Collaboration

The DTP has knowledge exchange at the heart of its strategy and is keen to collaborate on research projects with partners in the private, public and third sector.

If you are interested in collaborating with the White Rose DTP please contact us via enquiries@wrdtc.ac.uk

Examples of some of the opportunities for students to deliver social scientific research which makes a distinctive societal contribution through their period of study and beyond are highlighted below:

Private

Collaborative Award 2014 – Pastoral food security in Eastern Africa: shifts in livelihood, culture and natural resource governance

University Pathway/s Partner Organisation Project Title Sheffield, Main Supervisor: Chasca Twyman c.twyman@sheffield.ac.uk, 2nd Supervisor: Daniel Hammett d.hammett@sheffield.ac.uk Human Geography International Land Coalition (ILC) Pastoral food security in Eastern Africa: shifts in...

Read more

Collaborative Award 2014 – Coping with conditionality? An exploration of the impact of welfare conditionality on vulnerable people

University Pathway/s Partner Organisation Project Title York, Main Supervisor: Peter Dwyer peter.dwyer@york.ac.uk, 2nd Supervisor: Kate Brown kate.brown@york.ac.uk Social Policy/Social Work The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) Coping with conditionality?  An exploration of...

Read more

Test Category

Collaborative Award 2015 – Community weight loss programmes – applying traditional and behavioural-economic approaches to help understand when they are cost-effective

Name Email University Department Collaborative Partner Claire Hulme c.t.hulme@leeds.ac.uk University of Leeds Leeds Institute of Health Sciences Slimming World Studentship Project Title:  Community weight loss programmes...

Read more

Financial behaviour and decision making by participants in Save As Your Earn employee share option plans

Project Commenced October 2011 A PhD student on the Econmics Pathway, based at the University of York, has been researching financial behaviour and collaborating with...

Read more

Understanding passengers’ behavioural responses to public transport network reliability

A PhD student on the Planning Pathway who is based at the University of Leeds has been collaborating with Transport for London on a project...

Read more

‘Our Doncaster’ – Past, Present and Future

‘Our Doncaster’ – Past, Present and FutureEngaging young people with Doncaster’s architectureLisa Proctor – ArchitectureDoncaster Civic Trust – Jeff Prior The Doncaster Civic Trust and...

Read more

All Other Studies

Collaborative Award 2016 – Attention and behaviour: Transforming achievement and social inclusion following primary-secondary school transition

Project partner: Children, Young People and Families Portfolio, Sheffield City Council Project title: Attention and behaviour: Transforming achievement and social inclusion following primary-secondary school transition Principal...

Read more

Collaborative Award 2016 – Delivering Integrated Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Programmes: Evaluating adaptive capacity and human well-being outcomes of a complex multi-objective climate-development programme

Project partner: Tanzania Forest Conservation Group and ONGAWA Project title: Delivering Integrated Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Programmes: Evaluating adaptive capacity and human well-being outcomes of a complex...

Read more

Collaborative Award 2016 – Development assistance through formula funding, public sector behaviour and health outcomes

Project partner: The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (The Global Fund) Project title: Development assistance through formula funding, public sector behaviour and health outcomes...

Read more

Collaborative Award 2016 – For whose benefit? Mobilising service-user involvement for the co-design of public services: the case of Quality Improvement in the NHS

Project partner: Sheffield Microsystem Coaching Academy, Sheffield University Teaching Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust (STH) Project title: For whose benefit? Mobilising service-user involvement for the co-design of...

Read more

Collaborative Award 2016: Narrating Rights: promoting alternative approaches to development

Project partner: ActionAid International Project title: Narrating Rights: promoting alternative approaches to development Principal academic supervisor: Paul Gready, Centre for Applied Human Rights, University of York

Read more

Collaborative Award 2016 – Generating a Leeds geodemographic classification: applications in policy, commerce and health

Project partner: Callcredit Information Group and Leeds City Council: Intelligence Team Project title: Generating a Leeds geodemographic classification: applications in policy, commerce and health Principal academic supervisor: Michelle...

