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Our current research projects 

People with Disabilities and COVID19 in Ukraine

This project investigates multiple and intersecting impacts of COVID-19 on people with disabilities in Ukraine, with a particular focus on internally displaced persons with disabilities. This project is funded by Global Challenges Research Fund / Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Temporary accommodation of asylum seekers during COVID19 

This ESRC-funded project explores the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on asylum seekers and refugees living in the UK. It focuses on those individuals placed in temporary accommodations such as hostels and hotels, using Glasgow as a base for the project as the local authority with the most dispersed asylum seekers in the UK.

Socioeconomic Impact of COVID19 on Syrian Refugees in Scotland

The UK Government's deadline for the resettlement of Syrian refugees was set for May 2020. However, the impact of Covid-19 control measures on the process of resettlement and its effects on the lives of Syrian refugees is currently unknown. The research project will therefore provide a unique perspective capturing Syrian refugees' socio-economic and cultural precarity on their settlement journeys before, during and after the Covid-19 outbreak. Funded by Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education

Erasmus+ Mobility Exchange for Academic Staff

MMRN has been awarded a series of Erasmus+ grants (€98,790 European Commission, PI: Sharapov) to facilitate academic mobility between members of staff at Edinburgh Napier University and the Institute of Sociology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine; Armenian State University of Economics; and Khazar University in Azerbaijan. This funding allows us to exchange best academic practice in both teaching and research, to support professional development of our members and visiting academics (including ECRs on both sides), and to develop sustainable research partnerships

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