Care home study highlights Covid's mental toll
Covid-related restrictions have caused mental distress to three out of four people who have relatives in care homes, a study shows.
New research will identify the prevalence of child abuse in Australia and its health impacts
An Edinburgh researcher is part of a team that is identifying for the first time how many Australians have experienced child abuse and neglect.
Personal burden of Covid-19 testing needs to be addressed to avoid testing fatigue
Despite the inconveniences and personal sacrifices involved, people in Scotland are willing to go to considerable efforts to make the Covid-19 testing system work, but more needs to be done to recognise and reduce this burden, say researchers.
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.