Read more

Collaborative Award 2016 – Filmmaking as a community building practice

Project partner: Dearne Media Group (DMG) Limited Project title: Filmmaking as a community building practice Principal academic supervisor: Kate Pahl, School of Education, University of Sheffield

Read more

Collaborative Award 2016 – Exploring Restorative Responses to Family Violence: New Directions for Research, Policy and Practice

Project partner: Children’s Services, Leeds City Council Project title: Exploring Restorative Responses to Family Violence: New Directions for Research, Policy and Practice Principal academic supervisor: Kate Morris,...

Read more

Collaborative Awards 2016 – The Politics of Polling

Project partner: YouGov Project title: The Politics of Polling Principal academic supervisor: Kate Dommett, Department of Politics, University of Sheffield

Read more

Collaborative Award 2016 – Migration, refugee and global curriculum in the 21st century: an interdisciplinary response at Key Stages 2 and 3

Project partner: Development Education Centre South Yorkshire (DECSY) Project title: Migration, refugee and global curriculum in the 21st century: an interdisciplinary response at Key Stages 2 and...

Read more

Collaborative Award 2016- The role of sustainability education in promoting reverse eco-socialisation in the home

Project partner: Project Earth Rock (part of Big Green Machine Ltd) Project title: The role of sustainability education in promoting reverse eco-socialisation in the home Principal academic...

Read more

Collaborative Awards 2016 – Business Innovation and New Forms of Data: Mobile Data Analysis

Project partner: Airwave Solutions Ltd Project title: Business Innovation and New Forms of Data: Mobile Data Analysis Principal academic supervisor: Aljona Zorina, Leeds University Business School, University of...

Read more

Collaborative Award 2016 – The role of co-production in combating social isolation and loneliness in later life: a case study of the Time to Shine project

Project partner: Leeds Older People’s Forum (LOPF) Project title: The role of co-production in combating social isolation and loneliness in later life: a case study of the...

Read more

Collaborative Awards 2016 – Social Town Planning 2.0: Reconnecting planning, people and place in an ex-industrial community

Project partner: Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) Project title: Social Town Planning 2.0: Reconnecting planning, people and place in an ex-industrial community Principal academic supervisor: Andy Inch,...

Read more

Network Awards 2016: Social Science of Agri-Food System Sustainability

Title of network: Social Science of Agri-Food System Sustainability Academic Lead: Stephen Whitfield, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds Partners: CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture...

Read more

Network Awards 2016: Relating to Data: understanding data through visualisation

Title of network: Relating to Data: understanding data through visualisation Academic Lead: Helen Kennedy, Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield Partners: Visualising Data, Clever-Franke Private Sector Studentship...

Read more

Network Awards 2016: Innovative approaches to understanding new forms of conservation governance for social and environmental benefits

Title of network: Innovative approaches to understanding new forms of conservation governance for social and environmental benefits Academic Lead: George Holmes, Sustainability Research Institute, School of...

Read more

Networks Award 2015: EU Citizenship and Everyday Experiences of the Vulnerable

EU Citizenship and Everyday Experiences of the Vulnerable Supervisors: Deirdre Conlon, Department of Geography, University of Leeds and Majella Kilkey, Department of Sociological Studies, University...

Read more

Networks Award 2015: EU Citizenship and Euroscepticismin the UK

 EU Citizenship and Euroscepticismin the UK Supervisors: Charlotte O’Brien, Law School, University of York, and Simon Lightfoot, Department of Politics, University of Leeds. Based at University...

Read more

Networks Award 2015: EU Citizenship and Models of Welfare Capitalism

EU Citizenship and Models of Welfare Capitalism Supervisors: Owen Parker, Department of Politics, University of Sheffield, and Peter Dwyer, Department of Social Policy and Social...

Read more

Networks Award 2015: Supporting oral language and reading comprehension skills in children with EAL

Supporting oral language and reading comprehension skills in children with EAL Supervisors: Silke Fricke, Department of Human Communication Sciences, University of Sheffield and Hannah Nash,...

