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Edinburgh researchers part of ESRC-funded study on global responses to domestic violence and abuse under Covid-19

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Social and Political Science (SPS) are part of a new international study launching later this month to examine global responses to domestic violence and abuse during the Covid-19 pandemic. [25 Nov 2020]

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New UK Gov funding for SPS researchers to take on global sustainable development challenges

Edinburgh researchers are tackling some of the biggest global development challenges – from the demands on urban infrastructure caused by climate change and poverty, to improving healthcare and rights among displaced populations – with new funding from the UK Government. [24 Nov 2020]

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New toolkit to support restorative justice services in Scotland

Researchers have created a toolkit to provide support for people involved with restorative justice in Scotland, facilitating safe communication between a person responsible for a criminal offence and the person they have harmed. [19 Nov 2020]

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SPS student makes Forbes 30 Under 30 list for work on diversity in foreign policy

Tiaji Sio, a student at the School of Social and Political Science (SPS), has been named in the Forbes 30 Under 30 List in Germany for her impact in diversity and inclusion in foreign policy. [19 Nov 2020]

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Talking Brexit at the Scottish Parliament’s Festival of Politics

What will happen to Brexit Britain in 2021? Nicola McEwen, Professor of Territorial Politics at SPS and Co-Director of the Centre on Constitutional Change, will join a panel of experts to explore this question at the Scottish Parliament’s Festival of Politics. [28 Oct 2020]

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Join SPS colleagues to raise money in memory of Professor John Peterson

Colleagues from the University of Edinburgh’s School of Social and Political Science (SPS) have challenged themselves to raise £5,000 in aid of postgraduate student learning. [05 Oct 2020]

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University of Edinburgh hosts first open-access medical anthropology journal

The Medicine Anthropology Theory (MAT) journal, funded in 2013 by scholars at the University of Amsterdam, has migrated to Edinburgh in 2020. Edited by colleagues in the School of Social and Political Science (SPS), MAT is the first journal in medical anthropology to provide permanent and free online access to its content. [02 Oct 2020]

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Representing social science on the Scottish Science Advisory Council

The School of Social and Political Science’s Professor Janette Webb will advise the Scottish Government on climate change policy and governance, as a new member of the Scottish Science Advisory Council. [29 Sep 2020]

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Big brands cashed in on Covid-19, study finds

Major producers of alcohol, junk food and soft drinks have used Covid-19 to promote products at the expense of public health, research suggests. [23 Sep 2020]

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Researchers to investigate impact of Covid-19 on African elections with UK Government funding

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Social and Political Science (SPS) have received £367,000 from the UK Government to investigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on elections in Africa. [07 Sep 2020]

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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. [12 May 2020]

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