Sport betting in Malawi: A pilot interview study of male bettors
In recent years Malawi has experienced a significant growth in the availability of gambling products and services. As Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world, there are concerns that this trend will have negative effects on development and health.
In it to win it: An Interdisciplinary investigation of sports betting
Justice Journeys: Informing policy and practice through lived experience
Language learning and migrant 'integration' in Scotland
The project is a qualitative study of ESOL provision and language-based ‘integration’ initiatives in Scotland; it explores the relationship between language learning and migrant ‘integration’ among learners, teachers, providers and policy-makers.
Recently Completed Projects
Distant Voices: Coming Home
Distant Voices is a project that explores crime, punishment and reintegration through songwriting and other forms of creative expression. We pair some of Scotland’s best songwriters with people who’ve experienced the criminal justice system from lots of different angles. This has included people in prison, social workers, probation officers, prison officers and governors, as well as those affected by an experience of crime, or participants in communities and families who receive people coming home.
Translations and transformations in patienthood: cancer in the post-genomics era (January 2015 - June 2021)
Evaluation of Rape Crisis Scotland’s National Advocacy Project (February 2016 - January 2018)
Researching Multilingually at the Borders of Language, the Body, Law & the State (April 2014-March 2017)
Intimate migrations: Lesbian, gay and bisexual migrants in Scotland (January 2015 - January 2017)
Lives Sentenced – The Punishment Careers of Persistent Offenders (October 2013 - March 2017)
Lives Sentenced: Experiences of Repeated Punishment (October 2013 - September 2016)
Mass Supervision – Seen and Heard (2015-2016)
Public understanding and belief in response to media accounts of probation (2014 - 2015)
(Re)Imagining Youth: A Comparative Sociology of Youth Leisure in Scotland and Hong Kong (September 2013 - August 2015)
A socio-cultural exploration at the lives of polio survivors (January-August 2015)
Evaluation of the Police Scotland/Rape Crisis Scotland ‘Support to Report’ Pilot Advocacy Service (February 2014 - January 2015)
Gendering Activism in Populist Radical Right Parties (2012 to 2014)
Understanding Gambling (June 2006 - 2013)
Quality of Engagement in Probation Practice (2010-2012)