Research and Activities

Starting from Values - Evaluating Intangible Legacies

Recent Arts and Humanities Research Council project looking at the 'intangible' legacies of the Connected Communities programme.

For more information, visit the Starting from Values project website


Compassion Awareness Training project

Researchers in the VaST Research Group have been involved in the 'CAT project', led by colleagues in the University of Brighton's School of Health Sciences. The group is involved specifically in the development of values-based indicators for values-based practice among health care practitioners, to be used in training as well as for the evaluation of the training programme.


EU ESDinds Project

The goal of the ESDinds project is for Research Organisations (RTDs) and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to work together to develop useful value-based indicators to be used in Education for Sustainable Development projects. In consultation with the CSOs, researchers will develop indicators relevant to their projects, combining the on-the-ground knowledge of the CSOs with their knowledge of academic and national level indicators.

This is a two year collaborative research project, running from January 2009 to January 2011, supported by the European Commission under its Seventh Framework Programme.


Waste and Energy Research Group

The Waste & Energy Research Group (WERG) was established by Professor Marie Harder in 1995 and has since then engaged in a multitude of projects and initiatives. WERG has evolved into a multi-disciplinary research group with project partners varying from Non-governmental organisations to local councils, waste management companies and consultancies. The Group has its own webpage which gives a full overview of its current projects and latest publications.


Facilitating Sustainable Development (archive)

Activities include the coordination of Environmental and Sustainability Action Networks across the university, liaising with the Sustainable Development Management Group (SDMG), contributing to publications and communications on activities across the university and developing further communications tools in order to stimulate sustainability dialogs across the university and make sure that all suggestions and opinions are heard, such as the Sus-back electronic forum for staff.


This also includes supervising a number of student research projects relating to sustainability at the University.