase integration between...

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Evolution of nanocrystallised, highly-reactive multi-layered metal structures

Funded by the National Science Centre, this project looks to understand the complex relationships of the formation of ...

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Sustainable infrastructure through structural health monitoring

This project  has helped to  establish long-term UK-Indonesia collaboration on Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) wh...

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Rising to the Climate Crisis

CATiD BCU has endorsed the document and contributed with drawings and images to demonstrate the importance of spatial ...

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National Park for the West Midlands

With the youngest, fastest-growing, most diverse population in the UK, the imminent arrival of HS2, the hosting of Cit...

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Project SATURN

 Creating a more sustainable and effective way of connecting cities and the landscape within them. 

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Tame valley landscape vision development

Revolutionising the Tame Valley Wetlands area of the West Midlands into an accessible area teeming with wildlife and b...

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Public understanding of controlling or coercive behaviour

Do the majority of the public recognise abusive controlling and coercive behaviours?

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The nature and characteristics of spree killings

Analysing the characteristics of the perpetrators of spree killings to guide public policy and inform investigative pr...

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Media constructions of ‘migrants’ who cross the English Channel by boat

Analysing the weighted language and media response to increased  refugee  activity in the UK.

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Through the Music Maze: Creative Composing for young children

This research will develop understandings of how to use repertoire as a stimulus that opens the composing horizons for...

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Imagine Compose

Imagine Compose explored how groups of beginner instrumentalists up to Grade 3, can compose within a “Wider Opportunit...

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Birmingham Contemporary Music Group: Resolution project

Working with young people to create new music around the theme of auto-immune disease. 

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Eczema Mindlines

The Eczema Mindlines project provides a range of videos, conferences, workshops and more to provide sufferers with the...

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Exploration of the concept of clinical academic careers in general practice nursing

Health professionals involved in academia are essential, but understaffed. This project aims to unravel why such a vit...

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Why are nurse retention rates dropping?

There are currently 36,000 nurse vacancies in the UK. With retention rates continuing to drop, this project examines h...

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Attack detection and prevention in smart water networks

This  research theme aims to utilise data intelligence and security to improve the cyber-physical systems of smart wa...

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Context-aware frameworks in sensors for water distribution networks

This project seeks to address sensor and sensor network deployment and communication in smart water distribution syste...

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Internet of Things for Smart Water Innovative Networks (IoT4Win)

Ensuring the sustainability, security and resilience of water supplies in the face of climate change is a global chall...

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Rate of reporting events on health care staff

Analysing previously reported incidents to examine how it can help to monitor and predict where staff safety may be at...

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Using knowledge mobilisation theory to address maternal obesity in Birmingham

The number of pregnant women classed as obese continues to rise across the globe. Using a range of innovative techniqu...

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Bridging patient-practitioner research boundaries

To identify how, when and in what context patient-practitioners-researcher boundaries have been crossed in knowledge m...

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Inclusivity within ‘femtech’: Period tracking apps and chronic health conditions

Birmingham City University researchers are embarking on a project to increase inclusivity in femtech apps by analysing...

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Period Dramas: what works within menstrual health education?

In response to the introduction of nationwide Menstrual Health Education (MHE) in the UK, BCU researchers are investig...

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Communicating endometriosis: health professionals' experiences

Endometriosis is a painful condition  affecting 1.6 million women in the UK and this study explores the perspectives ...

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EMPiRE: Antiepileptic Drug Management in Pregnancy

Managing epilepsy while pregnant can be distressing and potentially harmful, which is why many opt to use  anti-epile...

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Plan UK Menstruation: Let’s talk. Period

This project aims to combat period poverty my researching and producing  resources that advance knowledge in the mens...

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Preventing recurrence of endometriosis by means of long-acting progestogen therapy

Endometriosis is a painful condition and many sufferers require surgery to remove  areas of endometriosis in order to...

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Reducing endometriosis and preventing sepsis at caesarean section

This project assessed the feasibility of introducing new procedures in routine caesarean sections, which may reduce th...

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Evaluation of MR imaging to predict neurodevelopmental impairment in preterm infants

MRI scans can be used to predict neurodevelopmental impairments in preterm infants. Birmingham City University conduct...

