Category: Research insights

Getting to grips with research impact

Getting to grips with research impact

By Africa Bauza Garcia-Arcicollar, University of Reading It was shortly after starting my PhD at the University of Reading in September 2017 that I realised the importance of research impact. I attended a series of workshops during which the Global Development...

What do shifting sands mean for island life?

What do shifting sands mean for island life?

By Alex Arnall and Uma Kothari. Pristine white sand running into the azure blue sea is the stereotypical tourist image in the Maldives.But what processes, mobilities and decisions affect the shifting sands around the islands themselves? By exploring the diverse ways...

The power of photos for research

The power of photos for research

By Adam Abdulla. When we think of qualitative research we often think of interviews and focus groups discussions. I was intrigued and fascinated when I was approached by the research team looking at the relationship between tourism and environmental sustainability. I...

Imagining environmental research in the Maldives

Imagining environmental research in the Maldives

By Mizna Mohamed. The coastal island setting of the Maldives, is often described in alluring and poetic terms.For me it is where I call home and one I believe to be a very unique environment. Although now I live in the concrete city of Male’, with little time to see...