Challenges in Changing Cities

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EVENT | BEMIS and Scottish Government COVID-19 Research Launch, 24th August 2022

The Scottish Government – together with BEMIS Scotland and Humza Yousaf MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care – are delighted to invite you to the launch of two research reports into vaccine experience and hesitancy within African, Caribbean and Black communities, as well as a wider variety of groups who may face additional barriers to vaccination, with a particular focus on those with long term conditions or disabilities, those living in deprived areas, and certain minority ethnic groups.

    • Wednesday 24th August 2022
    • 09:45 am – 12:00 pm
    • Online Zoom meeting

To register, please...[read more]

BLOG | Replace the M8: A Public Conversation

In June the cross college international research theme, Challenges in Changing Cities, hosted a public conversation on the future of Glasgow’s M8 urban motorway, led by Dr Andrew Hoolachan, Lecturer in Planning. Learn more about the "Replace the M8" campai... [read more]

BLOG | Introducing our new research fellow

In May 2022, Dr Yang Wang joined the theme leadership in order to support interdisciplinary research across the college. Here he shares some of his thoughts on the theme, and... (read more)

Project highlight | Gallant: Glasgow as a Living Lab Accelerating Novel Transformation

The University of Glasgow and Glasgow City Council have been awarded over £10M by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) for a programme of work to help the city move towards climate resilience whilst tackling health, social and economic inequalities... [read more]

What Challenges in Changing Cities Means to Me

View these short videos from our theme leaders and discover what the Challenges in Changing Cities theme means to them and their research.

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Annette Hastings

Annette is a Professor of Urban Studies. Annette's research focuses broadly on issues of inequality within changing cities, for example Public service provision; Impacts of austerity; Neighbourhood stigmatisation; and Language use in the policy process. Annette is currently a Co-i on the Urban Big Data Centre - Administrative Big Data and Unequal Access to Public Services project and a Co-I in the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence.

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John Reuben Davies

John became part of the History team at the University of Glasgow in 2008. His interest in Indian history, and close partnership with the University of Calcutta, has led to ventures concerned with South Asian cultural heritage. In 2017 John led a workshop in Kolkata on the preservation and promotion of the historical cultural heritage of West Bengal and Bangladesh, and since 2018 has been leading a project on the challenges facing heritage-minority communities in the same region. John was elected a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society in 2016.

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Muhammad Imran

Muhammad is Professor of Communication Systems. He has led a number of significant international research projects encompassing the areas of energy efficiency, fundamental performance limits, sensor networks and self-organising cellular networks. Muhammad has a global collaborative research network spanning both academia and key industrial players in the field of wireless communications and has led interdisciplinary 5G innovation work across the UK and beyond.

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Ria Dunkley

Dr Ria Dunkley is a Senior Lecturer in Geography, Environment and Sustainability within the School of Education at the University of Glasgow. Ria was appointed as a Climate Ambassador during COP26 and is currently working with colleagues through the Centre for Sustainable Solutions at the University of Glasgow to advance research on enabling individuals, communities and organisations to initiate sustainable solutions through research, education and partnership.

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