Professor Richard Grayson's research on the experiences of soldiers from
West Belfast in World
War I is a street-by-street analysis of a type never before carried out
for any part of Britain or Ireland.
It shows how Nationalists and Unionists fought together in the war, giving
it significance at a local
level in Belfast and for wider community groups. His research has led to
him to carry out community
outreach to Nationalist and Unionist groups in Northern Ireland, impacted
on school curricula, and
garnered a large amount of media attention, reflecting its relevance to
communities in both Northern
Ireland and the Republic.