Most recent features
Feature | 15 January 2015 | General public, Press/media, Schools
Using data from the esrc-funded understanding society study, a new report from the rac foundation has explored trends in car use amongst young adults.
Feature | 16 August 2013 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
A cedar research project looking into commuting patterns of driving versus walking cycling or public transport suggests that improved convenience can promote the uptake of such 'active commuting'.
Feature | 07 June 2013 | Business, General public, Press/media, Public sector
The privatised rail system relies upon billions of pounds of hidden subsidies from the tax payer and has failed to bring in private investment, according to research from the esrc centre for research on socio-cultural change.
Feature | 07 March 2013 | Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media
Professor david newberry argues that public investment in the right areas will fuel uk economic growth - with the short-term impact of giving work to domestic private companies who will create jobs.
Feature | 26 February 2013 | General public, International, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
Regulations controlling air pollution from ships might be ineffective, suggests esrc-funded research. A minority of berthing ships in the uk and sweden are burning high-sulphur fuel in restricted control areas.
Feature | 31 January 2013 | Academic, Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
Investing in human capital, improving the national infrastructure, improving finance provision for private investment and innovation, and the creation of an independent national growth council are key recommendations in the final report from the lse ...
Feature | 04 October 2012 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Public sector, Schools
The parc study, funded through the esrc-supported national prevention research initiative, has analysed the effect and 'walkability' of pedestrian-friendly spaces in east belfast.
Feature | 19 September 2012 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
The integrated transport and health impact model, developed at the esrc-supported centre for diet and activity research, enables transport planners to predict how different patterns of transport use impact on health.
Feature | 30 March 2012 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media
The queuing and bulk-buying of petrol is not 'panic buying' but logical, given people's reasonable beliefs about others' behaviour and mistrust of the authorities, argues dr john drury, researching crowd psychology in emergencies.
Most recent case studies
Case Study | 08 August 2014 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
Using social marketing techniques, researchers at the university of exeter have influenced defra policy in segmenting audiences for behavioural change campaigns, and developed a â€˜green travelâ€™ app for holidays.
Case Study | 15 October 2009 | Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
A pioneering website providing public access to environment law information has been created by esrc researchers at cardiff university, working in partnership with the uk environment law association.
Case Study | 15 October 2008 | Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
Research has quantified how consumer purchasing decisions drive carbon emissions - helping to develop pas 2050, a business standard on carbon footprinting.
Most recent grants
Professor Mark Birkin | Management & Business Studies | 14 February 2014
The project will work in collaboration with ucl to establish a consumer data research centre (cdrc) for the provision of new forms of ‘big data’ which are emerging in consumer markets. Big data are continually changing (eg traffic sensors ...
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 Piyushimita (Vonu) Thakuriah | Human Geography | 30 January 2014
The urban big data research centre (ubdrc) will provide a unique facility for researching complex and cross-cutting urban issues such as transport, employment, migration, housing, education and social exclusion. The centre will bring together an inte ...
Professor Keith Shaw | 01 December 2013
This proposal provides a timely opportunity to focus on an aspect of the debate on scottish independence that is of growing political salience but which, as yet, remains an underdeveloped research area: namely, the impact of greater scottish autonomy ...
Dr Christian Bueger | Security Studies | 09 November 2013
Maritime piracy is back on the agenda of world politics. How is the international community responding to piracy and what makes it so difficult to address the problem? this three year research project analyses the international response to cont ...
Dr Christopher Dibben | 01 November 2013
The administrative data research centre (adrc) - scotland aims to make research and make available de-identified administrative data to the research community. The adrc will have a core service that will:
provide state-of-the-art facilities for rese ...
Professor Steffen Boehm | 01 November 2013
Globally agricultural and food systems are undergoing significant transformations as a result of globalisation, industrial development and changing lifestyles. These result in a variety of ecological, social, cultural, political and economic changes ...
Ms Melanie Wright | 01 October 2013
Access to administrative data for research is a positive public good. The ability to use these records - collected in the course of business by governmental and other bodies - and to link them can greatly enhance the ability to do the research modern ...
Professor Henry Overman | Economics | 01 September 2013
The what works centre for local economic growth aims to significantly improve how evidence is used to design and deliver policies for local growth and employment, leading to more effective policies and policymaking. Its main users will be local autho ...
Professor N Gregson | 01 August 2013
This research is concerned with examining the flows of goods in globalisation. Whilst most academic work focuses on how and where goods are produced, consumed and disposed of, relatively little addresses the circulation of goods in the global economy ...
Most recent outputs
Kiron Chatterjee | 30 September 2014 | Sociology | End of Grant Report
Key findings esk00445x1
Rachel Aldred | 30 September 2014 | Sociology | End of Grant Report
Key findings - esj0221011
Sarah Rosalind Palmer | 30 September 2014 | Economic & Social History | End of Grant Report
Impact report res-062-23-3173
Geraint Ellis | 30 September 2014 | Environmental Planning | End of Grant Report
Impact report - esj0105881
Rachel Aldred | 01 May 2014 | Sociology | Organised event
A two day symposium, organised as part of my cemore visiting research fellowship.
James Woodcock | 01 May 2014 | Sociology | Organised event
A cedar work in progress meeting
James Woodcock | 01 May 2014 | Sociology | Presentation/lecture
Presentation about the project as part of the uwe cts seminar series
Rachel Aldred | 01 May 2014 | Sociology | Presentation/lecture
Invited talk given to the ptrc cycling as transport lecture series.
Rachel Aldred | 01 May 2014 | Sociology | Seminar/workshop
Invited talk at the ucl "cycling and culture" symposium organised by tom cohen (deputy director, ucl transport institute)
Zaid Chalabi | 01 May 2014 | Sociology | Dissemination / Communication
Oral presentation at the uncertainty conference in computer models conference, 2014