£1m grants for sociological research

Published: 27 May 2010

Sociology researchers have been awarded over £1m in grants towards a variety of projects.

Professor Gerda Reith has been awarded three ESRC grants for research into the social impacts of gambling:

  • 'Tracking Vulnerability and Resilience: Gambling Careers in the Criminal Justice System'. (£360,000)
  • 'Understanding Gambling: Impacts and Social Networks Across the Lifecourse' (£168,000)
  • With the National Centre for Social Research: 'Managing Money, Debt and Gambling' (£122,081)

Colleagues in the Strathclyde Centre for Disability Studies have received two recent awards:

  • Jo Ferrie and Nick Watson have been awarded funding from Motor Neurone Disease Scotland for a 2 year study looking at the experience of people living with MND
  • Kevin Paterson and Nick Watson have received an award from Capability Scotland for a three year study looking at experiences of ageing among individuals with cerebral palsy

Colleagues in the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research are the recipients of a number of new awards:

  • Simon Mackenzie and Michele Burman are part of multi-institutional team awarded a €254,035 grant by the European Council’s Prevention of and Fight Against Crime programme, for a project investigating 'The Governance of Security and the Analysis of Risk for Sporting Mega-Events'. The project will investigate security planning for the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
  • Susan Batchelor has been awarded £38,000 for a project evaluating the effectiveness of 'Time For Change', an intensive support service for young women at risk of involvement in the criminal justice system.

First published: 27 May 2010

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