Projects

Collaborative activities across the University of Dundee including research, public engagement, and campus projects

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Art & Design and Architecture projects

Research project

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

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

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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. A further £500k was awarded from Creative Scotland to support Scottish SMEs to apply design innovation and strategy in both the creative and non-creative industries.

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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View Hands of X

Research project

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

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).

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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.

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 Rosnes Bench

Research project

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

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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.

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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.

Business projects

Research project

School of Business academics Carlo Morelli and Ruth Bickerton are investigating the impact of funeral costs, while a new charity (Funeral Link) has been set up in the city to help families cope in the aftermath of a bereavement

Research project

Accountancy academics at the University of Dundee School of Business are crafting the future of crowdfunding for renewable energy generation through their involvement in a multi-million pound collaboration

Research project

Examining the relationship between the time devoted to housework by parents and that by their children, and the link between the housework time of those children when they are adolescents and the housework time of the same individuals in early adulthood, for a sample of couples with children from the United Kingdom

Dentistry projects

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

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

This programme works with Universities of Glasgow and St Andrews

Health Sciences projects

Research project

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

Humanities, Social Sciences and Law projects

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View STRADE

Research project

The Strategic Dialogue on Sustainable Raw Materials for Europe (STRADE) addresses the long-term security and sustainability of the European raw-material supply from European and non-European countries

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View Youth Transitions in Protected Crisis

Research project

Funded by DFID, Youth Transitions in Protracted Crisis focuses on young people who are refugees and highlights the challenges and strategies youth employ to create adult lives in difficult environments. The research took place in urban and camp settlements in Uganda and Jordan working with various refugee groups aged 10 -24.

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View Displaced communities, environmental degradation and sustainable livelihoods in Uganda

Research project

This research uses a blend of Earth Observation and social science qualitative and participatory community-based methods to better understand human-environment interactions in refugee settings in Uganda. The work will directly contribute to policy and responses to create sustainable solutions for reducing environmental degradation and creating better livelihoods

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View Tropical forest dynamics in logged, restored and conserved forests in SE Asia

Research project

A programme of work, led by Prof. Mark Cutler, that builds on research started over 20 years ago in logged forests around Danum Valley in Sabah, Malaysia. This includes analysis of the impacts of the 2015 El Niño on leaf reflectance and traits, and the effectiveness of restoration measures on carbon accumulation in forests after logging.

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.

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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.

Research project

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

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

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’

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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

Eliciting children’s voices through creative and playful research methods

Research project

This collection of articles aims to address key gaps in educational transitions research literature, leading to new perspectives and the identification of recommendations for further research, policy and practice.

Research project

Improving didactics, education and learning in higher education with the Online Serious Game Creator

Research project

Judith Sixsmith is a co-author on a new policy and guidelines publication called Place-Age, Place-Making with older adults towards age-friendly cities and communities.

Life Sciences projects

Medicine projects

Research project

PAINSTORM is a group of research centres from the UK and Belgium. Our aim is to understand the disease processes of NeuP

Science and Engineering projects

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

Research project

We generate accessible data sets to aid forensic science research. These include chemical and biological data, physical evidence (such as ballistics and footwear) and biometric samples.

Research project

We are exploring the strengths and weaknesses of algorithms and software programs used to interpret complex DNA mixtures (samples that contain DNA from more than one person).

Research project

We explore the requirements needed in the interaction of new scientific and digital technologies with legal frameworks, the legal system and the justice system.