SPS colleagues celebrated at the CAHSS Colleague Recognition Awards 2020
Congratulations to our SPS staff who have been recognised for their exceptional work by University staff awards.
SPS subject areas Complete University Guide UK 2021 rankings
Every School of Social and Political Science subject area came in the top 12 of the Complete University Guide UK 2021 rankings, with Social Work coming top in the UK for the third year running.
Expert hub makes matters of race its focus
Specialists from the School of Social and Political Science - and from across the humanities and social sciences at the University - have launched a new hub for research and teaching on race and ethnicity.
Social work students qualify early to join fight against Covid-19
Social Work students are graduating early to help deliver health and social care services during the pandemic.
Recovering Edinburgh’s cultural spaces during a global pandemic
University of Edinburgh researchers are leading a project to tackle the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on the city’s culture sector, creating new cultural events throughout and beyond the lockdown.
Journalism research wins international award
A research paper co-authored by a School of Social and Political Science academic, Dr Kate Wright, has been named as the most outstanding article published internationally on journalism in 2019.
SPS study investigates public understandings, expectations and experience of Covid-19 testing in Scotland
Dr Alice Street has launched new research into how testing strategies for Covid-19 are influencing public trust in health services and government response.
Has the Ebola epidemic in West Africa prepared Sierra Leone’s health system for Covid-19?
Social anthropologists at the School of Social and Political Science will investigate whether technology-focused responses to the 2014 – 2016 Ebola epidemic in West Africa prepared Sierra Leone’s health system for Covid-19.
Two SPS researchers to collect video diaries from residents in Edinburgh and the Lothians
A new project, Recording Life during a Pandemic: The Lothian Diary Project, will investigate questions of public health, media and communication among residents of Edinburgh and the Lothians in relation to COVID-19.
Professor Alison Koslowski’s inaugural lecture is now online
Professor of Social Policy and Research Methods Alison Koslowski’s inaugural lecture, given in October 2019, Sharing the caring: what is holding us back?, has now been made available to watch online.
UKRI supports Dr Eleanor Brooks’ project through flagship fellowship
Dr Eleanor Brooks from the School of Social and Political Science has been awarded £1million for her project Better Regulation for Better Health, through the UK Research and Innovation’s Future Leaders Fellowships.
Professor Christina Boswell wins Political Studies Association’s book of the year award
Professor Christina Boswell, Dean of Research at the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences and Professor of Politics at the School, has picked up the Political Studies Association’s (PSA) award for best political science book of the year.