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Research projects

BAME in health and social care research

Exploring researchers’ viewpoints and learning of a toolkit designed to increase Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups in health and social care research.

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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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Brexit and mental wellbeing

Investigating the psychological factors relating to England's imminent exit from the EU.

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Embrace HE

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

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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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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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Exploring the proximity effect

Research suggests that this simple yet promising intervention may contribute to decreasing obesity and snacking behavi...

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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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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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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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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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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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Exploring the effectiveness of a mindfulness-based intervention on weight and eating behaviours in clinical populations

Testing the effectiveness of the Mindful Construal Diary (MCD; a novel mindfulness-based intervention) on weight loss ...

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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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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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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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The impact of LEGOLAND on Mindfulness, Stress and Wellbeing

This knowledge transfer partnership with Birmingham-based LEGOLAND Discovery Centre (LDC) assesses how the centre's ad...

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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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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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Public understanding of controlling or coercive behaviour

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

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Mindful construal diaries and healthy eating

When forced between picking healthy and unhealthy foods, we often make the wrong choice. This project assesses whether...

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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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Mindful construal diaries to reduce portion size effect

 In this research, it was hypothesised that the use of a mindful eating-specific intervention, namely Mindful Construa...

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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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Autobiographical memory specificity and restrained eating

Determining  if priming memory retrieval with images of healthy/unhealthy foods would influence memory specificity an...

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The Effect of Mindfulness App Use in Complex Needs Students

Examining   the effect of a mindfulness application on social emotional development and cognitive development.

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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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Using Nudges to Promote Healthful Eating

This research aims to identify which nudges implemented in the school cafeteria yield an increase in fruit and vegetab...

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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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Primary PE lecturer launches free resource via social media

Senior Lecturer in Primary Physical Education Angela Whitehouse  launches PE at Home - a free resource to help familie...

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‘Corona’ – Turning the Word into Positive Steps to Help You Keep on Top of Your Wellbeing

If you are struggling with any of the challenges that Covid-19 has brought to our lives, read our tips to help you keep...

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‘Corona’ – Turning the Word into Positive Steps to Help You Keep on Top of Your Wellbeing

If you are struggling with any of the challenges that Covid-19 has brought to our lives, read our tips to help you keep...

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‘Corona’ – Turning the Word into Positive Steps to Help You Keep on Top of Your Wellbeing

If you are struggling with any of the challenges that Covid-19 has brought to our lives, read our tips to help you keep...

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