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Co-designing a social robot in a special educational needs school: Listening to the ambitions of autistic children and their teachers (2022)
Journal Article
Newbutt, N., Rice, L., Lemaignan, S., Daly, J., Charisi, V., & Conley, I. (2022). Co-designing a social robot in a special educational needs school: Listening to the ambitions of autistic children and their teachers. Interaction Studies, 23(2), 204-242. https://doi.org/10.1075/is.21031.new

Social robots have the potential to support autistic school children with their wellbeing. This research reveals how a co-design approach with autistic children and their teachers was undertaken. Focus groups with autistic children and teachers colla... Read More about Co-designing a social robot in a special educational needs school: Listening to the ambitions of autistic children and their teachers.

50 ways to regeneratively reimagine our High Streets. A co-creating workshop. (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Sara, R., Rice, L., & Doron, H. (2022, November). 50 ways to regeneratively reimagine our High Streets. A co-creating workshop. Presented at Architectural Humanities Research Association Conference 'Building Ground for Climate Collectivism', Pratt Institute, New York, US

This co-authoring workshop provides a collectivist space for participants who have been involved in radical rethinking of High Streets/Main streets internationally to work together and contribute to the future and imagined role of these spaces. Tradi... Read More about 50 ways to regeneratively reimagine our High Streets. A co-creating workshop..

“It’s important to think of Pepper as a teaching aid or resource external to the classroom”: A social robot in a school for autistic children (2022)
Journal Article
Lemaignan, S., Newbutt, N., Rice, L., & Daly, J. (in press). “It’s important to think of Pepper as a teaching aid or resource external to the classroom”: A social robot in a school for autistic children. International Journal of Social Robotics, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12369-022-00928-4

For a period of 3 weeks in June 2021, we embedded a social robot (Softbank Pepper) in a Special Educational Needs (SEN) school for autistic children. The robot’s behaviours and integration into the school were co-designed with the children and teache... Read More about “It’s important to think of Pepper as a teaching aid or resource external to the classroom”: A social robot in a school for autistic children.

Health, economic and social development challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic: Strategies for multiple and interconnected issues (2022)
Journal Article
Panneer, S., Kantamaneni, K., Palaniswamy, U., Bhat, L., Ramesh Babu Pushparaj, R., Rajasekharan Nayar, K., …Rice, L. (2022). Health, economic and social development challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic: Strategies for multiple and interconnected issues. Healthcare, 10(5), Article 770. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare10050770

The COVID-19-pandemic-related economic and social crises are leading to huge challenges for all spheres of human life across the globe. Various challenges highlighted by this pandemic include, but are not limited to, the need for global health cooper... Read More about Health, economic and social development challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic: Strategies for multiple and interconnected issues.

Impact of coastal disasters on women in urban slums: A new index (2022)
Journal Article
Kantamaneni, K., Panneer, S., Sudha Rani, N. N., Palaniswamy, U., Bhat, L. D., Jimenez-Bescos, C., & Rice, L. (2022). Impact of coastal disasters on women in urban slums: A new index. Sustainability, 14(6), Article 3472. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14063472

Coastal hazards, particularly cyclones, floods, erosion and storm surges, are emerging as a cause for major concern in the coastal regions of Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India. Serious coastal disaster events have become more common in recent decades... Read More about Impact of coastal disasters on women in urban slums: A new index.

A multi-data geospatial approach for understanding flood risk in the coastal plains of Tamil Nadu, India (2022)
Journal Article
George, S. L., Kantamaneni, K., V, R. A., Prasad, K. A., Shekhar, S., Panneer, S., …Balasubramani, K. (2022). A multi-data geospatial approach for understanding flood risk in the coastal plains of Tamil Nadu, India. Earth, 3(1), 383-400. https://doi.org/10.3390/earth3010023

The coastal plains of Tamil Nadu, India, are prone to floods, the most common disaster experienced in this region almost every year. This research aims to identify flood risks in the coastal plain region of Tamil Nadu, delineated through a watershed... Read More about A multi-data geospatial approach for understanding flood risk in the coastal plains of Tamil Nadu, India.

The great lockdown in the wake of COVID-19 and its implications: Lessons for low and middle-income countries (2022)
Journal Article
Panneer, S., Kantamaneni, K., Akkayasamy, V. S., Susairaj, A. X., Panda, P. K., Acharya, S. S., …Pushparaj, R. R. B. (2022). The great lockdown in the wake of COVID-19 and its implications: Lessons for low and middle-income countries. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(1), Article 610. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19010610

Concern for public health has been growing with the increasing volume of cases of COVID-19 in India. To combat this pandemic, India has implemented nationwide lockdowns, and unlocking phases continue with certain restrictions in different parts of th... Read More about The great lockdown in the wake of COVID-19 and its implications: Lessons for low and middle-income countries.