Power, Space & Cultural Change

Our Research

Research activities 2008-2013

Externally funded research projects on which we have been PI (£ Staying in Dptm. / £ Total Project Costs):

  • 2012 - 2013 Visiting Fellowship ‘Transnational anti-colonialism in Southern India, 1919-1947’ BASAS and British Academy ECAF Visiting Fellowship Scheme (A D Davies) - £4,118/£4,118
  • 2012 ‘Young people and stories of the riots’ British Academy Small Research Grant (M Benwell). - £8,789/£18,774
  • 2010 ‘Maritime Spaces in Anti-Colonial Politics: The Royal Indian Naval Mutiny 1946’ RGS-IBG Early Career Small Research Grant (A D Davies) - £2,500/£2,500
  • 2012 Using ICTs and Community Participation to Tackle Pothole Hazards in Ugandan Main Roads, Uganda Martyrs University Development Studies Association (S Wong) - £6,500
  • 2012 Barry Amiel and Norman Melburn Trust, Remembering Liverpool Labour Council 1983-87 (P North) - £350/£4940
  • 2011 ‘The Solidarity Economy North and South: Energy, Livelihood and the Transition to a Low-Carbon Society’, British Academy UK-Latin American/Caribbean Link Programme (P North) - £19,700/£25,000 

Other externally funded research projects we have been involved in:

  • 2012 ERDF: Centre for Global Eco-Innovation, Universities of Liverpool and Lancaster (P North) - £2M/£9M. 
  • 2011-2016 Adaptation and Resilience of Coastal Energy Supply. EPSRC (P North) - £840K/£840K
  • 2012-2013 Curiosity and Wellbeing: the ‘Take Notice’ Agenda in Liverpool’s Decade of Health and Wellbeing Wellcome Trust Medical Humanities Grant (B. Evans) - £4950
  • 2010-2012 Sustainability transitions: rethinking everyday practices, identities and livelihoods, ESRC Research Seminars (P North) - £17,570

Externally funded research projects staff members were involved in in previous posts:

  • 2009-2012 Lifestyles and Life-courses: The Social Context of Household Waste Management – The Leverhulme Trust (M Riley)
  • 2009-2011 Designing out fatness: the built environment in anti-obesity policy, ESRC (B Evans)
  • 2007-2009 ‘Energy for International Development’ Project, Humana People to People, EPSRC (S Wong)
  • 2007-2009 Trans-boundary Water Governance in White Volta River Basin, Ghana, Ghana’s Water Resources Ministry British Academy (S Wong)

 PhD students

  • 2012-2016 Catherine WilkinsonConnecting Communities through youth led radio (B Evans and P. North)
  • Natalie Robinson Visualising Lifeworlds: A Cross-Cultural Study into Experiences of Homelessness in England and California (B Evans)
  • 2009-2012 Samantha Wilkinson Young people, alcohol and urban life (B Evans)
  • 2012-2016 Marton Fabok The vulnerability of coastal nuclear power (P North)
  • 2011-2018 Michael King The sustainability of infrastructure investment decisions (P North)
  • 2011-2015 Lei Sun Public Participation in Chinese Urban Regeneration Processes (P North)
  • 2006-2010 Noel Longhurst Twinned with Narnia?  The postcapitalist possibilities of a countercultural Place (P North)
  • 2006-2011 Robert Mikecz The neoliberalisation of Estonia (D Sadler & P North)
  • 2007-2012 Rebecca Ryland Labour Internationalism: a grassroots approach (D Sadler & P North)

Externally funded KE projects 2008-2013:

  • 2009-2011 Developing the Low Carbon Economy on Merseyside: ESRC Knowledge Transfer, (P North) - £93,422/£93,422
  • 2012-2013 Developing the Low Carbon Economy on Merseyside: Follow on Funding, ESRC Knowledge Exchange Follow-On Funding
    Scheme (P North) - £90,000/£104,727

Externally funded KE projects staff members were involved in in previous jobs:

  • 2009-2011 Fat Studies and Health at Every Size: Bigness Beyond Obesity.ESRC Seminar Series.
  • 2009-2010 Tackling Climate Change and Obesity in the UK: the Merry-Go-Round Dynamo, various funders (S Wong)

Internally funded projects 2008 -2013:

  • 2012Embodying the ‘Green Citizen’ Funded by SoES pump-priming fund, (B Evans and M Riley) - £3,925
  • 2012 Transnational protest movements and ‘the Twittersphere’. University of Liverpool Research Development Fund (A Davies) - £1,328
  • 2010-12: LGrEco: The Liverpool Green Economy Business Incubator (P North) - £12000

Outreach and other activities 2008 -2013:

  • Founder of Transition South Liverpool (P North)
  • Member of Chamber of Commerce Energy and Environment Committee (P North)