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First time mothers' expectations and experiences of postnatal care in England

Analysing the expectations and realities of postnatal care in England, in order to identify areas for attention and im...

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Holding children and young people for clinical procedures

Analysing holding techniques (which involve keeping patients still during invasive treatment or examination) within th...

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Making mothers: feasibility study

The Making Mothers project concerns the analysis and development of novel antenatal care strategies to improve the hea...

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Pregnant women’s experiences and perceptions of early-onset fetal growth restriction

Fetal growth restriction is a serious complication responsible for 30% of stillbirths. The EVERREST programme aims to ...

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Researching the experience of families with twins or triplets

Exploring the experiences of mothers and families with twins or triplets to assess their care needs.  

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BAME in health and social care research

Exploring researchers’ viewpoints and learning of a toolkit designed to increase Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME...

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Improving BAME Student Achievement in the School of Law

Working to boost the achievements of black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) students within the University's School o...

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The Impact of Game Mechanic Preference, Gaming Motivation and Personality on Video Game Engagement

This project investigates which game mechanics are best suited to increasing engagement, using several participants fr...

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Experimental stability and agglomeration analysis of different nanofluids

Reducing heat-stress and increasing heat dissapation in is a key challenge in industries and processes,  from micro/n...

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Rebuilding cities after the catastrophe of war and destruction

The research sought to explain the nature and extent of destruction and the processes and products of replanning and r...

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Identifying the Offshore Wind Resource in the Philippines

The Philippines has the potential to generate power from offshore wind but a thorough wind resource assessment (WRA) m...

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Aggression, executive function and violent media exposure

The project aims to  explore the link between violent media exposure, aggression and executive functioning in greater...

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Investigating the development of young children’s social learning: Is ‘overimitation’ related to theory of mind

The aim of the research is to expand our understanding of the cognitive mechanisms underpinning how young children lea...

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Desecuritising Higher Education

The project seeks to investigate the Prevent Duty within UK Higher Education (UKHE) and establish how it has been enac...

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The efficacy of school-based anti-knife crime interventions

Knife crime interventions are an important initiative that aims to increase awareness of the dangers of knife crime. C...

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Promoting Evidence-Based Practice in Policing Through the Use of Novel Pedagogies

Evidence suggests that police receptivity to research is low, which can potentially lead to knowledge gaps in core pol...

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Exploitation: Vulnerabilities and Experiences

This project hopes to increase the general understanding of the underlying perceptions of exploitation in order to det...

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Families: Social Exclusion and Places of Safety

FSEPS is a programme designed to combat social inclusion in mothers  who live with their children in refuges or other...

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Identifying and Sharing Good Practice in Tackling Domestic Abuse in Military Contexts

The research addresses the root causes of vulnerability to DA in military settings, focusing attention on emerging ris...

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Work-Related Pressures for Delivery Drivers in the Digital Age of the “Gig Economy"

The central premise of this project is the question as to whether current manslaughter laws are sufficient when we con...

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Embrace HE

Embrace HE - Enabling mental health benefits: resilience, achievement, competencies and engagement in improved higher ...

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Youth perceptions and experiences of knife crime

 This project aims to identify the reason for the rise in youth perpetrated knife crime based on a number of factors. ...

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Engine heat waste recovery for greener vehicles

Road vehicles are one of the main contributors to  increasing CO2 emissions. In order to reduce the reliance on the c...

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Designing a Microalgae Cultivation System for the production of animal feed supplements

Traditional foods used for livestock rearing, such as maize and soybeans, are suffering from increasing environmental p...

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Alliance for International Development, Education and Research (AIDER)

CHR Consultancy members provide advice, reports and educative training for the Alliance for International Development,...

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The Meriam Ibrahim Litigation in Sudan

The Clinic provided legal advice to the Sudanese Human Rights Initiative (SHRI) in the petitions for Meriam Ibrahim, h...

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The UN Sustainable Development Goals Project

This project  will review the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and identify project from which the CHR can...

