Black History Month – Respect and Recognition: The contribution of minoritised social workers in Scotland
To mark Black History Month, the Social Work subject area partnered with the Scottish Association of Social Workers for an online event recognising the contribution that social workers from black and minority ethnic backgrounds make to social work in Scotland.
Edinburgh researcher recognised for outstanding paper on the legitimacy of experts in policy
Dr Justyna Bandola-Gill has been awarded Evidence & Policy journal’s 2021 Carol Weiss Prize, which recognises outstanding early career contributors to the journal, for her research paper on the legitimacy of experts in policy.
New book by Dr Rama Salla Dieng - Féminismes Africains
Dr Rama Salla Dieng from the Centre of African Studies (CAS) is about to launch her new book Féminismes Africains, a collection of conversations with feminist activists, policy makers, academics and artists.
New book examines relationships between government and community groups in Northern Ireland
A new book from the School of Social and Political Science’s (SPS) Markus Ketola explores the changing relationships between government, voluntary and community organisations in Northern Ireland since the Good Friday Agreement.
Rural communities most exposed to risk of energy and transport poverty, new study finds
Rural residents are most likely to be impacted by the twin pressures of energy poverty and transport poverty simultaneously, a new study by an Edinburgh researcher warns.
New study reveals importance of harm and abuse education for primary school children
A new national evaluation of the NSPCC’s Speak Out Stay Safe (SOSS) programme has found that children and school staff benefited from the education it provided on different forms of harm, highlighting the need for continued education in this area.
RSE makes recommendations for supporting Scotland’s Covid recovery
The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) has shared key findings from its Post-Covid-19 Futures Commission, making several recommendations for decision-makers to support Scotland’s Covid recovery.
SPS students recognised for enhancing the reputation of the University
Three students at the School of Social and Political Science have been jointly awarded the University of Edinburgh 2021 Sir William Darling Memorial Prize for enhancing the University’s reputation through community building and engagement with global challenges.
New approach to feed production can transform climate impact of industries including fish farming
Two projects at the University of Edinburgh’s Innogen Institute are showing how a circular economy approach to feed production, using new bio-materials, can help industries including fish farming achieve climate change goals.
Edinburgh professor named one of the world’s most influential sociologists
Professor Donald MacKenzie was ranked 22nd in Academic Influence's 25 Top Influential Sociologists Today list, for his work on science and technology issues.
New format for Canadian election debates would make more time for leaders to present their policies
An Edinburgh researcher has proposed a new format for leader debates in Canadian elections, prioritising time for leaders to share simple information about their policies and benefiting, first and foremost, the least-informed voters.
Investigating the automation of social security in the UK
University of Edinburgh researchers are to study automated systems in the UK's Universal Credit scheme, to investigate how they affect different users and if they contribute to social inequalities.