Case studies

Find out more about some of the projects ARU staff have working on as part of the Sustainable Futures research theme.

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Gender equity and energy across the Global South

Dr Chris Foulds, Associate Professor in ARU's Global Sustainability Institute, explains his international project investigating the impact of energy access challenges and solutions on women in developing countries.

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Resilience-informed SuDS Management (RESoURce@Brandia)

Dr Maryam Imani, Associate Professor of Water Systems Engineering at ARU, and collaborators talk about their multidisciplinary project to minimise the negative impact of water and infrastructure system failures in urban areas.

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Fair Energy Campaign Pilot @ the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Dr Laura Santamaria, Associate Professor in Visual Communication at ARU, introduces the Fair Energy Campaign, which aims to reduce the UK's carbon footprint and fuel poverty by working with marginalised and minority communities.

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Heritage-led resilience to conflict, scarcity and climate change with Syrian refugees in Jordan

Academics from ARU's StoryLab and Global Sustainability Institute and the University of Petra, Jordan, discuss their project investigating relationships between climate change, conflict, displacement, and the cultural heritage of Syrian refugees in Jordan.

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The health experiences of migrant children in Ghana

Dr Grace Spencer, Associate Professor in ARU's Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care, discusses her project identifying and addressing health priorities and risks for young migrants in Ghana.

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Transition (In)Justice

Dr Lisa Lin, Research Fellow in ARU's StoryLab, introduces the Transition (In)Justice project, examining social injustice among marginalised communities in China and India affected by factory closures.

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Gendered impacts on access to education and technology during COVID-19 in India

Dr Sunrita Dhar-Bhattacharjee, Associate Professor in Human Resource and Organisational Behaviour at ARU, discusses her work investigating and addressing inequality of access to education and technology in India in the wake of COVID-19.

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