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WUN announces outcomes for Research Development Fund 2020

Yiming Wang

Yiming Wang

Roberta Guerrina

Roberta Guerrina

14 December 2020

Bristol wins 2 awards of £10,000

The Worldwide Universities Network has announced the outcomes of its Research Development Fund for 2020. The theme was Sustainable Recovery. The University of Bristol obtained funds for both of the projects it proposed, as follows:

Yiming Wang (SPS) will lead on Exploring the changing social networks of low-income migrants in post-COVID cities: Implications on community-based health infrastructure. His team will draw on the expertise of colleagues from WUN partners University of Alberta; The Chinese University of Hong Kong; National Cheng Kung University; University of York; Zhejiang University. 

Roberta Guerrina (SPAIS) will be PI on Gendering Public Health - Women's Leadership in the context of COVID-19. Her team is made up of researchers from University of Alberta; The University of Auckland; The Chinese University of Hong Kong; University of Ghana; Maastricht University; and the University of York.
 
Bristol researchers will also be co-Is on a further 5 projects, as follows:
  • Exploring the changes in sustainable and healthy food practices in response to COVID-19  
  • The New African Urban University: Building partnerships to realise the promise and potential of sustainable urban transformations
  • Development & Evaluation of a Mesh WiFi-based In-Home Health Monitoring System for Older Adults
  • Health & Social Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Young People across the Socioeconomic Ladder: A Cross-Country Comparative Study
  • Heritage and Climate Change: The state of the research on climate change-induced impacts to cultural landscapes