University of Edinburgh hosts first open-access medical anthropology journal
The Medicine Anthropology Theory (MAT) journal, funded in 2013 by scholars at the University of Amsterdam, has migrated to Edinburgh in 2020.
Representing social science on the Scottish Science Advisory Council
The School of Social and Political Science’s Professor Janette Webb will advise the Scottish Government on climate change policy and governance, as a new member of the Scottish Science Advisory Council.
Big brands cashed in on Covid-19, study finds
Major producers of alcohol, junk food and soft drinks have used Covid-19 to promote products at the expense of public health, research suggests.
Researchers to investigate impact of Covid-19 on African elections with UK Government funding
Researchers at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Social and Political Science (SPS) have received £367,000 from the UK Government to investigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on elections in Africa.
The British Academy names SPS academic as new Vice-President (Public Policy)
Professor Christina Boswell has been appointed as the new Vice President (Public Policy) at the British Academy, and will take up her role in August 2021.
Professor John Peterson memorial fund invites donations to support postgraduate students
A new fund has been set up in memory of University of Edinburgh Politics Professor John Peterson to support postgraduate students, and is now open for donations.
SPS Social Work graduates fast tracked for a key role in the community
Writer Dr Aileen Ballantyne tells the stories of five Edinburgh social workers - three newly qualified social workers and two practising social workers gaining further qualifications at the School - and their experiences working in the community.
New report launched on race equality in Scotland
More than 20 years after devolution, a new report assesses how race equality has developed in Scotland, and where it may be headed in the years to come.
Transforming a sense of solidarity in Europe
An Edinburgh researcher and interdisciplinary collaborators are investigating the role played by emotions in politics, and how this might explain current relationships between states and people in Europe.
New short film created to strengthen social work practice and improve the experience of families
A powerful short film showing the perspectives of six women involved with child welfare and protection has been created to improve the experience of families involved in these processes.
Care home study maps lockdown impact on families
A new study is to gauge how lockdown restrictions have affected the families of care home residents.
SPS expert’s advisory group reports UK plans could trigger fall in migration
The UK's proposed new immigration system could halve the number of people coming to Scotland, risking labour shortages in key sectors, warns an expert group chaired by the School of Social and Political Science’s Professor Christina Boswell.