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The Socio-Technical Centre, based at Leeds University Business School (LUBS), is helping crowd management professionals plan for and co-ordinate large-scale public events by researching how people react and behave in different crowd situations.
A Centre which aims to speed up the rate at which medical innovations reach the market – and ultimately patients – is drawing on social sciences expertise to continually assess and improve its approach to innovation projects.
The UK’s infrastructure will be more robust, cost-effective and sustainable in the future when a major inter-disciplinary Government-backed project involving the University of Leeds publishes its recommendations.
iBUILD (Infrastructure BUsiness models, valuation and Innovation for Local Delivery), which officially began on 1 August 2013, focuses on the networks of roads, energy, water, transport, waste and ICT that support all the services which have a direct effect on the social, environmental and economic wellbeing of our society.
Dr Angharad Beckett, Dr Raymond Holt, and research student, Anne-Marie Moore, are examining how engineering design and social sciences can work together to create products, technologies and environments that encourage inclusive play between disabled and non-disabled children.
The Health Hub is one of the projects within the University of Leeds’ Building Sustainable Societies Transformation Fund programmes and is connecting social scientists with healthcare and medical professionals to drive best practice within the NHS.
Professor Andy Gouldson and colleagues at the University of Leeds and the London School of Economics are working together in the Economic and Social Research Council funded Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy.
A major international interdisciplinary programme being co-ordinated by the University of Leeds is examining financial systems and the effect financialisation has had on economies, societies and the environment across Europe and beyond.
Teela Sanders explains the aims and methodology of her research into the lap-dancing industry, while Kate Hardy gives a general overview of common themes in the project's interim findings.
Dr Brad Evans discusses the inspiration for his Histories of Violence project, the value of multimedia, the complex phenomenon of violence and the trans-disciplinarity at the heart of his research.
Louise Ellison discusses the aims and methodology of her research into the influence of alternative trial arrangements on juror evaluation of evidence in adult rape cases.
Nick Emmel describes the longitudinal research Timescapes has done on a low income estate with families who experience chronic poverty, while Kahryn Hughes talks about the identifiers of deprivation: for example, infant mortality, early morbidity and early mortality.