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Amicus ALJ

Contributing to the work of Amicus ALJ, which trains the UK legal profession to undertake aspects of capital defence wi...

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The European Union and Abolition of the Death Penalty

Professor Jon Yorke of Birmingham City University's Centre for Human Rights was part of the working group which devised...

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Freedom, Religion and Equality in Sudan

The Centre for Human Rights Consultancy works closely with the Sudanese Human Rights Initiative for the promotion of a...

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The UPR Project at BCU

The UPR Project at BCU was established by the Centre for Human Rights in 2018. It was created to generate public awa...

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The UPR Project at BCU: Brazil

This project will form staff and student collaborations to identify key human rights issues in Brazil.

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The UPR Project at BCU: eSwatini

This submission is based upon a research collaboration between the Centre of Human Rights’ Dr. Alice Storey and Keele ...

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The UPR Project at BCU: Myanmar

The Centre for Human Rights provides recommendations for Myanmar to ratify the Second Optional Protocol to the ICCPR on...

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The UPR Project at BCU: Namibia

Our Stakeholder report to Namibia's Universal Periodic Review makes specific recommendations to the government on eradi...

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The UPR Project at BCU: Pakistan

Birmingham City University's Centre for Human Rights will be working with  the Research Society of International Law ...

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The UPR Project at BCU: Sudan

This Stakeholder Report in Sudan’s UPR (2021) will be led by Dr Amna Nazir, and it builds upon our 2016 work with the ...

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The UPR Project at BCU: UK

Our Stakeholder Submission in the UK’s review in the Fourth Cycle of the UPR will focus upon domestic violence, disabi...

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The UPR Project at BCU: USA

Advising the United States of America on the subjects of  capital punishment, climate change, and compassionate release...

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Leadership, further education and social justice

This research project aims to explore how further education leaders who have a self-professed history of commitment to...

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The factors affecting the quality of the ‘off-the-job’ element of apprenticeships in the West Midlands region

The research aimed to explore the challenges of putting together and delivering successful apprenticeship programmes.  ...

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Advancing real estate decision making

The research aims to discuss this issue and provide a conceptual real estate framework to manage these risk events.

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Modelling the Drivers of the UK Multi-let Industrial Property Market

Looking behind the figures, this exploratory research can show the key value drivers of MLI properties. 

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EnAlgae: Bioenegry for North West Europe

This four year project combines the expertise and resources of 19 partners over 7 countries in order to address sustain...

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IoT4Win: Connected water management

The water industry of the future will need to be smart and resource-efficient, and the current water industry is chara...

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Testing and optimising techniques for biogas conversion

Doosan Enpure's patented Sonix technology aims to increase the yield of biogas production but the technology required ...

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The implications of physical inactivity

Estimating the potential economic benefits of making people physically more active

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Developing advanced systems for mobile lifting and handling equipment

Funded by Innovate UK, Birmingham City University researchers have partnered with Wilmat Limited to investigate and de...

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Builder's Merchant Federation: Forecasting the future

BMF reached out to Birmingham City University (BCU) to develop a model that would forecast the economic condition of t...

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The Potential Socio-economic Impacts of Antimicrobial Resistance in Canada

How can we prepare for the spread of anti-microbial resistance and what are the potential impacts on our lives and eco...

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Teach Through Music

The evaluative report undertaken by Birmingham City University detailed a variety of perspectives on the Teach Through...

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Evaluation of the Professional Exchange Network Programme

Birmingham City  University is undergoing research to critically evaluate the impact of the Professional Exchange Net...

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Go Compose

Working in partnership with Sound and Music to understand more regarding musical learning through composing

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Just Play

Highlighting key themes in music education for young people

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Voices Foundation Singing Schools Programme

Examining the impact the Singing School model has on the educational outcomes of children and young people

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Whole Class Ensemble Teaching Research Report

How successful is Whole Class Ensemble Teaching (WCET)?

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Youth Music: Exchanging Notes

Can getting young people involved in musical activities help those at risk of low attainment or exclusion? 

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Conductive education

Investigating a unified, integrated approach to educating children with disabilities

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A Rhythmic Analysis of Teaching & Learning in HE: Space, Time, Affect

The pilot project set out to capture the rhythmic fluctuations and orientations of BCU’s campuses.

