School of Politics and International Relations

Past Projects

This is a selection of past projects that that have been undertaken by members of the School of Politics and International Relations.


Understanding the relationship between forced marriage and modern slavery

Funder: Arts and Humanities Research Council
PI: Dr Helen McCabe, Associate Professor
Duration: January 2020 - December 2021

Dr McCabe’s Fellowship explores why certain types of marriage should be seen as forms of modern slavery, by gathering current legal definitions of forced marriage and exploring existing survivor narratives.

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Does ethics training reduce corruption in the civil service?

Funder: Global Integrity/UK Department of International Development
PI: Prof. Jan-Hinrik Meyer-Sahling
Duration: January 2019 - March 2022

This project provides robust evidence and tools to assess the effectiveness of distinct civil service designs and put policies in place to tackle corruption in developing countries.


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Advancing knowledge exchange in the UK Parliament

Funder: Economic and Social Research Council
PI: Professor Andrew Mumford
Duration: April 2020 - July 2022

Dr Mumford will work with policy makers and parliamentarians to identify issues, assess evidence, formulate and then implement a review of UK security, defence and foreign policy.

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Survivors' Voices, Stories, and Images: Survivor-led Empowerment

Funder: AHRC
PI: Dr Helen McCabe
Duration: February 2021 – August 2022

Investigators from the University of Nottingham are working with researchers at Azadi in Kenya, and survivors of human trafficking through engagement with arts-based methods.


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Lobbying for Riders' Rights in a Changing Transport Landscape

Funder: Economic and Social Research Council Impact Accelerator Account
PI: Professor Matthew Humphrey
Duration: January - June 2022

Professor Mathew Humphrey collaborates with the Motorcycle Action Group and RideTo Motorcycle Training on this impact project to understand the motivations and aspirations of new riders of powered two-wheel (PTW) transport.

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The importance of strategic and political context for military reforms in Ukraine

Funder: British Academy/Leverhulme Trust
PI: Dr Bettina Renz, Co-investigator: Dr Sarah Whitmore (Oxford Brooks University)
Duration: October 2019 - March 2023

This research project explores the type of military in Ukraine that is best suited to the needs and wants of the country.



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