School of English
Funded research projects

Past projects

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Past research projects
Project title Principal Investigator Research Centre Awarding body Award Project dates
Nottingham Street Names John Baker and Jayne Carroll INS UKRI - QR Funding £32.5k 01/12/2020 - 31/03/2021
Future of the high street augmenter project in partnership with NCC Spencer Jordan INS UKRI - QR Funding £15.3k 01/12/2020 - 31/03/2021
Communicating Impactful Safeguarding for Generation Z during Covid-19 Louise Mullany and Lucy Jones CRAL UKRI - QR Funding £14.4k 01/12/2020 - 31/03/2021
Regional Museums in the time of Covid-19 and beyond Lynda Pratt INS UKRI - QR Funding £13.6k 01/12/2020 - 31/03/2021
Review of Statues, Blue Plaques, Street Plaques and Street-names in Nottingham which celebrate individuals directly involved in transatlantic slavery John Baker (with Sarah Badcock, History) INS ESRC Impact Acceleration Account £10k (School share £4.4k) 03/08/2020 - 16/10/2020
Technically Speaking: EDI workplace narratives of Technicians during COVID-19 Louise Mullany (with Sam Kingman & Kelly Vere, Engineering) CRAL EPSRC   01/06/2020 - 01/12/2020
ExTRA-PPOLATE (Explainable Therapy Related Annotations: Patient & Practioner Oriented Learning Assistating Trust & Engagement) Daniel Hunt (with Jacob Andrews, Medicine) CRAL EPSRC   01/03/2020 - 31/03/2021
An AI Communications Tooklit for Diverse Recruitment Practices in Multinational Workplaces Louise Mullany and Jacqueline Cordell CRAL IAA   01/02/2021 - 31/03/2021
Misogyny hate crime: An education resource bank Louise Mullany CRAL Institute for Policy & Public Engagement Local Collaboration Fund (University of Nottingham) £993 01/02/2020 - 31/03/2020
Robert Southey's Keswick: Enhancing understanding of the literary culture of the northern Lake District Lynda Pratt CRLC AHRC Follow-on £66.5k 01/02/2020 - 30/11/2020
Early Scottish Uses of European Humanism Nicola Royan CRLC British Academy £53.8k 01/01/2020 - 30/06/2021
2010 - 2019
Past research projects
Project title Principal Investigator Research Centre Awarding body Award Project dates
Caerlaverock Castle - The Siege of Caerlaverock Nicola Royan CRLC British Academy  £3k 17/09/2019 - 31/01/2020
Learning the Landscape through Language: Place-names and childhood education John Baker INS AHRC Follow-on Funding for Impact £75.8k 01/09/2019 - 30/11/2020
Making Accessibility Accessible: Building On The Outcomes Of The Integrated Immersive Inclusiveness Project Joanna Robinson CRLC AHRC £36.8k (£9.5k School share) 01/02/2019 - 31/12/2019
Linguistic Patterns in First and Second Language Acquisition: does input matter? Kathy Conklin CRAL Leverhulme Trust £37.5k 01/09/2018 - 30/06/2019
The Lost Poetry of Empire: the Indian Periodical Press Máire Ní Fhlathúin CRLC Curran Fellowship £2.6k 01/09/2018 - 31/12/2018
Perspectives on Urban Childhoods in Africa Helen Buckler CRAL British Academy £2.5k 01/04/2018 - 30/11/2019
Developmental Linguistics in the Global South Helen Buckler CRAL British Academy £2k 01/04/2018 - 30/11/2019
Integrated Immersive Inclusiveness: trialling immersive technologies Joanna Robinson (with Computer Science, Mixed Reality Lab, Modern Languages and Cultures) CRLC AHRC £37.2k 01/02/2018 - 31/12/2019
The Language, Gender and Leadership Network Louise Mullany CRAL AHRC £48.7k 1/10/2017 - 1/04/2019
Citizen Scholarship in Nottingham: Understanding the value of engaging users with heritage and culture Joanna Robinson CRLC AHRC £60.7k 01/09/2017 - 31/08/2018
In dialogue with the past: Legacies of the transatlantic slave trade in Canada’s modern-day slavery Abigail Ward CRLC Leverhulme International Academic Fellowship £39.7k 01/09/2017 - 30/06/2018
The Cambridge Edition of the Complete Fiction of Henry James: Volume 28: 'The Lesson of the Master' and Other Tales Rebekah Scott CRLC British Academy / Leverhulme Small Travel Grant £3k 01/07/2017 - 01/09/2018
Bringing Vikings Back to the East Midlands Judith Jesch CSVA AHRC £145.8k 01/02/2017 - 31/03/2018
The Sherwood Foresters of the Easter Rising: Memories, monuments, and fictions James Moran CRLC AHRC £15k 01/01/2017 - 07/10/2017
Developing an Empirically-based Rank List of Vocabulary Knowledge Norbert Schmitt CRAL British Council £60.3k 01/10/2016 - 30/09/2018
The Collected Letters of Robert Southey. Part 7: 1821-27 Lynda Pratt  CRLC  MHRA £23k  01/10/2016 - 01/09/2017
Flood and Flow: Place-names and river system hydrography past, present, future Jayne Carroll (with Universities of Leicester and Wales) INS Leverhulme Trust £49.7k 01/08/2016 - 31/07/2018
Health Communication Transforming Patient Adherence through Digital Communication Louise Mullany CRAL ESRC IAA £21.5k 2016 - 2017
Linguistic Profiling for Professionals Louise Mullany CRAL ERDF £482k 2016 - 2019
