We're a group of teachers and researchers concerned with all the things people and societies do and don't do to look after each other, in Scotland, across the UK and Europe, and around the world.
The subject group offers a broad range of programmes and courses and is also home to the Global Health Policy Unit which itself offers MSc programmes, a range of courses and a PhD.
Social Policy has developed and continues to sustain a strong international and national reputation for the quality of its research, and for its analyses of social and policy change both within the UK and in continental Europe.
SPS academic receives ERC Consolidator Grant for work examining the role of the arts in the production of public policy
School of Social and Political Science (SPS) academic Professor Sotiria Grek has been awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant of two million euro for a new project examining the relationship between art and policy.
MSPs call for urgent action to improve Scotland’s health, supported by evidence from SPS academic
A group of cross-party MSPs has called for urgent action to tackle the damage to people’s health caused by smoking, junk food and alcohol, supported by evidence from School of Social and Political Science’s (SPS) Dr Nason Maani.
SPS academic honoured with prestigious British Society for Population Studies award
School of Social and Political (SPS) academic Dr Laura Sochas has received the British Society for Population Studies (BSPS) Early Career Award for her quantitative and feminist approach to research on health inequalities.
Opinion - The Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018: Achieving its aspirations?
On International Women's Day, Dr Fiona Morrison, Dr Claire Houghton and Dr Camille Warrington ask whether the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018 is achieving its aim of improving the Scottish justice system's response to domestic abuse.
Festival of Creative Methods
Find out more on this brilliant 3-week festival of all-things-methods
The Final Report of the Independent Commission on the Constitutional Future of Wales:
Dr Anwen Elias (Aberystwyth University) will present the findings and recommendations included in the Final Report published by the Independent Commission on the Constitutional Future of Wales.
Q-Step Seminar: Later life precarity. What is it? Can we measure it? Is it useful?
Professor Alan Marshall is a Social Statistician by training who is now Professor of Social Research on Inequality based on the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh. His substantive research uses longitudinal data from social surveys in the UK and overseas to better understand the social and biological determinants of inequalities observed in health and wellbeing in later life.
Relational Approaches to Policy Engagement
This session will provide an introduction to relational approaches to policy engagement, and ways we can ethically and equitably engage in more technical approaches where these are the best (or only) route for engagement.