Current CR&DALL Projects

This section covers CR&DALL Projects currently running. A brief summary is provided - together with links where appropriate.


Learning for Informal Language Educators in Refugee Settings in Lebanon and Jordan. A pilot study.

This project investigates the role of informal language educators working in refugee settings in Lebanon and Jordan, and pilot ways of co-creating professional development with the language educators themselves, nurturing agency. It will support educators in examining and articulating their vision for refugee language education through providing connections and opportunities for discussion with refugees and those working with refugees in their own and other contexts, including host communities. 

Transforming Education for Sustainable Futures

The Transforming Education for Sustainable Futures network is funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund through the Economic and Social Research Council Network Plus scheme. It is coordinated out of the University of Bristol and works with partners in India, Rwanda, Somalia/Somaliland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. It is due to run for three and a half years, from November 2019 to April 2023.

GALLANT: Glasgow as a Living Lab Accelerating Novel Transformation

GALLANT is a NERC-funded (£10.2M) partnership between University of Glasgow and Glasgow City Council and will use Glasgow as a living lab to trial new sustainable solutions throughout the city. GALLANT takes a whole-systems approach. While addressing the city’s key environmental challenges, we will consider the co-benefits and trade-offs for public health, wellbeing and economy. GALLANT aims to deliver the social priorities of the UN SDGs while remaining within the planetary boundaries of a 1.5°C world - using doughnut economics as a framework.

Supporting Neurodiversity in the Workplace

This project, which aims to promote neurodiversity and to support neurodivergent staff and PGRs in having the same high-quality experience at the University of Glasgow has been supported by the Wellcome Trust ISSF Equalities fund (£60,653). Given the lack of published literature in this field and the clearly rising unmet need, an academic as well as practical approach has been taken in order to disseminate learning from this project to as wide an audience as possible. It is hoped that it will lead to significant activity to support future Athena Swan Gold award applications. A principle outcome of this project has been the development of a Neurodiversity Resource Hub that has information and best practice guidance in relation to neurodiversity which will be available on University of Glasgow webpages.