Current CR&DALL Projects

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


Participatory Futures

Participatory Futures is a GCRF “Challenge Cluster” project. The GCRF Challenge Cluster Grant programme asked us to identify new challenges through clustering current and previously funded GCRF research whilst also leveraging external expertise to accelerate impact, share knowledge, and build capability and capacity beyond GCRF.<--break->

Whose crisis? The global COVID-19 crisis from the perspective of communities in Africa

Although COVID-19 is a health issue, the crisis is far more than a health crisis. It is a social and cultural one that is currently poorly understood and minimally represented in the context of the Global South. The project is an urgent response to a rapidly evolving global pandemic whereby the North is leading -- by example and economic pressure -- a response to an emergency affecting communities all over the world. The “Whose Crisis?” project aims to co-curate representations and develop understandings of the social and cultural crisis generated by the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa and expose unseen and misunderstood aspects of this time. The project will provide critical insights and inform and contribute to more equitable global responses including those related to health, policy, economics, and education.

University of Glasgow - Food Train Partnership Project for 'Eat Well Age Well'

The present research project (2018 onward) is a collaborative partnership model between the University of Glasgow and the social enterprise Food Train (FT), delivering the objectives required by the Eat Well Age Well project, in terms of a large-scale survey of older adults’ nutritional needs, complemented by smaller scale in-depth qualitative research, using a mixed-methodology. 

Workers by Self-Design: Digital Literacies and Women's Changing Roles in Unstable Environments

How do workers design their future when traditional career pathways are threatened by unstable environments? More importantly, how do women approach new literacies (be they digital and non-digital) when natural disasters and human-induced social and political instabilities threaten their work-related journeys?

Walk the Global Walk

Walk the Global Walk (WtGW) is a EU Development Education and Awareness Raising (DEAR) Fund grant, which utilises Global Citizenship Education (GCE) to engage and mobilise young people to affect change. The research project runs from 2017-2021, and is led jointly by Oxfam in Italy, and the Region of Tuscany. The total grant is €2,830,235 of €270,000 has been allocated to the work of University of Glasgow. The WtGW project is co-ordinated in Scotland by Dr Ria Dunkley and Dr Ines Alves (University of Glasgow, School of Education), with support from Ben Murphy (Research Assistant) and Lesley Atkins (Education Officer).

Challenging the Translingual Turn: Student-Teachers' Perceptions, Practices and Networks

This project, supported by the British Council, explores the potential and limitations of the translingual turn for TESOL student-teachers who move from their MA studies into the workplace. Now that we have established that language learners are always engaged in translingual practices, to what extent do teachers actively engage within the same translingual framework in their classrooms?

Centre for Sustainable, Healthy, and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (CSHLH)

Poverty in and unsustainability of urban areas in the Global South has been a major challenge to researchers and policy makers for a very long time. International and national urban policies still tend to operate at a very general level with policy makers having limited knowledge about the unequal distribution of opportunities, benefits, and harm within the urban population.