SSRP project spotlight 2022/2023
Explore our most recently funded projects from the 2022/2023 academic year below
SSRP small grants fund
2023 marks a pivotal year as we approach the mid-point in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With our seventh small grants funding round, we continue to support collaborations across the University of Sussex and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) that help to deliver science towards the SDGs. This particular SSRP funding round aims to strengthen relationships with international partners in low- and middle-income countries alongside connections with local agents in Sussex and the South Downs to ‘advance sustainability research with impact’.
Sussex researchers from across SSRP’s main partner schools and beyond enter this year with a modest pot of funding to build on previous research, scale up existing impactful work and pilot new project areas. The awarded projects will help to tackle global and local sustainability challenges – from integrating public health and conservation initiatives; creating sustainable land use systems in the South Downs; protecting the Rights of Nature; and exploring the relationships between biodiversity trends, subsistence poaching and socio-economic factors to pushing the boundaries in the area of menstrual health through inclusive environmenstrual action.
Explore the full list of successful projects led by cross-School research teams below:
- Co-created citizen science to advance sustainable menstrual health among adolescents – Dr Chi Eziefula (Brighton & Sussex Medical School), Dr Anne Gatuguta (Brighton & Sussex Medical School)
- Making the case for the ‘Rights of Nature’ in Minas Gerais, Brazil – Prof Mika Peck (School of Life Sciences), Dr Jo Smallwood (School of Law, Politics and Sociology)
- South Coast sustainability: Capacity building to create sustainable land use systems – Dr Chris Sandom (School of Life Sciences), Dr Shova Thapa Karki (University of Sussex Business School), Dr John Thompson (Institute of Development Studies), Dr Bonnie Holligan (School of Law, Politics and Sociology), Dr Pedram Rowhani (School of Global Studies)
- Supporting integration of conservation and public health in the upland forests of Bougainville and the lowlands forests of Sepu, Papua New Guinea – Prof Alan Stewart (School of Life Sciences), Jo Middleton (Brighton & Sussex Medical School), Richard Hazell (School of Life Sciences), Dr Andrea Brock (School of Global Studies)
- Subsistence poaching in Wildlife Protected Areas: the scope and limitations of transactional controls in Zambia – Prof Fiona Mathews (School of Life Sciences), Prof Elizabeth ‘Buzz’ Harrison (School of Global Studies), Prof Tony Carr (School of Life Sciences)