Student Research

standard Postgraduate scholarship for research in hazard and risk

Applications are invited for the Christopher Moyes Memorial Foundation Scholarship to support a suitably qualified postgraduate student for a three year PhD programme of research in the Department of Geography at Durham University, UK. The scholarship is to support research of […]

standard Wind-blown sand in Medieval Britain

Peter Brown investigates how wind-blown sand threatened medieval coastal communities Research in brief Communities have a long history of finding ways to build resilience to natural hazards, such as wind-blown sand. Modern preparedness and adaptation planning needs to acknowledge this […]

standard Finding resilience in the lived experiences of women offenders

Rebecca Gomm is researching the impact of approaches and interventions which work for women offenders. This involves exploring the positive impact of approaches and intervention within contexts of adversity and trauma in women offenders’ lives. Rebecca started the research in […]

standard ‘A season of flags’ on Nain Island: Bajo culture meets politics

Elena E. Burgos-Martínez is a PhD student in the Department of Anthropology at Durham University writing from her field site on Nain Island in the province of North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Here she is living amongst the indigenous Bajo people who live a […]

standard Live worlds, live words: Indigenous language of the Bajo

Elena E. Burgos-Martínez is a PhD student in the Department of Anthropology at Durham University writing from her field site on Nain Island in the province of North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Here she is living amongst the indigenous The sea nomads […]

standard Growing Up in an Orphanage: Tales of Personal Resilience Part 3

Professor David Divine who is pursuing doctoral studies at Durham University on the resilience of young people in a care setting, shares excerpts from his recent book, Aberlour Narratives of Success. While orphanages are usually portrayed grimly in popular media, David found […]