Read more

Networks Award 2015: Reading Comprehension Skills in EAL Children

Reading Comprehension Skills in EAL Children Supervisors: Claudine Bowyer-Crane, School of Education, University of York and Jenny Thompson, Department of Human Communication Sciences, University of Sheffield....

Read more

Networks Award 2015: The emerging development of lexical representations in children with English as an additional language and their monolingual peers

The emerging development of lexical representations in children with English as an additional language and their monolingual peers Supervisors: Anna Weighall, Department of Psychology, University...

Read more

Networks Award 2015: Food Fraud and Big Social Data; Understanding Consumer Perceptions towards Food Fraud and Retailer and Food Standards Agency Responses

Food Fraud and Big Social Data; Understanding Consumer Perceptions towards Food Fraud and Retailer and Food Standards Agency Responses Supervisors: Professor Bob Doherty, Management School,...

Read more

Networks Award 2015: Spatial Data Analytics for Food Safety

Spatial Data Analytics for Food Safety Supervisors: Professor Mark Birkin, Department of Geography, University of Leeds and Dr Simon Parker, Department of Politics, University of...

Read more

Networks Award 2015: Using Visual Social Media Data to Better Understand Food Safety Cultures

Using Visual Social Media Data to Better Understand Food Safety Cultures Supervisors: Dr Farida Vis, Faculty Research Fellow, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Sheffield...

Read more

Collaborative Award 2015 – The creation and reproduction of policy relevant spatial knowledge and new publishing models: A case study of regional studies

Name Email University Department Collaborative Partner Gordon Dabinett g.e.dabinett@sheffield.ac.uk University of Sheffield Department of Town and Regional Planning Regional Studies Association & Taylor & Francis...

Read more

Collaborative Award 2015 – Prioritising human wellbeing in a climate-constrained world

Name Email University Department Collaborative Partner Julia Steinberger j.k.steinberger@leeds.ac.uk University of Leeds School of Earth and Environment Oxfam Studentship Project Title:  Prioritising human wellbeing in a...

Read more

Collaborative Award 2015 – Public communications in the adaptive water utility

Name Email University Department Collaborative Partner Liz Sharp l.sharp@sheffield.ac.uk University of Sheffield Department of Town and Regional Planning International Water Associateion, Public and Customer Communications...

Read more

Collaborative Award 2015 – The design and structure of Journalism Safety Trends (JSTs) data sets as indicators of the safety and risk to the practice of free journalism in hostile environments inimical to free journalism at national and regional levels and as indicators of the broader status of media freedom, democracy and development in nations

Name Email University Department Collaborative Partner Jackie Harrison J.Harrison@sheffield.ac.uk University of Sheffield Department of Journalism Studies UNESCO Studentship Project Title:  The design and structure of Journalism...

Read more

Collaborative Award 2015 – Climate change and technology adaptation to support service continuity and flood response and resilence

Name Email University Department Collaborative Partner David Allen da2@lubs.leeds.ac.uk  University of Leeds Leeds University Business School British Telecom Studentship Project Title:  Climate change and technology adaptation...

Read more

Collaborative Award 2015 – Enhancing Transport Planning Models Using Emerging Big Data Sources

Name Email University Department Collaborative Partner Charisma Choudhury University of Leeds Institute of Transport Studies Mott MacDonald Studentship Project Title:  Enhancing Transport Planning Models Using Emerging...

Read more

Collaborative Award 2015 – Leaving elite sport: Understanding the determinants of adjustment to retirement

Name Email University Department Collaborative Partner Thomas  Webb t.webb@sheffield.ac.uk University of Sheffield Department of Psychology Mobius Performance Consulting Studentship Project Title: Leaving elite sport: Understanding the...

Read more

Collaborative Award 2015 – Relational dynamics and interaction in adolescent psychotherapy

Name Email University Department Collaborative Partner Robin Wooffitt robin.woofitt@york.ac.uk University of York Sociology Northern School of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Studentship Project Title:  Relational dynamics and...

