HANDHOLD; Science, Security and Power in Action
- The Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice
- Institute of Electronics, Communications & Information Technology
- School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
- School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
- School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
The grant was awarded for £235,568 (FEC) over 18 months (March 2013 - August 2014).
I am PI on this project, involving a further 6 CIs from three QUB schools (PISP, Sociology, and ECIT). The funding covers 30% of my time, 20% for each of 4 CIs, and 7.5% for two ECIT CIs. It therefore makes a very strong contribution to research income of the School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy and to other QUB schools.
The project is producing new inter-disciplinary knowledge on the development of border security technologies. It focusses on tracing risks and uncertainties in security technologies through an in depth analysis of the HANDHOLD project.
The project will produce numerous academic peer-reviewed articles in several fields: International Relations and Security Studies; Criminology; Sociology of Science; and Science/Engineering.
We are working closely with governments (especially DSTL), border and customs agencies, industry, and academic research centres to ensure that the project has strong impact. This will be further facilitated by two major stakeholder and government workshops and reports at the end of the project.
The project contributes highly novel empirical and theoretical insights of wide interest among numerous academic fields and government and industry bodies.
|QFIS Project Code||R1259PAI|
|Effective start/end date||01/08/2012 → …|