Selected current and recent funded research projects and awards.

For more research projects, follow links from our People and Research Centre pages. Many of these projects are collaborations with researchers in other departments or other institutions, within the UK and beyond.

Project title (funder)University of Manchester contactDates
Covid intimacies: Resilience and viral safety among LGBT and heterosexual people using dating apps in the Covid-19 era (ESRC) Brian Heaphy 2022-2024
The Waste Tip: Exploring fly-tipping and opportunities for better waste management (UMRI)  Helen Holmes  2022-2023
The social, cultural and economic impacts of the pandemic on ethnic and racialised groups in the UK (ESRC) Bridget Byrne 2021-2022
Mental capacity and personal finances: a qualitative study of assessment and support (NIHR) Alex Hall and Debora Price 2021-2022
The impact of Care Act Easements under the Coronavirus Act 2020 on co-resident older carers of partners with dementia (NIHR) Philip Drake and Debora Price 2021-2022
One Bin to Rule Them All (UKRI) Helen Holmes (Co-I); Mike Shaver (PI, SCI) 2020-2024
Exploring Racial and Ethnic Inequality in a Time of Crisis, including the Evidence for Equality National Survey (EVENS) (ESRC) Bridget Byrne 2020-2021
Care of Older Persons in Southern Africa Network (COPSAN) (Global Challenges Research Fund) Debora Price (Principal Investigator: Elena Moore, University of Cape Town) 2020-2021
Urbanisation and Population Ageing: Interdisciplinary perspectives on "ageing in place" in cities (Leverhulme Trust) Tine Buffel 2020-2025
Precarious employment and pension planning (ESRC) Debora Price  2020-2023
Descendants of Holocaust survivors and the concentration camp tattoo: Generation, memory, memorialisation and resignification (British Academy) Alice Bloch 2019-2022 
Ethnic inequalities in later life (Nuffield Foundation) Dharmi Kapadia (Project leader: Laia Becares, University of Sussex) 2019-2022

Migration, Care and Ageing (part of Centre of Excellence for Research on Ageing and Care) (Academy of Finland)

 Vanessa May 2018-2022 
Beyond Banglatown: community, change and new urban economies in Brick Lane (AHRC) Claire Alexander  2018-2021 
Curious Connections: Being an egg or sperm donor (ESRC) Petra Nordqvist   2017-2021  
Girlhood and later life (ESRC) Penny Tinkler   2017-2021 
Dialogue about Radicalisation and Equality (DARE) (EU, Horizon 2020) Hilary Pilkington 2017-2021 
Pensions on divorce (Nuffield Foundation) Debora Price  2017-2020  
Synergi Collaborative Centre - ethnic inequalities and severe mental illness (Lankelly Chase) James Nazroo   2017-2022 
Urban Ageing and Social Exclusion Tine Buffel  2016-2021 
Gender, work and care Colette Fagan ongoing