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An overview of our structure and governance, including links to all of our member subjects, centres and groups.

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Our Structure

A history of our school and its links to pioneering feminist and pacifist, Chrystal Macmillan.

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Information on our policies relating to equality and diversity, privacy, sustainability and quality assurance.

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Browse our events calendar to find upcoming events within our school, subjects, centres and groups.

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Get in touch with us via email, telephone or social media. Visit us in person at the Chrystal Macmillan Building.

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Journalism research wins international award

A research paper co-authored by a School of Social and Political Science academic, Dr Kate Wright, has been named as the most outstanding article published internationally on journalism in 2019.

SPS study investigates public understandings, expectations and experience of Covid-19 testing in Scotland

Dr Alice Street has launched new research into how testing strategies for Covid-19 are influencing public trust in health services and government response.

Has the Ebola epidemic in West Africa prepared Sierra Leone’s health system for Covid-19?

Social anthropologists at the School of Social and Political Science will investigate whether technology-focused responses to the 2014 – 2016 Ebola epidemic in West Africa prepared Sierra Leone’s health system for Covid-19.

Two SPS researchers to collect video diaries from residents in Edinburgh and the Lothians

A new project, Recording Life during a Pandemic: The Lothian Diary Project, will investigate questions of public health, media and communication among residents of Edinburgh and the Lothians in relation to COVID-19. Among the project researchers are Dr Sarah Liu, Lecturer in Gender and Politics and Dr Clare Llewellyn, Career Development Fellow, both from SPS.