IAA funded projects

Small Rapid Response Fund

ESRC IAA small rapid response funds are intended to seed fund academics to develop new partnerships, fund travel to facilitate engage with project partners and end users, develop resources to support and deliver impact, and trial innovative approaches to developing impact. Funded projects to date include:

  • Vietnamese Creative Economy Development, Dr Marta Gasparin & Dr Martin Quinn (Business)
  • Exploring Teaching of Reading Strategies in Further and Higher Education, Dr Kayleigh Warrington (Psychology)
  • Artificial Intelligence - Occupational Safety and Health and the Future of Work, Dr Phoebe Moore (Business)
  • Implications of age-related reading difficulties, Dr Victoria McGowan. (Psychology)
  • Creating Virtual Reality Prisons in Guyana, Dr Kellie Moss (History)
  • How do human biases translate into code?, Professor Daniel Ladley (Business)
  • Implications of age-related reading difficulties, Dr Victoria McGowan (Psychology)
  • Ending Violence Against Sex Workers, Dr Jacqueline Sanchez Taylor (Sociology)
  • Relationship and Sex Education, Professor Peter Cumper (Law)

Large Rapid Response Fund

ESRC IAA Large rapid response funds is similar in its aims to the small fund, except it allows academics to undertake projects on a greater scale, for a longer period of time.  Funded projects to date include:

  • 'The World Turned Upside Down’: Exhibition and Visitor Evaluation on the Social Impacts of Civil War, Professor Andrew Hopper (Politics and International Relations)
  • User-led digital tool to enhance access and impact of child mental health service transformation in Lower & Middle Income Countries, Professor Panos Vostanis (Psychology)
  • Flight Deck Study, Dr Simon Bennett (Business)
  • Evaluating the impact of e-cigarette product labelling and warnings across different ages, ethnicities and genders, Professor Jason Hughes (Sociology)
  • Enhancing and evidencing the impact of a new e-learning resource in improving educational support for children born preterm, Prof Samantha Johnson (Health Sciences)
  • Chester Farm Heritage Park: Northamptonshire County Council & University of Leicester Partnership, Dr Sarah Scott (Archaeology and Ancient History)
  • Producing and launching a short health information film for Chinese maternity care users, NHS maternity service and Chinese community organisations, Dr. Qian Gong (Sociology)
  • When arbitration meets blockchain: the birth of decentralized justice, Dr Rossana Depalno (Law)
  • Supporting NHS Wales' adoption of Leicester research to create widespread adoption and improving junior doctor performance and patient care, Dr William Green (School of Business)
  • Toward Anti-gentrification Policy Making in Southern European Cities, Professor Loretta Lees (Human Geography)
  • Let’s Talk About Sexual Violence: An Artful Intervention, Dr. Kaitlynn Mendes (Sociology, Media and Communications)

Strategic Partnerships

IAA Strategic partnership awards are intended to develop a 24 month programme of activity which will lead to a sustainable long term partnership between the University of Leicester and the partner in question, in turn delivering impact and new research opportunities. Commissioned Strategic partnerships include:

  • Industry and Parliament Trust, Research and Enterprise Division.
  • East Midlands Police and Academic Collaboration (EMPAC), Dr Andrew Newton (Criminology)
  • National Trust, Professor Suzanne MacLeod and Professor Richard Sandell (Museum Studies)

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

An annual award of a three-month full time or six-month part-time Fellowship which supports a recent PhD student to develop the impact of their social science research through a proposed plan of activities.

  • 2019/20 award – Welcome Aboard: Exploring Experiences of Disability Hate Crime on Public Transport and Approaches to Safeguarding Passengers, David Wilkin