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Raphael, School of Athens, fresco, 1509-1511 (Stanza della Segnatura, Papal Palace, Vatican)

The Reception of Aristotle's Poetics in the Italian Renaissance and Beyond: New Directions in Criticism

Researcher: Dr Bryan Brazeau (Liberal Arts)

Using new and cutting-edge perspectives, this book explores literary criticism and the reception of Aristotle's Poetics in early modern Italy.

Co-creating energy efficiency in Foleshill: A collaboration between artists, researchers and the community in Coventry

Researcher: Dr Jonathan Clarke (Global Sustainable Development)

Helping to support the establishment of a partnership between researchers within the Department of Global Sustainable Development and Coventry City Council officers, promoting sustainability and climate change action.

Climate, Change, Drought, Environment, Desert

The role of Europe in Global Challenges: Climate change and Sustainable Development

Researcher: Dr Rosa Fernandez Martin (Global Sustainable Development)

Aiming to bring together researchers and practitioners at different stages of their careers, interested in different aspects of the topic.

FIDELIO: Forecasting social impacts of biodiversity conservation policies in Europe

Researcher: Dr Nikoleta Jones (Institute for Global Sustainable Development)

Exploring why some Protected Areas are more effective than others, setting at its core the unravelling of complexities in socio-ecological systems of Protected Areas and the important role of social impacts of these conservation policies.

Assessing the social impacts of ‘Our Spaces’

Researcher: Dr Nikoleta Jones and Leigh Walker (IGSD)

Investigating the social (non-monetary) value of the Warwickshire County Council ‘Our Spaces’ programme; a project aimed at helping to reinvigorate public spaces in the wake of the Covid pandemic by installing public art interventions in seven towns throughout Warwickshire.

This project was funded by Getting Creative with Sustainability and the Warwick Habitability GRP.

Brightly coloured fruit and vegetables in a market in China

Addressing micronutrient deficiencies associated with the double burden of childhood malnutrition in China, a combined food system framework

Researcher: Dr Xiaodong Lin (Global Sustainable Development)

Engaging with local communities, families and particularly mothers, to explore the determinants of malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies, and the social and cultural barriers to uptake of nutrition interventions.

Life Stories of Cuban Internationalist Healthcare Professionals

Researcher: Professor Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla (School for Cross-faculty Studies)

Focusing on the impact of Humanitarian Aid on identity construction and alteration, and more specifically on the case of the Cuban Internationalist Solidarity Programme.

Sustainable Lives in Scarred Landscapes: Heritage, Environment, and Violence in the China-Myanmar Jade Trade

Researcher: Professor Mandy Sadan (Global Sustainable Development)

Collecting life stories that reflect the complexities and nuance of how jadeite is implicated in everyday lives in this region.

Drugs and (Dis)order: Building Sustainable Peacetime Economies in the Aftermath of War

Researcher: Professor Mandy Sadan (Global Sustainable Development)

Finding policy solutions to transform drug economies into peacetime economies in the aftermath of war, working in Afghanistan, Colombia and Myanmar.

Rare Earths in the Just Transition

Researcher: Professor Mandy Sadan (Global Sustainable Development)

Developing a more integrated approach to REE by considering what the just transition looks like at different points along the commodity chain.

Image credit: Tmy350 / Wikimedia Commons

Protected areas and people

Researchers: Dr Jess Savage (Global Sustainable Development) and Dr Godwin Yeboah (Institute for Global Sustainable Development)

Helping to find sustainable, long term solutions by developing strategic tools for the effective design and implementation of management systems. This research will allow the expansion of current knowledge networks throughout Cambodia, and into nearby Myanmar.

Image credit: Dr Marco J Haenssgen

Painting the city green: Artistic public engagement for micromobility and more

Researcher: Dr Alastair Smith (Global Sustainable Development)

Supporting a Green Micromobilities Living Laboratories project, engaging stakeholders - including the WWT and Coventry Councill, plus local community groups - to co-create knowledge and visioning for a Micromobility Green Corridor between the University and the City.

Institute for Global Sustainable Development (IGSD) research projects