This 3 year international project represents the first study to address the sociological and health care implications of the reproductive practices of people who become pregnant and/or give birth after transitioning from female to male.
This is a five-year research programme (2015-2020), funded by a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award in Society and Ethics. It is a collaboration between the Universities of Leeds and Edinburgh to examine the transformations in cancer patienthood in the post-genomics era.
This project responds to concerns about the disadvantage experienced by people with learning disabilities (including Autism) in healthcare.
We currently know very little about men’s perspectives and experiences of work and care within highly vulnerable families with complex and enduring needs. This study will explore their experiences in low-income localities in order to understand the impact that economic, social and material vulnerability has on their social and familial relationships and their interactions with a number of services.
A group of academics and researchers with sex work expertise and knowledge to work alongside Genesis and with other practitioners across Yorkshire to share understanding, develop research and create network and collaborative activities.
Building on two existing research projects involving older people with dual sensory impairment (DSI), Sense has commissioned this study to enhance understanding of the role of telecare and other technologies in supporting older people with DSI to live independently in their own homes.
The project evaluates three programmes included in the Fit as a Fiddle Portfolio through the quantitative analysis of data collected in a longitudinal survey, case studies and other methodologies
This study was an evaluation of the current provision of Assistive Technology Services in Doncaster
The project builds upon a small-scale qualitative research project exploring lived experiences of welfare reform, as part of doctoral research by Ruth Patrick.
This 18 month research project has been funded by the Leverhulme Trust to develop an international academic network addressing the urgent problem of young disabled people’s worklessness
This project brings together a new body of dynamic research on the third sector, in order to exchange knowledge and data of relevance to the future development of the sector.
This research is using the proposed Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay (TLSB) renewable energy development as a case study to explore the role of communities in energy developments, and the social and economic impact of local energy infrastructure.
This research is investigating violence against disabled women and their access to specialised women’s support services. Funded through the European Commission’s Daphne III programme, the project is running from 2013 to 2015 in Austria, Germany, Iceland and the UK.
This project explores how fatherhood is understood and practiced by the young men, why they become parents at an early age and what values they hold about parenthood by using qualitative longitudinal methods.
This project was a scoping exercise to assess the needs of carers in North Lincolnshire on behalf of NHS North Lincolnshire and to inform the development of local carers’ centres and to direct policy.
Anne Kerr, Chris Till and Paul Ellwood worked together with a multidisciplinary group of Leeds University scientists actively engaged in developing new medical technologies to explore responsible innovation.
This interdisciplinary project brings together leading and emerging academics/practitioners/researchers from across South Africa and the UK working with ideas from the field of critical whiteness studies.
This project involved case studies with three local authorities to explore workforce development and Assisted Living Technology, and an online survey of a large number of organisations throughout England which are involved in delivering Assisted Living Technology Services.
This project was an evaluation of the Department of Health-funded programme ‘Supporting Carers in General Practice’, which comprised three projects led by the Royal College of GPs, Carers UK, and the Princess Royal Trust for Carers (PRTC)/Crossroads Care.
The overall aim of the project is to disseminate and make active findings from ESRC project “The Regulatory Dance: Structural Integration of Sexual Consumption into the Night Time Economy”
The project analysed how local provision affects the labour market participation of women and how female employment affects the life-course (of women and men), impacts on structures of inequality and social cohesion.
This study collected, assessed and synthesised evidence of what works in supporting carer employment, with the aim of producing guidance suitable for use in social care England-wide.
AKTIVE investigated the characteristics of older people who use telecare, with a focus on older people with memory problems and/or susceptibility to falls. It evaluated the use of telecare equipment in private homes, and how carers can benefit from the use of telecare in older peoples’ homes.
This interdisciplinary project looks at Britons and Australians - and some Chinese and Japanese - who participate in cosmetic surgery tourism, and at the countries and people that provide this service.
The main goal of this project was to investigate the potential impact of information and communication technologies on informal carers of older people living in the community (eg. relatives and friends) as well as on paid assistants employed by private households.
This project focuses on Aboriginal youth in Vancouver with particular reference to the potential for their transition into the labour force as self-employed young people.
The Semantics of Tolerance and (Anti-) Racism in Europe: institutions and civil society in a comparative perspective
This project investigates whether European societies are becoming more or less tolerant and pluralistic in their values and practices, and will examine those factors which contribute to the construction and maintenance of tolerant, culturally diverse societies with a view to better formulation of policies.
The purpose of this research is to explore the rise, tolerance and integration of sexual consumption and sexual labour displayed through the erotic dance industry which is symbolic of the commodification of the female body in late capitalism.
This legal experts group, known as FRALEX (Fundamental Rights Agency Legal Experts), delivers a variety of reports, studies and a bulletin
This study of the lives and circumstances of people receiving Carers Allowance was commissioned by the DWP in autumn 2009.
This project evaluated the impact and effectiveness of three types of interventions led by Primary Care Trusts and Local Authorities in England: health checks for carers; innovations in breaks and respite for carers; and enhanced NHS support for carers.
CIRCLE was commissioned to carry out a small study in Autumn 2009 to draw together intelligence and expertise held by professionals in the voluntary and statutory sectors.
Contribution to a UK study which explored how ICT affects, and can potentially support, those providing home-based care on a paid or unpaid basis to disabled, sick or older people
This paper offers a review of the landscape for the delivery of health and social care in the future, noting the pressures on unpaid carers and home care providers and the rising costs of supporting England’s growing population of older, sick and disabled people, in today’s current economic climate
These factsheets draw extensively on statistical datasets and carer-related information to include insight into the number and characteristics of carers in each region as well as information about carer health and well-being, housing issues, ethnicity, and employment circumstances.
