Research Blog

This section of the website is for students funded by UBEL DTP to share experiences of their research activity.

If you are a current UBEL DTP funded student and would like to post on the research blog, please email  

Please note that the UBEL DTP research blog represents personal views and experiences of UBEL DTP students, rather than the views of the DTP. 

Learning Lebnani in Beirut

Nikolett Puskas (PhD, International Development) Sabaho! – Bonjourein! – Kifak? Ca va? – Yalla bye! Such phrases you will find flying around in Lebanon all the time and if you notice, it is a unique cocktail […]

Internship at the Royal Institution

Hannah Rachel Scott (PhD, UCL Division of Psychiatry) Thanks to funding available from the ESRC, I had the opportunity to do a three month internship at the Royal Institution (Ri) this summer. The Ri is a […]

27th Annual Popfest Conference

Alyce Raybould (PhD, Demography) PopFest is the annual population postgraduate student conference organised by PhD students for PhD students studying fields related to Population studies. It is an interdisciplinary conference, with students coming from backgrounds such […]

Participatory Placemaking in Budapest

Nikolett Puskas (PhD, UCL Institute for Global Prosperity) The ESRC support helped me to carry out my first fieldwork activities in Budapest over the summer of 2018. My research investigates place-based values of wellbeing and the […]

Visiting Panna Tiger Reserve, Central India

Adam Runacres (PhD, UCL Anthropology) For my PhD research, I travelled to Panna in Madhya Pradesh, Central India to live in a village on the border of Panna Tiger Reserve. My study looks at the relationships […]


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