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.
Social context is key to Covid testing success
Clearer understanding is needed of the social factors that influence participation rates in Covid-19 testing programmes, research suggests.
SPS academic wins award to promote history of mathematics in schools
SPS’ Dr Michael Barany has received a national award for his work in popularising the history of mathematics in education.
Police and government use online ‘influence’ tactics to tackle crime and shape behaviour in the UK
New research has found that advertising and influencing techniques often used by marketers and advertisers to encourage audiences to buy products are being used by law enforcement and government agencies in the UK for crime prevention.
Asia experts urge better post-Covid labour deal
Politicians in South Asia should act swiftly to better protect labour rights during the Covid-19 pandemic, Edinburgh research suggests.
New self-care curriculum will enhance wellbeing and learning for social work students
Lecturers at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Social and Political Science are co-creating a self-care curriculum for social work education, to help combat stress and burnout.
News from Edinburgh’s Medicine Anthropology Journal
The team at the Medicine Anthropology Theory (MAT) journal, based at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Social and Political Science (SPS), share their latest updates, including new issues, details of the MAT editorial team and becoming indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals.
Centre of African Studies pays tribute to Professor Andrew Walls, 1928–2021
The Centre of African Studies has paid tribute to Professor Andrew Walls, a leading academic in African Christianity, who passed away this month.
New Head of Social Work at the University of Edinburgh
Dr George Palattiyil, Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the School of Social and Political Science, is the new Head of Social Work at the University of Edinburgh.
How do narratives impact migration issues in Europe?
Edinburgh researchers are analysing the production of migration narratives and what impact they are having on increasing polarisation and politicisation around migration issues in Europe.
SPS student recognised by fellow Mexicans for outstanding contribution to social science
School of Social and Political Science student Omar Loera has been awarded the 2021 Carlos Fuentes Award, for his outstanding academic achievements and research contributions to the social sciences during his PhD.
Senior lecturer elected to Board of the International Consortium for Social Development
Dr George Palattiyil, Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the School of Social and Political Science, has been elected as a member of the Board of the International Consortium for Social Development (ICSD).