Most recent features
Feature | 30 May 2013 | Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media
Six in ten people over the age of 50 in the uk have not considered how they will finance their retirement years â€“ and a third of people approaching retirement do not know how much income they will receive from their private pensions, according to r ...
Feature | 26 April 2013 | Business, General public, Press/media, Schools
Both insurance buyers and insurance sellers frequently fail to assess risks accurately, according to new research. An esrc-supported report concludes that when people make assessments about rare events, they often tend to misjudge a number of factors ...
Feature | 05 March 2013 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
Politicians will find it hard to persuade voters to trust them more because there's a big gap between the kinds of behaviour the two camps think of as unethical, according to new research.
Feature | 05 February 2013 | General public, Press/media, Schools
The visualisation and other methods of expression (vome) project developed new methods to raise public awareness about internet security, an issue highlighted with today's celebration of safer internet day.
Feature | 08 December 2011 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media
The governmentâ€™s white paper water for life highlights challenges and policy options for our water resources. Several esrc-funded research projects have focused on aspects of water management - and award-winning relu research shows new methods for ...
Feature | 01 December 2011 | Academic, General public, Policymakers, Press/media
Thirty years after the first reported cases of aids, a unique gathering of experts are examining the early response to the epidemic in the lecture series "aids @ 30: three decades of responding to hiv/aids".
Feature | 17 August 2011 | Business, General public, Press/media, Schools
The risk of inflexible thinking increases when you're tired - but working in a team and consulting others helps to make the right decision, shows research.
Feature | 26 July 2011 | General public, Press/media, Schools
We canâ€™t help but copy other peopleâ€™s actions, shows research on automatic imitation. A study revealed that rock-paper-scissors players subconsciously copied each otherâ€™s hand shapes â€“ even if that meant an increased risk of losing out.
Feature | 26 January 2011 | Academic, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
Can we anticipate and manage natural risks?
Most recent case studies
Case Study | 01 March 2013 | Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media
Datasets from the esrc-funded uk data service were used in a policy model which underpinned the scottish bill on minimum pricing of alcohol.
Case Study | 15 December 2011 | Academic, Further education, Policymakers, Public sector
A new tool assessing the quality of team-related behaviours of the core members of an operating theatre team has been mandated for national use by the national patient safety agency and implemented in several other countries.
Case Study | 15 January 2007 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
Research on biased jury decisions in rape trials informed home office legislation review and judicial assessments in new zealand.
Most recent press releases
Press Release | 21 September 2012 | Academic, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Voluntary sector
If approached in the right way, citizens are willing to change their behaviour and do more to help themselves and others, according to research funded by the economic and social research council (esrc).
Press Release | 20 March 2012 | Academic, Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media
The new political appetite for 'localism' in town planning has triggered anxiety within local communities and amongst those charged with making it work, according to new research funded by the economic and social research council (esrc).
Press Release | 16 January 2012 | Academic, Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Public sector, Schools
Preparing to act in a particular way can improve the way we process information, and this has potential implications for those with learning disabilities according to research funded by the economic and social research council (esrc)
Press Release | 04 November 2011 | General public, Higher education, Policymakers, Press/media
Politicians and local councillors are currently looking for the best way to control spending across services. At an event as part of the economic and social research council’s (esrc) festival of social science, researchers will find out how young peo ...
Press Release | 19 June 2011 | Academic, Business, Further education, General public, Higher education, Policymakers, Press/media, Public sector
The esrc-funded research study 'changing lives and times' has explored the impact of the financial crisis on the daily lives and future plans of new fathers, finding that several men were making significant life changes.
Press Release | 20 March 2011 | General public, Press/media
The comic relief appeal achieves a remarkable amount of support with around six million people buying red noses. Donations to this cause have increased five-fold between 1988 when the first red nose day appeal raised £15 million to the £82 million ra ...
Press Release | 11 October 2010 | General public, Press/media
Seven new energy and communities research projects will examine how we use energy, our understanding of energy use, and effective community energy management.
