Recent CR&DALL Projects

This section covers recent CR&DALL work which is now closed.


Professional Learning Communities (PLC) in the Global South: a Systematic Literature Review

This project funded by VVOB Education for Development in Brusselswith a grant of €29,658 is led by CR&DALL core member, Professor Ellen Boeren and also involves Dr Srabani Maitra, also a CR&DALL core member, and Dr Dong Nguyen, a lecturer in the School of Education. It consists of a systematic literature review on Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) in the Global South and addresses six research questions:

The EU’s Role in the Implementation of the SDGs in Asia Pacific

The Jean Monnet Sustainable Development Goals Network brings together researchers, policy think tanks and Non-Government Organisations who share a primary interest in enhancing the effective contribution of the EU to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Asia Pacific. It is supported by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

The Equality Project: Starting from Home - Reducing Gender Inequalities in Botswana, Kenya and Tanzania

A team lead by Dr Katarzyna Borkowska (School of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Glasgow, UK) has secured research funding from the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) under the aegis of its contribution to the University of Glasgow to develop projects associated with  Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) research. The project entitled: ‘Gender Equality Starts at Home: Reducing Gender Inequalities in Botswana, Kenya and Tanzania’ brings together the following Co-Is:

  • Dr Lavinia Hirsu (School of Education, University of Glasgow, UK)
  • Dr Amina Kamando (University of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania)
  • Dr Keneilwe Molosi-France (University of Botswana, Botswana)
  • Dr Nancy Njiraini  (Strathmore University, Kenya)

All of the international co-Is from the global south are former PhD students from the School of Education at the University of Glasgow.

Building capacity to use arts-based methods for non-communicable disease prevention in Malawi and Tanzania

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are a growing public health issue in Malawi and Tanzania. Recently with residents in Malawi, we explored the possibilities of a new community arts-based methodology to develop the local understandings of NCDs essential for effective intervention.

Based on the partnerships and pilots of this study, this workshop will solidify and share new arts-based methods for public health research.

PI: Zoë Strachan, School of Critical Studies, College of Arts

Counter-mapping for peri-urban social justice: accounting for spatial narratives of community resistance and dispossession in urban transition

Due to intense land conversion around Manila, this project will map experiences of marginalized communities caught in urban transition. It will interrogate territorialisation of peri-urban dispossession and resistance and pilot a participatory mapping methodology that will produce maps that communities can use for their struggles and for sustainable community planning.

PI: Arnisson Andre Ortega, School of Social and Political Sciences/Urban Studies

CoIs: Mia Perry, School of Education; and Brian Barratt; School of Geographical and Earth Sciences

Finding Common Ground: Policy implications of new evidence about Syrian refugees and citizens in the UK, Lebanon and Greece

We are pleased to report that CR&DALL core member, Dr Lesley Doyle together with Dr Gareth Mulvey (School of Political and Social Sciences at University of Glasgow) have been awarded ESRC Impact Acceleration Account funding to extend the dissemination and impact of the findings from the GCRF ESRC project: Building Futures: Aspirations of Syrian Youth Refugees and Host Population Responses in Lebanon, Greece and the UK.

VisNET: Virtual in situ networking to reinvent the rules of international collaborations and reduce gender differences in academic careers

Female academics, particularly in STEM subjects, score consistently lower than male academics in metrics measuring international [1] and industrial collaborations [2]. These two related assessment criteria are key at all stages in academic careers and particularly important at senior levels to secure the highest value research grants and promotions.