Richard is currently involved in a number of research activities.
This section provides details of these.
Investigating the Impact and Sustainability of Health and Social Care Provision for Families and Children with Disabilities in Rural Telangana State, India.
Children with disabilities and their families living in subsistence agricultural communities in rural India often have difficulties accessing health, education and social welfare provision. A project established in Telangana State has been working to provide social and therapeutic services for families and children in country districts. This project is gathering data from service users (parents and other family members and children) and service providers (therapists, welfare professionals, school principals) to ascertain the impact of the services being provided. The project which is led by Richard Rose, is being conducted with a team of four Indian researchers (Professor Jayanthi Narayan, Dr Johnson Jament, Dr Ratika Malkani and Dr Shankar Matam) supported by a team of interpreters. The findings from the research which is supported by SAHARA Health and Development Society, Hyderabad and by The Office of the District Collector Mahubabnagar, Telangana will be used to form a plan for the further development of support services for children with disabilities and their families. (See Events February 2020)
Investigating the Conditions for Social Inclusion in Cambodia
This project is gathering data from specific regions of Cambodia to gain insights into the experiences of children from marginalised groups within the country. Supported by Caritas Cambodia Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, the project is conducting interviews and focus groups with individuals and representatives of organisations providing education, health and social services. It is intended that the outcomes from this project will provide the foundations for training programmes to be established for teachers and health and social work professionals across the country. Richard is working closely with Dr Bhoomikumar Jagannathan, a consultant child psychiatrist and several of his colleagues based at Chey Chumneas Referral Hospital in Phnom Penh on this project.
Curriculum Relevance and Impact in Indian Coastal Fishing Communities in India
This project which is collecting data from teachers and children living in fishing communities in coastal Kerala and Maharashtra States is being co-ordinated by two or Richard’s former PhD students, Dr Johnson Jament and Dr Ratika Malkani. Both researchers have experience of researching in Indian tribal communities and are committed to conducting research that seeks to engage with the people living in these communities. The research is investigating how the curriculum being delivered in schools in fishing communities relates to the lives and experiences of children born and living in these areas. Richard is acting as an advisor on this project.