The purpose of the project is to assist and advise the Government Office for Disability Issues in building an evidence base to inform policy development towards key strategic equality goals.
This study reported on case studies of eleven locally based public sector organisations, and investigated what equality statistics they collect and use, and the specific uses they make of statistical data in their policies and practices relating to equality, diversity and human rights.
This project was commissioned by Carers Scotland, with funds from the Scottish Government’s Joint Improvement Team, to look at the impact and potential benefits of telecare for unpaid carers in Scotland.
Aesthetic surgery in South Korea has become a significant phenomenon and a regular news item: the latest aesthetic enhancements carried out on the nation’s favourite stars are headline news, and cosmetic surgery has reportedly become so commonplace that even 12-year-old girls now have their eyelids 'enhanced'.
This project grows out of a larger project, 'Time of our Lives', and longitudinal, biographical narratives of the life stories of disabled people born in the 1940s, 1960s and 1980s.
The project involves producing a number of reports and publications based on qualitative interviews with both BNP and non-BNP voters to understand the dynamics of the party's breakthrough in Burnley.
This major piece of work examines the way the Caring with Confidence programme has been set up, its impact as a source of support of carers in England, and its effects as perceived by both carers and the providers delivering it.
This project examined the impact of the Gender Recognition Act on the formation and the experiences of individual and collective transgender identities in the UK.
The research project is studying how ethnic differences in education contribute to the prospects for minority ethnic youth and their peers in urban settings in Western, Central and Eastern Europe.
The project examines changes that have been made over the past ten years in relation to the support of disabled students in England and Wales, and the responses to their needs by Higher Education Institutions and other providers of degree level education.
The purpose of the project is to build the capacity of European disabled people's organisations in civil society for participation in the Framework 7 research programme and other relevant initiatives.
The purpose of the project is to build on existing contacts between European and Latin American universities to create greater understanding, develop joint publications, and build potential for future research collaboration.
The purpose of this project is to establish and maintain an academic research network throughout the countries of the European Union and the European Free Trade Area to inform disability policy making at the European level.
This project investigated primary age children's understanding about disability, and the role that teaching in mainstream English primary schools currently plays in promoting 'disability equality' amongst non-disabled children.
The 'White Spaces' project is an ongoing interdisciplinary, international collaboration between scholars across the humanities and social sciences based all over the world.
The aim of the study is to report on the prevalence of racial harassment amongst Chinese communities and its impact; to establish what differences may emerge between rural and urban contexts; establish the effectiveness of current reporting arrangements and critique in general the response of the criminal justice and other relevant systems and policy arrangements.
This collaboration concerned Child Care, Welfare Reform and Women’s Labour Force participation. The project was the first part of a cross-national comparative study of Australia and the UK
Timescapes is a five-year study, designed to explore the dynamics of personal relationships and identities, and how these are forged, sustained, discarded or re-worked through the life course and across the generations.
This project is the first part of a cross-national comparative study of Australia and the UK. Its aim is to produce a scoping study of childcare policy choices and trajectories.
This project is a three-year emancipatory research project, funded by the Big Lottery, that looks at relationships and sexuality for young people with learning difficulties.
This study argues strongly for the development of a 'racism reduction' agenda that involves both preventative and punitive actions.
Including a new generation? Using qualitative longitudinal methods to understand disabled people's lives in the 21st century.
The aim of the research is to address social inclusion of disabled people by explaining how recent changes in social attitudes, policies and practices affect the life choices of a new generation of disabled people and the lives they lead.
The project examines the perceptions and experiences of residents and relevant organisations on two social housing estates in relation to community, change, crime and conflict.
This project reported on a study of local authorities in England, designed to review what use they had made of their Carers Grant budget.
The purpose of this project was to examine the overall context of UK policy and practice in relation to ethnic minority business, and identify issues of concern that may be fruitfully addressed through further research.
The overall project is about the provision of domestic services in private households in Europe.
Building on scholarship in feminist philosophy and social studies of science, the project is examining the role of gender in the production of knowledge contexts and cultures, comparing East-West perspectives, combining statistical analysis, qualitative interviewing, participant observation and discourse analysis.
This project develops a new way of thinking about governance and policy making in welfare. Its aim is to explore the gap between rhetoric and 'reality' in equalities work.
The research explored working carers' experiences of combining work and care, and accessing services, with a particular emphasis on the situation of ethnic minority carers, gay and lesbian carers, carers in a variety of financial circumstances, and carers living in rural and urban localities.
The programme comprised a major programme of statistical analysis, reported in a series of Gender Profiles, six newLocal Research Studies (each producing a series of local reports and a synthesis report), and an extensive programme of dissemination and gender mainstreaming activities.
We are carrying out research into, and with, methods that aim to grasp the multidimensionality of lived experience and enhance social explanation.
This study was commissioned by the National Evaluation of Sure Start (NESS), to take a closer look at parents' experiences of empowerment, at the forms and effects of mutual support, self-help and community action that have been developed, and at the significance of these for work in Sure Start programmes.
This project explored the ethics of embryo research and assisted conception as experienced by professionals working in these fields in both the public and private sectors.
This study, led by Ian Law working collaboratively with Chinese community organisations, examined housing, health and social care needs and the challenges that face both community groups and mainstream service providers.
The ESRC Research Group on Care, Values and the Future of Welfare (CAVA), based at the University of Leeds, was set up in 1999 to deliver a five-year research programme on changes in parenting, partnering and the implications of these for future social policies.