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Photographs as a tool for young children with Down Syndrome

Creating a common assessment tool that could be used by all professionals in a way that empowers parents and children.

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Communities of Practice around research supervision

Researchers are providing an array of approaches to investigating research supervision.

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Exemplars of performative inquiry

The research is in its early stages and has already identified exemplars of creative modes of research dissemination. ...

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Using performative modes of research dissemination

The researchers in this project are actively and proactively exploring creative modes of research dissemination.

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Improving learning and teaching through collaborative observation

The primary aim of this project was to create a sustainable and collaborative model of observations.

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AHRC Network - Representations of/in classical music

What does classical music mean to today's generation? 

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Analysing accessible music education

Evaluating music education in projects with specialised instruments for those with upper-limb disabilities.

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Evaluation of BBC Ten Pieces initiative

Sound Connections, a leading music charity based in London, approached BCU to act as the data analysis partner in an e...

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Arts Council England Music Education Hub data return analysis

Exploring the performance of music education hubs across the country

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Global music examinations

How do we asses music proficiency across the world? 

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Art Prize for Schools External Project Evaluation

Raising awareness of the Deutsche Bank Art Prize for Schools

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Educational resilience through community arts education

Investigating the impact of community arts provision on educational resilience.

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Geographical and social demographic trends of A-level music students

Identifying regional contrasts in A-level music provision, and to understand the contexts within which the downturn in ...

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Cross-cultural approaches for teachers across Europe

To  examine how drama in schools can be used to explore different subjects to create democratic spaces.

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Evaluating the work of the Big Brum Theatre in Education Company

The Human Spaces research project is a small scale evaluative case study.

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Exploring Children’s Wellbeing through Music and Singing

Exploring children's right to make choices and engage in playful activities in restricted environments through music a...

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Pupil-led anti-bullying interventions

The project harnesses the child’s voice to help resolve their specific experiences of school bullying.  

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Belonging and achieving at BCU: pedagogy for all

Exploring how making a space in the curriculum for students to share aspects of their cultural background and identity ...

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Leadership and the quality of teaching and learning in FE

What is the relationship between leadership and improving teaching and learning?

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Open School Doors

Reducing disparities in learning outcomes for children from refugee, asylum seeker, and newly arrived migration context...

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Template for performative inquiry

This study draws on Hill’s ‘cabaret’ research dissemination to develop a template to use for the range of exemplars.

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Transforming Lives and Communities

Focusing on colleges not just as a producers of human capital but rather, as important community resources.

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Birmingham Music Education Partnership

Working with  Birmingham Music Education Part nership to assess the music education pupils in primary and secondary sc...

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Listen Imagine Compose

The project seeks to address weaknesses in current secondary school music provision.

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Technobabies: the use of technology by children aged 0-3 years

This project aims to understand how the very youngest children (0 - 3 year olds) are using touchscreen technology in h...

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The impact and implications of the Teaching Excellence Framework

An exploration of the impact and implications of the Teaching Excellence Framework

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Preparing students for patient engagement with VR

Compassionate care is experiential and hard to teach, but VR could help prepare health students for their first engage...

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Relationship-based early intervention services

Early intervention services have the capacity to make big improvements to childrens' outcomes, but how might these ser...

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Early care and education experiences of young children born prematurely

Exploring the early care and education experiences of children born prematurely through reports from parents.

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Evaluating Holiday Kitchen for Hungry Children

Free school meals can be a vital lifeline for economically disadvantaged families but during the school holidays child...

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Examining Sex and Relationship Education

Sex and Relationship Education in schools will always be a contentious topic but to what extent do a teacher’s own vie...

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Independent Evaluation of Fosterline England

Birmingham City University researchers evaluate foster care service, Fosterline. 

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The social organisation of knowledge in a Conductive Education Centre in Birmingham

This project aims to unpack the benefits of Conductive Education (CE) by working with a CE centre in Birmingham.

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Vocational training for physiotherapists

This project aims to improve the lives of children with complex disabilities by trailing early intervention methods  ...

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