Grant winners – 22 September 2016

A round-up of recent recipients of research council cash

September 22, 2016
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Economic and Social Research Council

Research grants

Impact of social pensions on multiple dimensions of poverty, subjective well-being and solidarity across generations

Interference in spoken communication: evaluating the corrupting and disrupting effects of other voices

Organisations, staff support and the dynamics and quality of social work practice: a qualitative longitudinal study of child protection work

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Next-generation solid-state batteries

Complex oral health products (CORAL): characterisation, modelling and manufacturing challenges

A robot training buddy for adults with autistic spectrum disorder

Leverhulme Trust

Research Fellowships

The “long” trecento: Rome without the popes, c.1305-1420

Pregnancy without birth: the philosophy and ethics of miscarriage

Steve Reich and the paradox of modernism


Cohomology and negative curvature

In detail

Award winner: Sally Hines
Institution: University of Leeds
Value: £502,102

Pregnant men: an international exploration of trans male experiences and practices of reproduction

Many male transgender people (hereafter “trans men”) transition without undergoing surgery to remove their reproductive organs or reconstruct their genitals; thus they may retain the ability and, importantly, the desire to reproduce. This project aims to explore the practices, experiences and healthcare needs of the growing number of men who may seek to, or become, pregnant and give birth after gender transition. The research team will use qualitative methods (including interviews, focus groups, virtual analysis and visual methods) and will focus on a range of countries (the UK, the US, Australia, Poland and Italy) to gain a broad perspective. The study will focus on the experiences of trans people who become parents after transition. In considering the relationship between gender identity, the gendered body, and masculinity and femininity at subjective levels, the project seeks to examine how trans male narratives of pregnancy and birth bring new understandings to the embodied and gendered processes of parenting.

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