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Showing 21 articles, in Building stronger communities

26 July 2019 | Reading time: 6 minutes

Hundreds of thousands of Haitian children suffer in slavery – and women play a key role 

The 'restavèk' system is unique to Haiti – but as Fiona de Hoog Cius explains, it carries important learnings for the global fight against modern slavery


13 June 2019

How adaptive gameplay can help children master arithmetic

Making games that teach effectively and play well is notoriously difficult – but our cross-discipline team is proving it can be done


16 May 2019

Why 'energy invisibility' matters – and how we could cure it

Dr Aimee Ambrose introduces her research into home heating habits, and explains how a new public engagement model could help bring climate and energy issues to life


07 May 2019

Designing a better care model for migrant mothers

Culture and communication barriers can prevent migrant women from accessing maternity care. Our work on the ORAMMA project is helping to develop a solution


25 April 2019

How we’re making algorithm policing safer and fairer

Our research has been adopted as a national standard for implementing these powerful but controversial techniques


11 March 2019

Science Week: Discover seven of our standout projects

Learn more about some of our most innovative, high-impact work, from 3D-printed breathing masks to advanced fingerprint analysis


20 February 2019

Helping unemployed youth through co-design and local partnerships

Hallam-led research suggests Big Lottery Fund's Talent Match programme has found an effective way to reach youth outside of work, education, training or benefits.


24 October 2018

Helping schools to think differently about autism

A new legal ruling should stem the rise in exclusions of autistic pupils — but educators can still do more to support children with the condition


20 September 2018

Do we have enough homes for our ageing population?

Poor quality housing for the elderly already puts a strain on the NHS. As our over-85 population continues to grow, there are set to be fresh problems


06 August 2018

Why public toilets just aren’t good enough

Our research found that underfunding and a one-size-fits-all approach to public toilets is producing facilities that are a constant source of anxiety for some users


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