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2016

Steve Yearley is new Director of IASH

29 Nov 2016
We are delighted to announce that from August 2017 SKAPE Director Steve Yearley will become the new Director of IASH, the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities.
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SKAPE member Kat Smith wins prestigious BMA Book award

10 Oct 2016
A book edited by Kat Smith, one of the founding members of SKAPE and a Reader in the Global Public Health Unit in Social Policy, and her colleagues Sarah Hill (GPHU) and Clare Bambra (Durham University) was recently awarded First Prize in the BMA 2016 Book Awards Public Health category.
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Sotiria Grek wins ERC Starting Grant

03 Oct 2016
Sotiria Grek, Associate Director of SKAPE and Senior Lecturer in Social Policy, has been awarded a Starting Grant by the European Research Council (ERC-StG-2016).
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New articles by our Assoc Dir Martyn Pickersgill

03 Oct 2016
We are delighted with the news that the SKAPE Associate Director Martyn Pickersgill has had three research articles recently accepted/ publiched:
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New ESRC project on Monitoring ‘Illegal’ Immigrants

03 Oct 2016
SKAPE is pleased to announce the launch of a new ESRC-sponsored project, “Seeing Illegal Immigrants: State Monitoring and Political Rationality”.
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Skape Member Michael Kattirtzi published an article

03 Oct 2016
On 27 September 2016 Skape member Michael Kattirtzi published an article in Palgrave Communications’ thematic collection on scientific advice to governments. It is entitled ‘Providing a “challenge function”: Government social researchers in the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (2010-2015).
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We are delighted to welcome you to a lecture by Prof Frank R. Baumgartner on 26th May:

23 May 2016
Prof Baumgartner will give a lecture on : The Coming End of the Death Penalty in the United States
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Editorial in the BMJ (titled 'The pursuit of ignorance')

23 Mar 2016
Dr Kat Smith (Reader in the Global Public Health Unit and SKAPE member) has (with colleagues, including the University of Edinburgh'€™s Jeff Collin) recently published an Editorial in the BMJ (titled 'The pursuit of ignorance') which reflects on the potential implications of the Cabinet Office's new '€˜anti-lobbying' clause for academic freedom and efforts to improve research-policy relations (http://www.bmj.com/content/352/bmj.i1446) .
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Royal Society of Edinburgh Henry Duncan Medal

21 Mar 2016
Dr Martyn Pickersgill (Wellcome Trust Reader in Social Studies of Biomedicine, and SKAPE Associate Director) was recently formally awarded the Royal Society of Edinburgh Henry Duncan Medal
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