Press Release | 15 September 2010 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media
What people think about their neighbourhood is much more strongly influenced by deprivation than by the degree of ethnic mixing in the area, according to new research funded by the economic and social research council (esrc), carried out by researche ...
Press Release | 13 December 2009 | Policymakers, Press/media
Greater government aid to overseas development charities does not discourage individual giving, according to new research funded by the economic and social research council (esrc). Fears that increasing government grants would serve to 'crowd out' do ...
Press Release | 23 November 2009 | General public, Press/media
70 per cent of households always separate their rubbish for recycling, but only 2 per cent buy their energy on a green tariff, according to the early findings of a major new annual household survey, called understanding society, funded by the economi ...
Most recent grants
Dr Kahryn Hughes | 01 October 2014
This project brings together a national network of qualitative longitudinal research projects on the third sector for knowledge sharing and exchange. It aims to scale up and enhance the evidence base on the third sector, creating useful resources thr ...
Professor Naila Kabeer | 01 April 2014
This project seeks to understand the gender dynamics of the labour market in the context of bangladesh. Labour markets are recognised as key institutional routes through which the benefits of growth are distributed across populations. Moreover, empir ...
Professor Harold Collins | Science and Technology Studies | 01 March 2014
This project aims to examine the nature of scientific consensus by looking closely at how boundaries are established, enacted, reinforced and experienced within physics. To know what mainstream scientific consensus means, we need to know more about t ...
Professor Martin Knapp | 01 March 2014
Dementia has enormous impacts on the quality of life of people with this condition and their carers. As the population ages, the numbers affected will increase considerably. A major challenge is how to provide high-quality treatment and support to th ...
Dr DENISE HEWLETT | Area & Development Studies | 17 February 2014
‘tranquillity' is commonly experienced in areas of outstanding natural beauty where it is a key motive for visitors. This popularity means that managing organisations must ensure that development is sensitive to ecological, social and economic ...
Professor Martin Innes | Sociology | 15 February 2014
The research will analyse social reactions to the murder of drummer lee rigby in woolwich on 22 may 2013 using social media data collected from twitter, blogs and other sources. such data uniquely enable the tracking of the evolution of public ...
Professor Paul Watson | Social Geography | 14 February 2014
Many believe that social media data has the potential to give real insights into communities. However, there is a real challenge in unlocking this knowledge due to the enormous size and speed with which the data is generated, and a lack of understand ...
Professor Peter Edwards | Sociology | 14 February 2014
There is now a broad consensus that new forms of social data emerging from people’s day-to-day activities on the web have the potential to transform the social sciences. However, there is also agreement that current analytical techniques fall s ...
Professor Nicholas O'regan | 06 February 2014
The collapse of well-known uk high street names has shown the importance of having a business model that is capable of both creating and capturing value. Business models describe how the firm differentiates itself and deals with competition. Yet, rec ...
Professor Helen Stalford | 04 February 2014
This seminar series provides a unique platform for critical discussion and interdisciplinary exchange relating to the role of the european institutions - notably the european union and the council of europe - in shaping children’s rights. It re ...
Most recent outputs
Janet Smart | 30 September 2014 | Project Studies | End of Grant Report
Key findings esl0019851
Kahryn Hughes | 30 September 2014 | End of Grant Report
Key findings esk0076611
Dirk Schubotz | 30 September 2014 | Social Policy | End of Grant Report
Key findings esk0056501
Jenny Pearce | 30 September 2014 | Pol. sci. & internat. studies | End of Grant Report
Key findings esk0055371
Cheryl Thomas | 30 September 2014 | End of Grant Report
Key findings - res-189-25-0315
Nicola Mcewen | 30 September 2014 | End of Grant Report
Key findings - esk0070681
Leila Jancovich | 30 September 2014 | Cultural Geography | End of Grant Report
Key findings - esk0053161
Sharon Collard | 30 September 2014 | Social Policy | End of Grant Report
Key findings - esk0042631
Sarah Rosalind Palmer | 30 September 2014 | Economic & Social History | End of Grant Report
Impact report res-062-23-3173
Matthew Moran | 30 September 2014 | Area & Development Studies | End of Grant Report
Impact report esl00173x1