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The University’s research, as well as its funding sources, reflect both Solent’s global reach and its strong relationship with the local area.

These projects are a sample of our most recent funding awards:

Maritime, Technology & Environment Research & Innovation Hub


Awarding body

Amount granted

Research Project

Dr Kate Pike

Lloyd’s Register Foundation & TK Foundation

£174,925 (£116,925 and £58,000 respectively)

An examination of the key safety, welfare and efficiency implications of assigning a stable or fluid crew to Merchant Navy Vessels.

Prof Anthony Gallagher

Interreg 2 Seas


A collaboration with a cross-European partnership led by City of Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands in PECS: Port Energy and Carbon Savings

Gordon Meadow

Rolls Royce Ltd


A feasibility study and demonstration of technologies to enable a remote engine room crew

Guy Hall-King



Avoiding Collisions at Sea project in partnership with seven European partners

Dr Minghua Zhao

ITF Seafarers’ Trust


Seafarer welfare in Chinese ports

Dr Kate Pike

ITF Seafarers’ Trust


A project to be delivered to Nautilus on mentoring seafarers

Dr Syamantak Bhattacharya

Maritime Trust Fund


Funding for a maritime PhD bursary

Zakirul Bhuiyan

EC Innovation & Networks Executive Agency


Extension to Sea Traffic Management funding from 2016-17 (£225,519)

Gordon Meadow

International Association of Maritime Universities


A project on redefining seafaring pedagogy: the impacts of virtual reality on maritime education and training

Warsash School of Maritime Science & Engineering

Maritime and Coastguard Agency


Follow-on project on investigating the 8-hours on / 8-hours off seafarer watch keeping system

Dr Marlene Calderon

Maritime Charities Group


A review of seafarers’ welfare literature

Dr Claire Pekcan

Innovate UK


Extension to MAXCMAS (robust machine executable collision regulations at sea) funding from 2016-17 (£199,974)

Dr Pengfei Zhang

Maritime Trust Fund


Project investigating the global appetite for automated ships

Ivor Salter

Maritime Trust Fund


Project to use satellite based systems to measure vessel motion at Timsbury Lake

Nadeem Anwar

Maritime Trust Fund


Project on the impact on port operations upon arrival of a ship not in compliance with the requirements of the Ballast Water Management Convention

Dr Mark Bee

Maritime Trust Fund


Project investigating the conceptual framework for professional identity formation in seagoing officers

Dr Komali Kantamaneni

British Council Newton Fund


Travel grant for collaborations on Urban Flooding and Sponge Cities in China and Renaturing Cities in Brazil

Sport, Health & Wellbeing Research & Innovation Hub


Awarding body

Amount granted

Research Project

Dr Kev Harris

Isle of Wight Council


An evaluation of public health local area coordination

Creative & Digital Industries Research & Innovation Hub


Awarding body

Amount granted

Research Project

Dr Masoud Sajjadian


€66,455 (£55,379)

Part of a cross European consortium working on sustainable high-rise buildings designed and constructed in timber

Lisa Mann and Sharon Lloyd



‘Interpack’ innovation project creating non-wovens for the Dow Chemical Company

Steve Lannin

Arts Council England and Hampshire County Council

£8,837 and £1,000 respectively

‘Making Out 67 – 17’ exhibition in Southampton in November 2017

Lisa Mann and Sharon Lloyd



‘Active Comfort’ project to a set brief from the Dow Chemical Company for their exhibition stand at INDEX 2017 in Geneva using non-woven materials provided by Dow

Dr Flavia Loscialpo

AHRC/British Academy/ University of London Small Award


For the Being Human Festival 2017, Lets get lost: Southampton as the Situationist city

Dr Alex Reynolds

Arts Council England


In collaboration with UWE for the Museum University Partnership Initiative (MUPI) to develop a database of museum collections at risk in the South-East and link these to academic researchers

Business & Society Research & Innovation Hub


Awarding body

Amount granted

Research Project

Prof Steven Henderson

Hampshire County Council


An evaluation of Supporting Troubled Families Programme

Other research and innovation projects


Awarding body

Amount granted

Research Project

Research, Innovation & Enterprise 

EC European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)


As one of six partners on a University of Southampton led award to create an Innovation Network in the Solent region

Prof Jenny Anderson

HEFCE Catalyst Fund Call B


One of three partners on a University of Derby led award for the Student Attainment Project

Roger Emery

HEFCE Catalyst Fund Call A


A project to use learner analytics to provide a rich information set for educators

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