Professor McEwen named as 2021 Royal Society of Edinburgh fellow
The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) has announced its newly elected 2021 fellows, including Professor Nicola McEwen from the School of Social and Political Science (SPS).
Investigating the societal challenges of building facial recognition datasets
A student at the School of Social and Political Science has received funding from Edinburgh Futures Institute to investigate the cultural and societal challenges involved in the curation of facial recognition datasets.
Understanding financial vulnerability in older workers
Dr Lynne Robertson-Rose at Edinburgh's School of Social and Political Science is leading a research project to investigate the long-term impact of financial vulnerability amongst older workers.
SPS alumna picks up British Council award in Kazakhstan
Dr Saltanat Janenova, who studied her PhD in Social Policy at the School of Social of Political Science in 2010, has won the Professional Achievement Award in the British Council Alumni Awards 2021 for Kazakhstan.
SPS staff awarded for their contribution to the study of British politics
Staff at the School of Social and Political Science have been awarded prestigious prizes by the Political Studies Association, including for the best political science book of 2020, for outstanding teaching and for distinctive contributions to the study of British politics.
University of Edinburgh projects to meet challenge of healthy ageing
New research in the School of Social and Political Science has received a portion of £3million awarded to the University to meet the challenge of healthy ageing.
SPS alumna takes up key post in Biden administration
A graduate of the School of Social and Political Science (SPS) has taken up a key role in US president Joe Biden’s administration, as National Security Council (NCS) Senior Director for Europe.
Climate change concern unaffected by pandemic
Covid-19 has not made people any less concerned about climate change – despite the pandemic disrupting and dominating many aspects of their lives, a study suggests.
Experts highlight need for devolved climate plan
The Scottish Government must work more effectively with regional and local authorities if it is to meet its climate change targets, research suggests.
Social work community has been saddened to hear of the death of Professor Joyce Lishman
The social work community has been saddened to hear of the death of Professor Joyce Lishman.
Dr Eleanor Brooks (GHPU, Social Policy) awarded funding for UACES Research Network – EU Health Governance – for period 2021-2024
The network will launch in April 2021, and aims to facilitate a broad and encompassing approach to the question ‘How should health be governed in the EU?’