Externally funded research projects

These research projects are currently funded and underway in the department.

You can also see a list of research projects where funding has ceased, but dissemination activities may still be ongoing.

Awarded To

Project Title


Start Date

Dr Amy Binner, Professor Ian J. Bateman, Professor Brett Day Natural Environment Valuation Online (NEVO): Web-based tools for natural capital management and investment Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) 1 May 2017
Dr Nils-Christian Bormann
Dr Stacey Hynd (History, University of Exeter); Dr Jonathan Cinnamon (Geography, University of Exeter)
Do Nightlights Emissions Enlighten? Exploring the effect of local economic conditions on violence against civilians during civil war Arts and Humanities Research Council 1 November 2016
Dr Angela Cassidy Managing bovine TB in the UK: a disease at the intersections of the human, owned and wild Wellcome Trust 1 September 2016
Professor Claudio Radaelli, Professor Claire Dunlop Procedural Tools for Effective Growth (PROTEGO) Patterns, Outcomes and Policy Design European Research Council 1 September 2016
Professor Jason Reifler DEBUNKER: The Problem of European Misperceptions in Politics, Health, and Science: Causes, Consequences, and the Search for Solutions European Research Council 1 September 2016
Professor Brett Day
Plymouth Marine Laboratory (project lead); Middlesex University; Swansea University; Bangor University; Cardiff University, University of Cambridge.
CoastWEB: Valuing the contribution which COASTal habitats make to human health and WEllBeing, with a focus on the alleviation of natural hazards NERC 1 August 2016
Dr Amy McKay
Professor Beth Leech (Rutgers University), Professor Patrick Bernhagen (University of Stuttgart), Assistant Professor Joost Berkhout (University of Amsterdam) & Lecturer Adam Chalmers (King's College, London)
Agendas and Interest Groups ESRC, DFG, NIW 1 July 2016
Professor Michael Winter
Professor Andrew Whitmore (project lead) (Rothamsted Research); Professor Sue Hartley (University of York); Dr Matthew Heard (NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology)
SUSTAinable Intensification Network - SUSTAIN BBSRC 4 April 2016
Dr Alex Prichard
Loughborough University (lead)
Anarchy as constitutional principle: Constitutionalising in anarchist politic Economic and Social Research Council 1 January 2016
Professor Ian J. Bateman
Professor Dieter Helm – Chairman Professor Colin Mayer Professor Diane Coyle Professor Georgina Mace Professor Kathy Willis Professor Paul Leinster University of Oxford, University of Manchester, UCL, Kew and Cranfield University.
UK Natural Capital Committee Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs 1 January 2016
Professor Susan Banducci, Dr Iulia Cioroianu, Dr Travis Coan, Dr Lorien Jasny, Dr Gabriel Katz Measuring Information Exposure in Dynamic and Dependent Networks (ExpoNet) Economic and Social Research Council 1 January 2016
Professor Andrew Massey
The Viking Trust
WL Hutton Research Grant The Viking Trust 8 September 2015
Professor Alison Harcourt International professional fora: a study of civil society organisation Economic and Social Research Council 1 September 2015
Dr Bice Maiguashca
Leading institute: Dr Jonathan Dean (University of Leeds)
Exploring Left-Wing Populism in an Age of Anti-Politics Leverhulme Trust 1 September 2015
Professor Michael Dumper Power, Piety and People: The Politics of Holy Cities in the 21st Century Leverhulme Trust 1 September 2015
Professor Patrick Porter
Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)
Ambiguous and Information Warfare in a Russian and Chinese Age The Office of Naval Research 1 September 2015
Dr Catarina Thomson Constraints on the Design of Security Policy: Insights from Audience Costs Theory and Security and Defence Elites in Britain Economic and Social Research Council 1 October 2014
Dr Sergio Catignani, Dr Victoria Basham Sustaining Future Reserves 2020: Assessing Organizational Commitment in the Reserves Economic and Social Research Council 1 October 2014
Professor Oliver James 'Structure and Organisation of Government' Project Economic and Social Research Council 1 September 2014
Professor Ian J. Bateman
James Wilsdon, Cian O'Donovan, Ruth Welters, Andy Stirling, Fiona Marshall, Gemma Cranston, Jake Rynolds, Lyla Mehta, Martin Roberts, Saurabh Arora, Rose Cairns. University of Sheffield University of Sussex Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership University of East Anglia
The Nexus Network Economic and Social Research Council 1 May 2014
Professor Susan Banducci, Dr Gabriel Katz, Professor Dan Stevens Industry and Doctoral Training in Vote Advice Applications (VOTEADVICE) European Commission 1 May 2014
Professor Clare Saunders
Bert Klanderman (VU Amsterdam)
POLPART: How Citizens Try to Influence Politics and Why - International Comparisons of Movement and Party Politics Advanced European Research Council 1 January 2014
Professor Michael Winter, Professor Matt Lobley Sustainable Intensification Platform Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs 1 January 2014
Professor Nicole Bolleyer European Research Council for the project ‘State Encroachment on Civil Society? A Comparative Study of Parties, Interest Groups and Welfare-Providing Organisations in Contemporary Democracies (STATORG) European Commission 1 November 2013
Professor Susan Banducci, Dr Alexey Bessudnov, Dr Katharine Boyd, Dr Iulia Cioroianu, Dr Travis Coan, Dr Lorien Jasny, Dr Ekaterina Kolpinskaya Q-Step Nuffield, ESRC and HEFCE 1 October 2013

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