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2018

Global Health Policy Unit launches new website

Our Global Health Policy Unit (GHPU) has launched a new website, making it easier to learn about all its teaching, research and other activities addressing major challenges across the world. [27 Aug 2018]

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NEW Intercalated Degree in the Anthropology and Sociology of Medicine

The Edinburgh Centre for Medical Anthropology (EdCMA) and Science, Technology and Innovation Studies (STIS) launch a new degree in Anthropology and Sociology of Medicine in September. [09 Aug 2018]

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Social Policy Professor Wins Award

Professor Kat Smith has been awarded the Cambridge University Press Award for Excellence in Social Policy, along with her co-author Dr Ellen Stewart, for a Journal of Social Policy article titled 'We Need to Talk about Impact: Why Social Policy Academics need to Engage with the UK's Research Impact Agenda'. [09 Aug 2018]

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Professor Jonathan Spencer elected as a Fellow of the British Academy

On 19 July 2018, Jonathan Spencer, Regius Professor of South Asian Language, Culture and Society Professor, was elected as a British Academy Fellow, in recognition of his achievements in social research. [20 Jul 2018]

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University honours Professor Joyce Lishman

At the 9th July degree ceremony, the University of Edinburgh awarded Professor Joyce Lishman with the Degree of Doctor honoris causa, as part of the centenary celebrations and in recognition of her services to social work education and social work. [19 Jul 2018]

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Edinburgh students follow Indian cotton from farm to fashion

Earlier this summer, University of Edinburgh undergraduates, including two students from our School, immersed themselves in India’s $200bn textile industry. [16 Jul 2018]

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PhD Café

The Institute for Academic Development (IAD) and the Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA) Peer Learning and Support Team are delighted to launch a weekly café session for PhD students later this month. [11 Jul 2018]

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Voice & Vote book launch and Vote 100 project in general

A century ago this year, Parliament passed the Representation of the People Act 1918, a package of electoral reforms that extended the vote to women for the first time. [28 Jun 2018]

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STIS lecturers contribute to Frankenbook

STIS lecturers Dr Lawrence Dristas and Dr Pablo Schyfter are amongst the diverse contributors to Frankenbook, a collective reading and collaborative annotation of the original 1818 text of Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. [25 Jun 2018]

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New research examines children’s rights to participate in legal disputes

Researchers from the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships of our School join forces with colleagues from the University of Stirling to help improve understanding of the barriers to children’s views being heard in family law cases. [21 Jun 2018]

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Social Work PhD graduate wins Competition

Social Work PhD graduate, Dr Mary Mitchell and current PhD student, Ariane Critchley achieve success in the 2018 Research Impact and Knowledge Exchange Competition [25 May 2018]

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Centre of African Studies congratulates Dr Kate Wright on her new book

As news organizations cut correspondent posts and foreign bureaux, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have begun to expand into news reporting. [23 May 2018]

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Q-Step placements

Thirteen Q-Step students will begin their paid summer work placement in the next couple of months. [21 May 2018]

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Tutor and colleague, Albert Mkony has been awarded an Alice Brown PhD Studentship

The Alice Brown Studentship is a new 6-year PhD scholarship offering a programme of advanced study, ongoing research, professional training and development. [10 May 2018]

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Equality Collective

We warmly invite all staff and students with interests in equality and inequality to join us as we build an Equality Collective together. [23 Apr 2018]

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Major Award to Evaluate Flagship NHS Digitisation Programme

Robin Williams and Kathrin Cresswell (Usher Institute) have secured a major £1.6M award to evaluate and inform digitisation strategy in National Health Service (NHS) in England. [23 Apr 2018]

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SPS Takes Leads EFI Inaugural Research Award

The Edinburgh Futures Institute has announced that five projects that will receive funding to pioneer new interdisciplinary research. Of those five, three of the winning project leads are based in Social and Political Science. [12 Apr 2018]

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PIR PhD student wins prestigious award

Congratulations to Sissela Matzner and colleagues, who recently won a collaborative bid for an EISA ECR award to hold a joint workshop next fall in Prague. [04 Apr 2018]

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CAS colleague, Rick Rhodes wins National Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences award

'Hanging on a wire' won the best non-fiction edited volume category at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg last week. [30 Mar 2018]

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Panel Debate: How disruptive will Brexit be to Scotland's Energy Strategy?

ClimateXChange and the University of Edinburgh are pleased to host a distinguished set of speakers from government, industry, academia and law. [14 Mar 2018]

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Social Work Centenary Event

In conversation with Professor Jane Algate: 'At the heart of child welfare social work policy and practice for 40 years' [08 Mar 2018]

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ESWRA Conference 2018 at University of Edinburgh

We are delighted to announce that the 8th EUROPEAN CONFERENCE FOR SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH is being hosted by Social Work at the University of Edinburgh on 18th - 20th April 2018. [06 Mar 2018]

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Professor Fiona Mackay elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) has this week announced the election of 66 new Fellows, including PIR's Professor Fiona Mackay. [05 Mar 2018]

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Sociology professor, Donald MacKenzie, receives a Progress Medal from the Society for Progress

The Progress Medal award recognises pioneering work in shaping the economic system to achieve greater societal fairness and well-being. [05 Mar 2018]

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MacQueen Scholarship

The Julie-Ann Macqueen Trust will fund a PhD Social Work scholarship researching and benefiting one-parent families. [05 Mar 2018]

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University Closure

Please note that the University will be closed all day on Thursday 1 March and Friday 2 March due to adverse weather. [28 Feb 2018]

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Dr Jeevan Sharma on the BBC World Service, My Perfect Country: Nepal

Dr Jeevan Sharma, lecturer in South Asia and International Development & Deputy Director of the Global Development Academy, talks on maternal mortality in Nepal on the BBC's World Service [14 Feb 2018]

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SSPS Research Office new initiative : "Research Surgery - Open Session"

SSPS RO pre-award team will be piloting a “Research Surgery – Open Session” morning, every Thursday. [12 Feb 2018]

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One Day Without Us

One Day Without Us is a national day of events on Monday 19 February, in support of EU nationals and internationals living, working, and studying in this country. [06 Feb 2018]

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