The research findings of Claire Honess and Matthew Treherne on the
Dante's poetry and political, religious and intellectual practice in late
medieval Italy have brought
significant benefits to visitors to Florence and to the Florentine tourist
industry, to faith groups
and to the general public.
By engaging with the tourist industry, faith groups, UNESCO and regional
bodies in Italy,
through the development of online resources, and by developing new ways of
Dante's work, Honess and Treherne have enriched both cultural and
religious life in Italy, in the
UK and beyond, meeting a need identified by key partners.
Professor Phil Ellis' research is focused on developing therapies for
children with special needs (including autism), and the elderly in
residential homes, sheltered accommodation and day care. He has been
involved in establishing iMUSE rooms in a range of institutions, such as
special schools, specialist institutions for autism, day care centres, and
an NHS intensive care centre. His work has also involved knowledge
transfer to enable partner organizations to use the techniques he has
developed, along with appropriate supporting technology.