Read more

Collaborative Award 2015 – A comparative analysis of the policing and prevention of radicalization and violent extremism in the UK and Denmark

Name Email University Department Collaborative Partner Clifford Stott c.stott@leeds.ac.uk University of Leeds School of Law Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner of West Yorkshire...

Read more

Collaborative Award 2015 – Policing mental health: A realist evaluation of street triage in North Yorkshire

Name Email University Department Collaborative Partner Martin Webber martin.webber@york.ac.uk University of York Department of Social Policy and Social Work North Yorkshire Police Studentship Project Title:  Policing...

Read more

Collaborative Award 2014 – Learning to like vegetables in the early years

University Pathway/s Partner Organisation Project Title Leeds, Main Supervisor: Marion Hetherington m.hetherington@leeds.ac.uk, 2nd Supervisor: Samantha Caton s.caton@sheffield.ac.uk Education/Psychology Arla Foods Ltd Learning to like vegetables in the early years

Read more

Collaborative Award 2014 – Unlearning old and learning new organisational routines to share and exploit engineering knowledge across a global company

University Pathway/s Partner Organisation Project Title Leeds, Main Supervisor: Peter Heisig p.heisig@leeds.ac.uk, 2nd Supervisor: Alison McKay a.mckay@leeds.ac.uk Management and Business, Accounting & Finance and Work Psychology Arla Foods Ltd Unlearning...

Read more

Collaborative Award 2014 – Liaison Based Public Order Policing and Processes Governing the Reduction of Conflict During Crowd

University Pathway/s Partner Organisation Project Title Leeds, Main Supervisor: Clifford Stott c.stott@leeds.ac. uk,  2nd Supervisor: Mark Robinson m.robinson@lubs.leeds.ac.uk Socio-Legal Studies Metropolitan Police Service, Public Order Unit (SC&O 22) Liaison Based Public...

Read more

Collaborative Award 2014 – Public accountibility in outsourced public services: exploring the limits and potential of UK information lawsx to open up the Private Finance Initiative to greater democratic control

University Pathway/s Partner Organisation Project Title Leeds, Main Supervisor: Stuart Hodkinson s.n.hodkinson@leeds.ac.uk, 2nd Supervisor: Robert Vanderbeck r.vanderbeck@leeds.ac.uk Human Geography Request Initiative Public accountibility in outsourced public services: exploring the limits...

Read more

Collaborative Award 2014 – Consolidating Ecosystem Services and Economic Input-Output Approaches

University Pathway/s Partner Organisation Project Title Leeds, Main Supervisor: Guy Ziv g.ziv@leeds.ac.uk,  2nd Supervisor: John Barrett j.r.barrett@leeds.ac.uk Human Geography Arup Group Ltd Consolidating Ecosystem Services and Economic Input-Output Approaches

Read more

Collaborative Award 2014 – Civil Society and Participatory Governance: The voices of Young People in Commonwealth Democracies

University Pathway/s Partner Organisation Project Title Sheffield, Main Supervisor: Jean Grugel j.b.grugel@sheffield.ac.uk, 2nd Supervisor: Daniel Hammett d.hammett@sheffield.ac.uk Human Geography Commonwealth Foundation Civil Society and Participatory Governance: The voices of Young...

Read more

Collaborative Award 2014 – Housing Young Parents: A micro-dynamic study of the housing experiences and support needs of teenage mothers and fathers

University Pathway/s Partner Organisation Project Title Leeds, Main Supervisor: Bren Neale b.neale@leeds.ac.uk, 2nd Supervisor: Sarah Irwin s.irwin@leeds.ac.uk Sociology/Social Policy Archway Leeds Housing Young Parents: A micro-dynamic study of the housing...

Read more

Collaborative Award 2014 – Who pays for public policing?: Exploring the shifting boundaries of responsibility for the provision of ‘public’ policing

University Pathway/s Partner Organisation Project Title Leeds, Main Supervisor: Stuart Listers.c.lister@leeds.ac.uk, 2nd Supervisor:Adam Crawford a.crawford@leeds.ac.uk Socio-Legal Studies Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire and...