L2 reading and reading-while-listening in multi-modal learning conditions: An eye-tracking study Kathy Conklin CRAL British Council £9.7k 01/10/2015 - 30/09/2017
The Suffolk Place-Names Project Paul Cavill INS Suffolk Institute of  Archeaology and History   Jan 2015 - Jan 2016
Travel and Communication in Anglo-Saxon England Jayne Carroll INS Leverhulme Trust £122.6k 01/11/2014 - 31/10/2017
The Drama of D.H. Lawrence: Regional Identity and Space James Moran CRLC Philip Leverhulme Prize (Performing and Visual Arts) £70k 01/11/2014 - 31/10/2016
Simulated assessments of General Practitioners' consultations in a multicultural society: a linguistic analysis Sarah Atkins CRAL ESRC £116.7k 21/10/2013 - 20/04/2016
CLiC Dickens: Characterisation in the Representation of Speech and Body Language from a Corpus Stylistic Perspective Michaela Mahlberg CRAL AHRC £200k 01/10/2013 - 30/09/2015
 The scots poet Gavin Douglas Nicola Royan CRLC Leverhulme Mid-career Research Fellowship £34.9k 01/09/2013 - 31/08/2015
The Place-Names of Shropshire Jayne Carroll INS AHRC £715k 01/01/2013 - 31/12/2016
The Viking Diaspora Judith Jesch CSVA AHRC Fellowship £61k 27/01/2013 - 26/09/2013
Intertextual Joyce Sarah Davison (with Royal Holloway) CRLC British Academy £7k 2013 - 2014
Languages, Myths and Finds: Translating Norse and Viking Cultures for the 21st Century Judith Jesch CSVA AHRC Collaborative  Skills Development £59.5k 2013 - 2014
The Maitland Quarto Manuscript Joanna Martin CRLC AHRC Early Career Fellowship   22/01/2012 - 21/10/2012
Digital Exposure of English Place-names (DEEP) Jayne Carroll INS JISC £181k 01/11/2011 - 31/07/2013
A Newly Discovered Account of Ben Jonson's Walk to Scotland: An annotated edition, contextual essays and resources for heritage interpretation Julie Sanders CRLC AHRC £45.7k 01/05/2011 - 31/10/2013
The Impact of Diaspora in the Making of Britain: Evidence, memory and invention Jayne Carroll INS Leverhulme £81.2k 01/01/2011 - 31/12/2016
Exploiting Corpus Research for English Language Teaching Ron Carter and Svenja Adolphs CRAL ESRC £86.8k 01/01/2011 - 31/12/2011
From Corpus to Classroom Ron Carter and Svenja Adolphs CRAL EPSRC £38.7k 01/07/2010 - 31/10/2011
2000 - 2009
Past research projects
Project title Principal Investigator Research Centre Awarding body Award Project dates
Landscapes of Governance: Assembly sites in England, 5th-11th centuries Jayne Carroll INS Leverhulme £119k 19/10/2009 - 18/10/2012
Health Communication and the Internet: An analysis of adolescent language use on the Teenage Health Freak website Svenja Adolphs and Louise Mullany CRAL ESRC £75.8k 01/07/2009 - 30/06/2010
The Wollaton Medieval Manuscripts: Texts, owners and readers Thorlac Turville-Petre CRLC AHRC £243k 01/11/2008 - 31/07/2010
Genes of Gallgoidil: Migration of Irish, Hiberno-Norse and other Gaelic-speaking populations in the Viking Age Christina Lee CSVA AHRC £15.7k 01/11/2008 - 31/10/2010
The Language of Space in Court Performance, 1400-1625 Janette Dillon CRLC Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship £79.4k 01/09/2008 - 31/08/2010
Letters of Robert Southey (Part 1-4: 1791 to 1815) Lynda Pratt CRLC AHRC £363k 01/04/2007 - 31/03/2010
Electronic edition of Piers Plowman Thorlac Turville-Petre INS AHRC £96k 01/09/2006 - 31/08/2008
Mapping Performance Culture: Nottingham 1857-67 Joanna Robinson CRLC AHRC £289k 01/06/2006 - 31/07/2009
Gender Processing in monolinguals and bilinguals Kathy Conklin CRAL British Academy £72k 01/05/2006 - 30/04/2008
Viking Identities Network Judith Jesch CSVA AHRC £19.9k 01/04/2006 - 31/03/2009
Anglo Saxon Civil Defence in the Viking Age David Parsons INS Leverhulme £90.1k 01/10/2005 - 30/09/2008
Perceptions of Place: English place-name study and regional variety David Parsons INS AHRC £330.5k 01/09/2005 - 31/08/2010
Second Language Speech Fluency and Multi-Word Units Svenja Adolphs CRAL EPSRC £71k 01/09/2005 - 28/02/2009
New form of digital record for e-Social Science 3 Ron Carter CRAL ESRC £95.2k 01/04/2005 - 31/03/2008
An English Dictionary of Swedish Runic Inscriptions in the Late Viking Age Judith Jesch CSVA British Academy £13k 2004 - 2005
A Key to English Place-Names  Thorlac Turville-Petre INS AHRC £66.7k (2004); £7.3k (2005) 2004 - 2005
CANBEC: The Cambridge and Nottingham Business English Corpus Ron Carter and Mike McCarthy CRAL Cambridge University Press   2001 - 2003
The Acquisition of Multi-Word Units Zoltan Dörnyei CRAL ESRC   2001 - 2003
Vocabulary of English Place-Names Thorlac Turville-Petre INS AHRC £196.4k (2001-2005); £10.5k (2006) 2001 - 2005, 2006
Ships and their Companies in the Late Viking Age Judith Jesch CSVA AHRB £15k 2000
Survey of English Place-Names David Parsons INS AHRC £332k [1999] – 2004

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