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Current projects

Title Funder Start date End date
Research Network on Work, Labour and Climate Change 21 February 2019 21 February 2022
Collaborative innovation for addressing incontinence: Understanding women’s experiences of urinary incontinence 1 June 2017 1 January 2022
Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Clipper Logistics Innovate UK 17 January 2019 17 October 2021
Assuring the quality of design descriptions through the use of design configuration spaces Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 1 October 2018 30 September 2021
EPSRC: Balancing the impact of city infrastructure engineering on natural systems using robots Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 14 January 2016 3 January 2021
IKnowFood: Integrating Knowledge for Food Systems Resilience Global Food Security 1 October 2013 1 October 2020
Complex and Open Innovation for Networked Society (COINS) Horizon 2020 1 October 2015 1 October 2020
Immigration and well-being The Nuffield Foundation 1 January 2018 1 August 2020
Relationship between care home staffing and quality of care: a mixed methods approach 1 July 2017 31 July 2020
Project Evacuation Marie Curie 1 March 2018 29 February 2020
Knowledge Transfer Partnership with All Around the World Innovate UK 16 February 2017 7 February 2020
VOICES: Valuing Orchard and Integrated Crop Ecosystem Services 1 May 2017 31 January 2020
Organisational resilience: protecting and improving operational performance 1 January 2013 1 January 2020
Raising the Ceiling on Diversity and Inclusion: A Corporate Retail Case Study 1 January 2018 31 December 2019
Why the poor outcomes? An examination of motivations in a context of poverty entrepreneurship The British Academy and The Leverhulme Trust 1 June 2017 1 December 2019
Why People eat in a Traditional or Modern Way German Research Council 1 January 2017 30 November 2019

