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Research Degree Themes

Inclusive & Creative Societies

Our research in this theme embraces a broad range of topic areas relating to social justice and creative practice, drawing together researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds including art and design, architecture, social sciences, law, and humanities .

The former Yugoslavia dissolved violently in the 1990s, but notions of “Yugoslavism” and discussion of Yugoslav politics and culture persist in the Western Balkan region, from all different perspectives.

A wealth of community heritage assets are hidden; they belong to individuals, to families, tucked away in attics or cupboards and their wider cultural value is often not fully appreciated.

Health and the city are strongly integrated issues. The under-developed, derelict pathogenic conditions and lack of people-centred urban design lead to an unhealthy city to live in for all ages.

Ever since the seminal case of Soering v UK 1989 human rights have conditioned extradition practice.

Previous research into independent bookshops in Scotland has found that in relatively isolated communities, they provide more than a place to buy books; they can also be a gathering space, a place of safety and at times a hub for the local community (Laing 2020).

People and Solutions Effective carbon dioxide (CO2) mitigation strategies are imperative to ensure a sustainable future.

The analysis of designers’ engagement with digital tools is fascinating and complex, this project aims to help solve a few issues around the extension of the mind into the digital realm.

There are a number of technological innovations - such as Building Information Modelling and the use of smart contracts - which could revolutionise construction practice.

This PhD would examine aspects of the vexed relationship between art and activism.

SMEs adopting Nature-based solutions to address climate and environmental concerns are emerging in response to #netcarbonzero agendas.

Cultures and subcultures differ in the moral values they uphold, which can lead to divisions within and between societies (Haidt, 2012).

Upholding individual autonomy and respecting individual decisions is key in medico-legal decision-making.

Environmental and climate change can undermine livelihoods, which fuels grievances and increases the likelihood of violent conflict.

Collaboration and commercial flexibility have been long term policy goals in the construction industry.

The material fabric of a city is intricately tied to that city or region’s identity.

Mental wellbeing amongst University students is of growing concern.

Contract law underpins large parts of construction law. As more questions are asked about improving project delivery, dispute avoidance and dispute resolution, it is worth asking whether the concepts underpinning contract law generally can help in the search for solutions.

Addressing the academic misconduct problem by means of strategically applied Artificial Intelligence

As is well recognised, the UK's withdrawal from the European Union ("Brexit") has had a significant legal impact within the UK.

Maternal poverty-driven food insecurity and its impact on breastfeeding decision-making is poorly understood in the UK context.

This proposal builds on the multi-disciplinary research project Augmented Fashion to initiate innovative responses to challenges identified during Covid-19 to both creative industries businesses and to individuals.

Integration between Building Information Modelling and Blockchain technologies with a focus on smart contracts, cryptoeconomics and incentive systems.

There are a number of documented age differences in memory. Information processing speed decreases with age, recall becomes more variable, and older adults can experience difficulty in encoding items for recall.

Drawing on Gray’s School of Art’s noted strengths in curatorship and curatorial studies, this PhD by practice seeks a candidate to complete a deep mapping of Aberdeen’s visual cultural ecology, and make a contribution to it via a curated programme delivered over three years.

Chronic exclusion by peers is harmful to children (Crowley et al., 2010).

During the 19th and 20th centuries, Scots emigrated in huge numbers. In the north this applies especially in Canada, where Scots settled across the whole country.

Children are future urban managers. Sustainability inevitably means fair resource allocation so that the future generation would not encounter resource depletion due to improper urban management and decisions.

Integration between Building Information Modelling and Blockchain technologies with a focus on smart contracts, cryptoeconomics and incentive systems.

The challenges that family members who care for those with mental health illnesses face are well documented in literature.

The transition to university can be an anxious time for students, the aftermath of remote working has exacerbated these feelings of uncertainty and unhappiness (Watermeyer et al. 2021).

International and national law have responded to transnational and extraterritorial crime by providing for expansive jurisdictional claims.

Many developing countries have major infrastructure development deficit.

Borders are inevitable political manifestations since the civilisations began to understand the differences in social classes, religion, races, and resources allocation.

Young caregivers (YCs) contribute towards the health and wellbeing of a dependent family member. The role can place burdens upon the YCs that can result in negative outcomes such as stress, anxiety and social isolation.

Hemp could be a key to #netcarbonzero in Scotland’s agronomic industries providing carbon sequestration, contributing to a greater biodiversity, land recovery and remediation.

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