We have rich experience in research that achieves important social impacts and is transformative for participants, communities, practitioners, policymakers, students and a range of other "publics".
Core members of the cluster lead the Participation Lab, an innovative, interdisciplinary initiative which co-produces knowledge with communities, policymakers and practitioners at local, national and global scales.
The cluster is led by Professor Ruth Evans and is part of the Global Development Research Division. You can find out more about our work on the Global Development research blog.
Current research projects
- Art and Artists in Landscape and Environment Research Today for Decision Making (AALERT 4 DM), AHRC (Dr Eirini Saratsi)
- BBSRC Co-production of healthy, sustainable food systems for disadvantaged communities (Dr Sally Lloyd-Evans)
- CeMi: exploring cemeteries and crematoria as public spaces of belonging in Europe. A study of migrant and minority cultural inclusion, exclusion and integration (Professor Avril Maddrell and Dr Dani House)
- Healthier working lives and ageing for workers in the care sector: developing careers, enhancing continuity, promoting wellbeing (HWL), led by Edinburgh University, funded by Innovate UK (Sophie Bowlby, Consultant)
- Opening up science for all! NERC Engaging Environments (Professor Hilary Geoghegan)
- Drugs and Development (Dr Thomas Grisaffi)
- Rights-based mapping of race and religion equalities and discrimination in statutory service provision in Reading (Professor Ruth Evans and Dr Yaw Adjei-Amoako)
- Son preference - UK (Dr Sylvie Dubuc)
- Study Higher and the Whitley Researchers: building a community of aspiration (Dr Sally Lloyd-Evans)
- Tackling Loneliness and Social Isolation in Reading (Professor Ruth Evans)
- JPI/ ESRC Transnational Families in Europe: Care, Inequalities and Wellbeing (Professor Ruth Evans)
- Whitley Researchers PAR collective (Dr Sally Lloyd-Evans)
- Comparing the recent historical prenatal sex-selection trends, son preference and potential futures in India and China, RETF (Dr Sylvie Dubuc)
- Diversifying drone stories (Dr Anna Jackman)