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PROJECT – Transforming Institutions

The Beat of Our Hearts: Staging New Histories of LGBTQIA+ Loneliness

LGBTQIA+ loneliness has a long history, as do the relationships and spaces that LGBTQIA+ people have built for solidarity, creativity, and care. The Beat of Our Hearts will engage LGBTQIA+ and non-LGBTQIA+ audiences with these histories, reconnecting them with past queer lives. This project is part of an AHRC EDI Engagement Fellowship, run by Dr […]

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Shame and Medicine

Shame and Medicine is an interdisciplinary research project that is based at the University of Exeter and the University of Birmingham, with a collaboration with a clinical partner at Children’s Health, Ireland, in Dublin. The overall aim of the project is to research the role of shame in various aspects of health and medicine, including […]

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UNESCO: Quay Words

To celebrate Exeter’s status as a UNESCO City of Literature, the Centre held a short call for literary research projects.  Literature Works is collaborating with Exeter University’s Waiting Times project research team Professor Laura Salisbury and Dr Michael Flexer on a partnership designed to promote wellbeing and the creation of an inclusive community, held together […]

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UNESCO: Welfare Sanctuary

To celebrate Exeter’s status as a UNESCO City of Literature, the Centre held a short call for literary research projects.   When the country was put into lockdown, 25 of Libraries Unlimited’s staff from across the organization embarked on the Design Thinking process, developing ‘How might we support people through our services in the short […]

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UNESCO: Creative Writing & Mental Health: East African Representations & Voices

To celebrate Exeter’s status as a UNESCO City of Literature, the Centre held a short call for literary research projects.  Working with Kigali-based Huza Press and African creative writing teaching initiative Saseni!, this project is concerned with supporting East Africa-based writers to write and publish creative work that engages with issues of mental health. It […]

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UNESCO: The Lockdown Blues

To celebrate Exeter’s status as a UNESCO City of Literature, the Centre held a short call for literary research projects.  “Many of us felt lonely before the pandemic, and the lockdown might have made this better, worse, or made no difference at all. Some of us have become isolated recently in a way which is […]

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TRA: Cancer and close relationships

Transformative Research Awards support novel, innovative and interesting research that moves beyond established divisions and dichotomies to enable insight, debate and new approaches to current health challenges. The impact of a cancer diagnosis on close relationships When one partner has a diagnosis of cancer the impact on relationships can be extremely challenging.  Yet this aspect […]

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TRA: Dance, health and well-being

Transformative Research Awards support novel, innovative and interesting research that moves beyond established divisions and dichotomies to enable insight, debate and new approaches to current health challenges. Dance, Health and Well-being: debating and moving forward methodologies It is now widely agreed that there is considerable evidence of the positive benefits of dance in developing physical […]

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RIA: Live Music Now

Research Initiation Awards are small awards open only to people or organisations from outside the university. Our aim is to support individual people or community organisations to begin to build the relationships or help create the conditions that could initiate future engaged research. Partnership working and live music “[The session] allowed our pupils to enjoy […]

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RSF: Risk and resilience

The Research Support Funding scheme supported 13 short (six-month) projects that complemented and extended the Centre’s research themes: Transforming Institutions, Transforming Engagement, Transforming Health across the life course and Transforming Relations. Risk and resilience in child mental health: a cross-cultural study of children in India, Peru, Vietnam and the UK This project created an international […]

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RSF: Compassionate care

The Research Support Funding scheme supported 13 short (six-month) projects that complemented and extended the Centre’s research themes: Transforming Institutions, Transforming Engagement, Transforming Health across the life course and Transforming Relations. Compassionate care in CAMHS in-patient settings This project will collaborate with staff and patients in adolescent inpatient wards to ask what they think compassionate […]

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RSF: Community well-being

The Research Support Funding scheme supported 13 short (six-month) projects that complemented and extended the Centre’s research themes: Transforming Institutions, Transforming Engagement, Transforming Health across the life course and Transforming Relations. Exploring community well-being in context This was an exploratory project, working closely with local communities to understand key elements in healthy, resilient communities and […]

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RSF: Devon Sustainable Food Networks

The Research Support Funding scheme supported 13 short (six-month) projects that complemented and extended the Centre’s research themes: Transforming Institutions, Transforming Engagement, Transforming Health across the life course and Transforming Relations. Devon sustainable food networks: mapping partnerships to enhance sustainable food cultures This project is based on insider, practitioner and academic knowledge of the challenges […]

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RSF: Outsider art

The Research Support Funding scheme supported 13 short (six-month) projects that complemented and extended the Centre’s research themes: Transforming Institutions, Transforming Engagement, Transforming Health across the life course and Transforming Relations. Who owns ‘outsider art’? Exploring best practice in the use of visual artworks made in Arts & Health The use of art-making to improve […]

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RIA: Voices from Durgapur

(Header image credit: Voices from Durgapur 2019 ARBAN CC-BY) Research Initiation Awards are small awards open only to people or organisations from outside the university. Our aim is to support individual people or community organisations to begin to build the relationships or help create the conditions that could initiate future engaged research. A team from […]

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RSF: Protein pressures

The Research Support Funding scheme supported 13 short (six-month) projects that complemented and extended the Centre’s research themes: Transforming Institutions, Transforming Engagement, Transforming Health across the life course and Transforming Relations. Protein pressures and carnivorous crises: human health, animal welfare and the global growth of nineteenth- and twenty-first-century meat markets This project explored how health, […]

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RSF: Are you sure?

The Research Support Funding scheme supported 13 short (six-month) projects that complemented and extended the Centre’s research themes: Transforming Institutions, Transforming Engagement, Transforming Health across the life course and Transforming Relations. Are you sure? Diagnosis, truth and configurations of power In this project, we explored how the use of terms such as ‘truth’ and ‘certainty’ […]

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RSF: Gender identity

The Research Support Funding scheme supported 13 short (six-month) projects that complemented and extended the Centre’s research themes: Transforming Institutions, Transforming Engagement, Transforming Health across the life course and Transforming Relations. Transforming knowledge about the outcomes of gender identity service use: co-development of a research agenda This award is supporting us to engage with users […]

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Beacon: big data publics

The Centre’s Beacon Projects aspire to exemplify the ways in which the Centre aims to create and sustain cultures and environments of health through transdisciplinary engaged research. Health research & non-traditional data: engaging with publics Dr Karyn Morrissey,  Professor Lora Fleming, Dr Ann Grand, Dr Kath Maguire, Ms Rita Alflatt Good public health is a […]

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Beacon: transforming evidence

The Centre’s Beacon Projects aspire to exemplify the ways in which the Centre aims to create and sustain cultures and environments of health through transdisciplinary engaged research. How is evidence constituted and mobilised in health decision-making in a ‘post-truth’ world? Professor Mike Michael (Affiliate Member) Professor Laura Salisbury Professor Steve Hinchliffe Dr Lara Choksey This […]

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Beacon: loneliness and community

The Centre’s Beacon Projects aspire to exemplify the ways in which the Centre aims to create and sustain cultures and environments of health through transdisciplinary engaged research. Loneliness and Community Dr Fred Cooper, Dr Charlotte Jones, Professor Mark Jackson, and Professor Manuela Barreto. This Beacon draws together a series of transdisciplinary research, engagement, and policy […]

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