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Business and human rights poster for seminars series showing a panel of participants photos at the bottom
View Business and human rights: exploring the potential and challenges of a UN framework convention

Research project

Corporations, their activities, influence, incentive structures and business models are deeply implicated in inter-linked environmental, economic and social challenges with profound implications for human rights. This raises the question, through what international standards and mechanisms should corporate human rights impacts be addressed?

Research project

This ‘RSE COP 26 International Climate Change Network’ project addresses how initial experience in tackling climate change in Scotland and the rest of the UK may yield insights into the design of domestic laws and regulations on adaptation and resilience in the Global South in line with international legal requirements under the Paris Agreement and the Paris Rulebook’

a table with someone writing post-its
View Making Sense

Research project

‘Making Sense’ embodies socio-technical design research to support participatory sensing initiatives addressing urban environmental challenges in areas such as noise and air pollution.

man at organ with man at microphone
View ECZEMA!

Research project

ECZEMA! is a cumulative performance work for one voice and pipe organ, written and directed by Maria Fusco, commissioned by National Theatre Wales to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS.

park benches in a forest
View Rosnes Bench

Research project

Rosnes Bench is a permanent artwork commissioned by Wide Open, for the diverse and vast landscape of Dumfries & Galloway Forest.

people on beach with sticks with molten metal on the end for bell casting
View TIDE

Research project

‘TIDE’ is a multi-layered creative research project by Tania Kovats which examines the uniquely dynamic nature of tides in the UK.

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View Sàl

Research project

Sàl (Saltwater) is a collaboration between Dalziel + Scullion and composer Iain Morrison, commissioned by 14-18 NOW, WWI Centenary Art Commissions, in collaboration with An Lanntair.

Canvases with heads painted on them, stacked up around a bright gallery
View Witness [DRAWN]

Research project

Witness was developed as a new series of drawings for a solo exhibition (curated by Esen Kaya), with eight drawings first exhibited in ‘DRAWN’ – Anita Taylor (solo exhibition).

a row of hands
View Hands of X

Research project

‘Hands of X’ by Andrew Cook, investigates prosthetic hands, identity, fashion, and ownership.

portrait of a man with a desk coming out of his face
View Ages of Wonder

Research project

‘Ages of Wonder: Scotland’s Art from 1540 until Today’ is a curatorial and editorial research project led by Arthur Watson.

People in exhibition with large red zips
View Pyramid Selling

Research project

This work develops Mick Peter’s evolving research interest in the rhetorical, self-reflexive potential of making an exhibition which is apparently about making an exhibition, by showing exhibition-making as something that can reflect on how sculptural form is understood in mainstream visual culture.

neon images on a wall
View A Drama in Time

Research project

A Drama in Time draws on histories shaping Edinburgh’s forms and ideas, presenting iconic images in neon, illuminating a journey, a life, and questioning what lies beyond.

Research project

Developing and evaluating a diabetes self-management intervention for people with severe mental illness

Research project

This programme works with Universities of Glasgow and St Andrews

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A major challenge facing the health and wellbeing of people with intellectual disabilities is the level of anxiety experienced by both the disabled patient and the dentist

Research project

Prisoners have been identified as one of the target groups (along with the homeless) for oral health improvement by the Scottish government as offenders' oral health is generally worse than that of the general population

Research project

We are creating new ways to detect illicit drugs, explosives and bodily fluids at the scene using cutting edge nano particle and quantum dot chemistry. We create nano biosensors using DNA aptamers to develop sensitive and selective tests

Research project

When samples are collected at a crime scene and sent for analysis, a complex mix of DNA sequences can be detected; for example if the sample was collected from a bag, multiple people may have touched the bag and the sample can contain DNA from all those individuals

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We are developing new avenues of research, collaboration, education and training using Virtual reality tools. Our research is exploring how to make VR useful and robustly fit for purpose for use in complex crime scenarios. We are also exploring how VR/AR and mixed reality can be used in the training environment for all sectors of the crimes scene to the court room.

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We are addressing some of the main difficulties of DNA analysis in forensic science by finding new ways of analysing samples with multiple contributors. When samples are collected at a crime scene and sent for analysis, a complex mix of DNA sequences can be detected; for example if the sample was collected from a bag, multiple people may have touched the bag and the sample can contain DNA from all those individuals

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We are developing a wide range of ground truth data sets. These include chemical and biological samples, physical evidence (such as ballistics and footwear) and biometric samples. We are exploring how such data can be gathered, curated and made accessible to and the wider forensic science community.

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Serious social, emotional and behavioural disturbance in adolescents is costly - incurring long-term costs to society in service provision and collateral damage as well as personal costs to the young people themselves

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This project explores transfer to the secondary school environment of pupil domain-specific knowledge and skills (particularly in science), and general social, communication and teamwork skills

Research project

The Museum of Loss and Renewal investigates issues such as the value and significance of objects, life and death, and artist-led curatorial practice

Research project

IMprints aims to seek a better understanding of such anxieties and appetites and to produce a robust understanding of public taboos and desires around IM-TSP, as they develop in the future

Research project

FLEX aims to explore the emotional and practical boundaries of private and public living so that existing homes can be retrofitted to support companionship, resource sharing and social resilience as people age

students in an exhibition hall with decorative lights on the ceiling
View Design in Action

Research project

Design in Action (DiA) is a £5m Knowledge Exchange (KE) Hub for the Creative Economy, funded in 2012 by the Arts and Humanities Research Council to demonstrate design as a key strategy for economic growth and innovation within industry. It is one of four such UK KE Hubs and the only one based in Scotland.

Research project

The Centre for Remote Environments (CRE), previously known as Project Atlantis, was established by the late Brigadier David Nicholls and Prof Elaine Shemilt as a research and consultancy group concerned with environmental protection and education, and to provide environmental educational resources through digital media

Research project

WeObserve will build a sustainable ecosystem of citizens’ observatories and move environmental monitoring into the mainstream

Measurement Uncertainty Calculator (MUCalc)
View Statistical Toolbox

Research project

We are working with partners across the justice space to understand the needs of the community in the use of statistics and probabilities for the interpretation, evaluation and presentation of evidence in the courts.​

Research project

We are working in collaboration with Cambridge University and the Alan Alda Centre for science communication to develop new tools for the communication and understanding of statistics in forensic science

Grass surrounding river
View Natural flood management to reduce flood risk and restore Eddleston Water for community and wildlife

Research project

Natural flood management (NFM) can help us adapt to climate change, reducing flood risk and conserving habitats, while sustaining farming livelihoods. We are testing this at Eddleston Water, within the Scottish Government’s research programme on the effectiveness of catchment-scale NFM measures.

Man looking out over the Ganges river
View River health in the Ganges

Research project

The river system of the Ganges holds great physical, social and cultural importance in India, but suffers from poorly regulated pollution and water demand. This project looked at how water pollution affects communities on the Ramganga tributary of the Ganges.