Read more

WRDTC Network 2014/15 – Responsibility to Protect and Prosecute. Its problems and alternatives

Title Lead supervisor HEI Pathway Moral Progress and its Political Limits: ‘Common Humanity’ as a Driver of State Behaviour Garrett Brown Sheffield Politics & International...

Read more

WRDTC Network 2014/15 – Complexity and Disabled Selfhood: An Inter-Disciplinary White Rose Network

Title Lead supervisor HEI Pathway Imagining Work: Disabled Young People, Narratives on the Boundaries of Work and Welfare Alan Roulstone Leeds Sociology Contesting neoliberal education...

Read more

WRDTC Pathway Collaborators Club Scheme

The White Rose DTC Collaborative Innovation & Service Club, part of the Management and Business, Accounting and Finance, and Work Psychology pathway aspires to provide a platform for the co-production of knowledge...

Read more

Young children’s engagement with television and related media in the digital age

 Project Commenced October 2013 Studentship topic University Dept/School Partner organisation Young children’s engagement with television and related media in the digital age University of Sheffield...

Read more

Understanding 16-17 year old student progression and retention across Sheffield

  Project Commenced October 2013 Studentship topic University Dept/School Partner organisation Understanding 16-17 year old student progression and retention across Sheffield University of Sheffield Geography Performance...

Read more

Promoting self-regulation through supporting responsive feeding in infancy

 Project Commenced October 2013 Studentship topic University Dept/School Partner organisation Promoting self-regulation through supporting responsive feeding in infancy University of Leeds Institute of Psychological Sciences...

Read more

Opportunities and Barriers for Solar Multi User Water Systems in Rural Nepal

  Project Commenced October 2013 Studentship topic University Dept/School Partner organisation Opportunities and Barriers for Solar Multi User Water Systems in Rural Nepal University of Leeds...

Read more

Widening the participation of refugees and asylum seekers in Higher Education: Cross-national perspectives

 Project Commenced October 2013 Studentship topic University Dept/School Partner organisation Widening the participation of refugees and asylum seekers in Higher Education: Cross-national perspectives University of...

Read more

The role of voluntary agencies in enabling carers to combine work and care: a case study of the design, implementation and impact of the CReate project

  Project Commenced October 2013 Studentship topic University Dept/School Partner organisation The role of voluntary agencies in enabling carers to combine work and care: a case...

Read more

Post-Financial Crisis regulatory Reform and the Private Security Industry

 Project Commenced October 2013 Studentship topic University Dept/School Partner organisation Post-Financial Crisis regulatory Reform and the Private Security Industry University of York Politics Security Industry...

Read more

Innovations and interventions in the Growing Local Food Initiatives

 Project Commenced October 2013 Studentship topic University Dept/School Partner organisation Innovations and interventions in the Growing Local Food Initiatives University of Sheffield Geography Grow Sheffield...

Read more

2012-13 Social Work Network

The theme for this Network places social work across boundaries, and places interdisciplinary work at its heart. Professor Ian Shaw Academic Lead: Ian F Shaw...

Read more

2012-13 Social Order and Urban Unrest Network

This Network creates a suite of integrated research studentships around the theme of disorder, focused not only on the recent riots of 2011 but also...

Read more

2012-13 Demographic Change and Future Challenges Network

Society in Britain is changing at an ever increasing speed and these social and demographic changes are some of the biggest issues faced by academics...

Read more

2012-13 Science and Technology Studies Network

This Network utilises a multidisciplinary approach to examine new developments in the biosciences   in the context of broader shifts in the economy and society, particularly...

Read more

The Impact of Skills Shortages and Skills Gaps on Firms and Individuals

A PhD student on the Economics Pathway, based at the University of Sheffield, has been collaborating with UKCES (UK Commission for Employment and Skills) to...

Read more

Barnsley Online Engagement – Barnsley Online Project (BOP)

Barnsley Online Engagement – Barnsley Online Project (BOP)Roza Tchoukaleyska – GeographyBarnsley MBC – Martin Cantor The Barnsley MBC’s Digital Barnsley Strategy sets an ambitious agenda...

Read more