Past projects

Title Funder Start date End date
Improving Web-based Communications about Cervical Cancer Screening Using Graphs: An Interdisciplinary Approach Cancer Research UK 1 October 2016 1 October 2019
Applying risk communication strategies to reduce speeding-related risks Horizon 2020 1 September 2017 31 August 2019
The financialisation of nonfinancial corporations: a comparison between Brazil and Turkey using sectoral data Newton Mobility Grant 1 September 2018 31 August 2019
Improving the impact of projects on enhancing sustainability in the process industries Horizon 2020 1 September 2017 1 August 2019
Evaluation of the Migrant Access Project Plus Leeds City Council 1 February 2018 31 July 2019
Improving the Treatment of Uncertainty in Climate Services in China (Climate Science for Services Partnership China) 1 July 2017 1 June 2019
Developing More Effective Financial Support Service Provision in the UK The Leverhulme Trust 1 April 2016 30 April 2019
Developing a reference protocol for expert elicitation in health care decision making UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) 1 November 2016 28 February 2019
Future Engineering System: Data visualisation and usability evaluation 1 April 2016 1 February 2019
A behavioural science approach for evaluating communications about climate related risks and uncertainties 1 May 2018 31 October 2018
Online platforms and working conditions in live music Hans Boeckler Foundation 1 September 2017 1 September 2018
Migration, equality and social cohesion: promoting inter-community dialogue in times of change 1 November 2016 1 January 2018
Examining the role of the diaspora in fostering entrepreneurship and institutional change The Leverhulme Trust 1 January 2016 1 January 2018
Delivering digital drugs 1 January 2014 31 December 2017
Employer engagement in active labour market programmes 1 February 2014 1 December 2017
EU Horizon 2020 IMPACT Project - Impact of Cultural Aspects in the Management of Emergencies in Public Transport Horizon 2020 1 May 2015 1 October 2017
Seminar Series on Food Options, Opinions and Decisions (FOOD): Integrating perspectives on consumer perceptions of food safety, nutrition and waste Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 20 January 2015 12 September 2017
Improving decision-making competence and associated quality of life across the lifespan Marie Curie 1 September 2013 31 August 2017
Embedding design structures in engineering information Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 1 October 2015 1 June 2017
Forging a Future for the British Steel Industry 2016 1 February 2017
Designing Evidence-Based Communication for Elderly Consumers in Financial Distress Marie Curie 1 January 2014 31 December 2015
EU social rights/ internal market law The European Parliament 1 September 2014 1 May 2015
Solutions for Future Organisational Needs of Rolls-Royce Technology Strategy Board (TSB) and Rolls-Royce Plc 1 February 2012 1 December 2014
The impact of the national minimum wage on the earnings, hours and work of domiciliary workers 1 April 2012 1 October 2012
Women transport workers and the crisis 1 January 2012 1 July 2012
The state of the Yorkshire economy 1 January 2011 1 July 2011
Migration Worker Project: The experiences of migrants in Barnsley 1 December 2009 1 September 2010
A comparative study of non-standard employment 1 June 2009 1 March 2010
Learning in Partnership: Responding to the Restructuring of the European Steel and Metal Sectors 1 September 2001 1 June 2005
Qualitative Evaluation of ACAS Advisory Project Work 1 May 2004 1 January 2005
Examination of the social and economic impact of steel redundancies in Wales 1 December 2002 1 December 2003
Analysis of blueprint for business success 1 May 2003 1 July 2003
Understanding public perceptions of and responses to heat waves: A behavioural decision research approach Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Measuring Consumers’ Inflation Expectations
Enhancing strategy and decision making in financial services
ACROPOLIS 2010 2013
Kent police systems
Questionnaire design
Questionnaire design
Measuring and improving employee engagement and wellbeing within a UK public-sector organisation
The development of an instrument for assessing the quality of human capital in medium sized enterprises
Social prescribing: Moving the agenda forward
Social entrepreneurship
Job market readiness
Developing leadership in girls
Employee physiology and workplace outcomes
Job crafting
The regulation of irregular workers in the new japan 1 December 2009
Encouraging workplace dialogue on training and skills – Case studies
E-Skills funding in Europe
Conceptualising contemporary professions Economic and Social and Humanities Research Council (ESRC)
Collective learning fund pilot evaluation phase 1 2007
Project nomad mobile data evaluation tool
Policing, information and technology in the UK 2016 2017
Police mobile technology: benefits realisation
Mobile information survey 2016 2017
Mobile data terminal (MDT) evaluation in Islington 2006
Innovation in UK police forces 2008
Immersive reflective experience-based adaptive learning (ImREAL) 2010 2013
Hospital electronic prescribing and medicine management
Helping the emergency services utilise mobile technologies
Future trends in command and control
Fire control information management project
Evaluating mobile data systems in policing
Delphi: Technology and transformation: Barriers and enablers 2017
Case study: Technology and performance management in UK policing
FDI and economic integration in europe and North America
Emerging market global players
Barriers to and policy issues arising from FDI in China
Evaluation of collective learning fund: phase 2
The social protection of workers in the platform economy The European Parliament 2017
The regulation of irregular workers in the new japan June 2009 September 2010
The business case for diversity
Restructuring, redundancy and sustainable employment: the challenges of the contemporary economic crisis
Raising the demand for learning
Postgraduate research projects - Impact of sustainable procurement: complexity introduced and how companies build the capabilities to overcome it
India
Globalisation
Ethnography and International Business
FDI by Chinese Firms Major topics: Motivation for Chinese investment abroad (PJB, ARC)
International Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
Productivity, Innovation and MNEs (MK, PJB, LJC)
The Local Economy
Knowledge Management in Multinational Enterprises
International Mergers and Acquisitions
India - China FDI comparisons
Western Europe and Central and Eastern Europe
Strategy of MNES
Property Rights Issues in China Major topic: Intellectual property issues and FDI (LJC, ARC).
Technology transfer and reform in Chinese State owned Enterprises (LJC, PJB).
Knowledge and Technology Transfer and Reform of the Domestic Sector
Knowledge transfer and management in Chinese multinationals (PJB, MJC, LJC).
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in China Major topics: Spillover effects from inward foreign direct investment (FDI) (PJB, LJC)
Postgraduate research projects - How do firms produce, transform and exploit supply chain knowledge to achieve process innovation?
Sourcing
Green Supply Chain Integration
Investigation of Trade Union Learning Representative initiative
Postgraduate research projects - Unravelling employee engagement for environmentally sustainable supply chains
Postgraduate research projects - Capabilities to mitigate disruptions from natural disasters
Postgraduate Research Project - Triggers of supplier development initiatives in dynamic buyer-supplier relationships: A supplier’s perspective
The 21st Century quality challenges for top management
Supply Chain Council: End-to-end supply chain collaboration
Building Future Smart and Self Organising Cities with Resilient Communities
Zooniverse Project - Volunteer Participation and Engagement in Crowdsourcing Projects
Innovate UK: Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Southerns Office Interiors (Yorkshire) Limited
Managing Emergent Technologies for Economic and Social Impact (ManETEI)
Innovation and Knowledge Centre (IKC)
Advice behaviours: A social network approach Technology Strategy Board (TSB) and Rolls-Royce Plc
Mainstreaming assisted living technology (MALT) 2011 2014
Energy Efficient Behaviour Change in Schools
Investigating job crafting from a prosocial perspective
Young precarious workers in Poland and Germany: a comparative sociological study on working and living conditions, social consciousness and civic engagement
Informal Networks and the Representation of Workers’ Interests Economic and Social and Humanities Research Council (ESRC) 2004 2006
Good Employment Relations in the UK offshore oil industry 2004
An Impact study on relocation, restructuring and the viability of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund: The impact on employment, working conditions and regional development The European Parliament 2006
Review of on-the-job learning methodologies
Employment relations in UK finance sector 2007
Union learning in the Yorkshire region 2007
Learning through Work
Modern Union Representatives: Case Studies Research
Evaluation of Unionlearn and the Union Learning Fund
Organising and case work in the NUT
Engaging communities and building social capital 2010
Diversity in the legal profession in England and Wales
Housing is a mental health issue 2016 2017
Worldwide Interoperability Microwave System for Next-Generation Wireless Communications (WiMAGIC)
Multiple Agency Information Sharing (MAIS)
Social media
Mobile technology in front line policing
Analytics