UCL Research Domains


2018-19 Pilot Projects

Our 2018-19 pilot projects were supported with generous funding from UCL Institute of Education and the Office of the Vice-Provost (Research)

The Social and Physical Settings of Ethnic Hate Crime (£10,800)
Ethnic hate crime has increased drastically in recent years. To explain, and prevent, these offences, previous research has concentrated largely on perpetrators - who commits hate crime and why?- as well as victims' experiences. Little is known, however, about the places where hate crime occurs. Advancing the literature, this project seek to investigate social and physical settings of ethnic hate crime to conclude where crime prevention should be focused. In this pilot study, we assess specifically where bystanders are (least) likely to intervene in ethnic hate crime. Further details 

The role of gender equity in the conservation outcomes of natural resource management (£10,800)
This project asks: how does enhanced gender equity affect conservation outcomes in natural resource management (NRM) projects? We aim to advance understandings of: 1) the relationship between societal gender equality and environmental conservation and the trade-offs involved; 2) the mechanisms through which aspects of gender equity and inequity may influence conservation effectiveness; 3) the factors enabling: the meaningful participation of women in NRM, recognition of women's knowledge, and equitable distribution of costs and benefits; and 4) the role of men's and wider societal perceptions and behaviour in influencing equity.  Further details