Edinburgh academic wins prize for research on labour politics in Europe
Dr Philip Rathgeb of the School of Social and Political Science (SPS) has been awarded the Kurt Rothschild Prize for Economic Research and Journalism, for his work on labour politics in the EU, from the Euro crisis to the Covid-19 pandemic.
New committee on development in Uganda calls on SPS academic’s expertise
SPS’ Dr George Palattiyil has joined a new expert committee for the Uganda National Academy of Sciences, to advise on the country’s equitable and inclusive development.
Edinburgh scholar named one of most influential academics in government
Dr Oliver Escobar of the School of Social and Political Science has been named in Apolitical’s 2021 Top 100 Most Influential Academics in Government list.
SPS expert to support WHO work on citizen engagement in policy making
Dr Oliver Escobar of the School of Social and Political Science has become Co-Chair of a World Health Organization editorial board that will support improved approaches for engaging citizens in policy making.
Energy expert to advise Scottish Government on fuel poverty
Dr Kirsten Jenkins of the School of Social and Political Science has become a member of the Scottish Government’s new Scottish Fuel Poverty Advisory Panel, helping to tackle fuel poverty in Scotland.
More accessible domestic abuse services needed across the UK, research shows
Analysis of UK domestic abuse services provided under Covid-19 reveals that several groups, including Black and ethnic minority groups and those in rural communities, struggle to access domestic abuse services
Using Twitter data to study protests
Surveying protesters is challenging because protests are often unexpected, but new research has identified better ways to study protests, using Twitter data.
16-day blogathon raises awareness of gender-based violence
The University of Edinburgh’s genderED has completed its annual 16 Days Blogathon, as part of the UN’s 16 Days Of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign, with posts from international writers and activists.
New research hub to transform foundation industries
Edinburgh researchers have joined a research consortium examining how the foundation industries - chemicals, cement, ceramics, glass, metals and paper – can prosper and develop while helping achieve the UK’s Net Zero 2050 environmental targets.
Trump and Thunberg use similar tricks to tell differing tales, study says
The views of Donald Trump and Greta Thunberg may differ on climate change but their speeches on the issue have more in common than people might think, a study suggests.
New fellowship for academics engaging with the work of Stuart Hall
A new postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Edinburgh for 2022 is open for applications from scholars engaging with the work of Stuart Hall, a celebrated academic, writer and cultural studies pioneer.