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Live research projects – latest update June 2017!

As part of our work to develop a network of researchers working in administrative justice, today we launch an updated version of the UKAJI Live Research Projects database, alongside a number of new profiles of projects listed in the database. 

An organic resource

The register is an organic resource, and we are well aware that work is going on that we haven’t included. We update the register twice a year (in autumn and spring), and we intend to add to it and build it up as a resource. The research projects are all works in progress – as is the register.

The register

The register lists current research in administrative justice, and you can search by researcher name, funder, or topic using keywords. Click the plus button next to the entry that you want more information about. Where possible, we have included a brief explanation of what the research is about and a link to further information. You can access it here:

UKAJI Live Research Projects database

The profiles

Within the listings are several projects identified as having a UKAJI profile, with more information about the research provided by the researcher. For those, you can click on the link ‘UKAJI profile’ to see the full profile. You can also see the complete list of researcher profiles at the Profiles of current research page.

The ‘live’ projects that we profile cover a range of themes and areas and illustrate the diversity of this field, including:

LATEST! June 2017 profiles:

Access to welfare benefits for EU/EEA Roma migrants in the UK after the 2014 benefit reforms, Egle Dagilyte and Margaret Greenfields

Examining the dissatisfaction responses of HE students in England following first-tier and second-tier complaint outcomes, Ossian Leo Elkington

Roma Families and Social Work/Youth Offending Engagement, Margaret Greenfields

The Social Welfare Inquest: Death, Accountability and Administrative Justice, Ed Kirton-Darling

Litigants in Person in Birmingham Civil Justice Centre: Access to Legal Information and Advice, Robert Lee and Tatiana Tkacukova

Scotland’s Model Complaint Handling Procedures: Exploring Recent Developments and the Usefulness of Complaints Data for Administrative Justice Research, Tom Mullen, Chris Gill, Nial Vivian

Law in Children’s Lives, Dawn Watkins


You can see the list of profiles published in previous versions of the register here.

Ways you can help

We are seeking help from researchers and others with an interest in administrative justice. You can help by:

  • Telling us about your research

We encourage any of you who are involved in current research to get in touch so we can include your project in the next version. If you would like your research included, please complete Current research profile template and email it, along with a photo of yourself, to mdoyle@essex.ac.uk. Or simply get in touch and let us know what you’re working on!

  • Giving us feedback

Also, this initiative is a conversation, not an end product. We welcome your feedback and suggestions as to how to improve the format and presentation of the register and profiles to help make them useful to other researchers, to funders, and to practitioners and policy makers. Please use the comment section on this blog post, or send any comments to mdoyle@essex.ac.uk.


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