News links to content
UK Government is making inadequate progress on digitising the NHS, according to new report using evidence from SPS expert
The UK Government is making inadequate progress on vital commitments to digitise the NHS, an independent panel of experts – using evidence from an academic at the School of Social and Political Science - has found.
Publishing for Academics - Event Series
Come and meet an exciting range of external speakers involved in writing and publishing academic material incuding books, journal articles and monographs.
Young Academy of Scotland appoints SPS’ Dr Michael Barany as new member
Dr Michael Barany, whose research and teaching focuses on the history and culture of modern science and mathematics, has been appointed to the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Young Academy of Scotland.
Remote academic support for PhD students affected by the war on Ukraine
Academics beyond Borders is now calling for applications from PhD students enrolled in Ukrainian universities. There are 14 remote places available for candidates whose research at their home universities is being affected by the war on Ukraine. All places are funded by the University of Edinburgh and require no fees from any students accepted onto the scheme.
SPS Lecturer in Energy, Environment and Society co-chairs the Energy Research & Social Science conference
Dr Kirsten Jenkins from Science, Technology and Innovation Studies (STIS) co-chaired the recent International Conference on Energy Research & Social Science. The conference - the ‘premier global forum for exploring the nexus of energy and society’ - hosted discussions from world-leading experts about tackling the climate crisis.
REF 2021: Sociology, including Science, Technology and Innovation Studies (STIS), at the University of Edinburgh
The results of the REF 2021 exercise demonstrated that our Sociology and STIS subject areas are excelling. Our submission was ranked top in the UK by Research Professional for the overall quality and breadth of our research.
‘World class’ toolkit created by SPS team to facilitate AHSS integration and interdisciplinarity
Professor Catherine Lyall and Dr Isabel Fletcher from the School of Social and Political Science have played an instrumental role in the creation of a web-based toolkit to support the integration of the arts, humanities and social sciences in collaborative projects.
Energy expert to advise Scottish Government on fuel poverty
Dr Kirsten Jenkins of the School of Social and Political Science has become a member of the Scottish Government’s new Scottish Fuel Poverty Advisory Panel, helping to tackle fuel poverty in Scotland.
New research hub to transform foundation industries
Edinburgh researchers have joined a research consortium examining how the foundation industries - chemicals, cement, ceramics, glass, metals and paper – can prosper and develop while helping achieve the UK’s Net Zero 2050 environmental targets.
New fellowship for academics engaging with the work of Stuart Hall
A new postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Edinburgh for 2022 is open for applications from scholars engaging with the work of Stuart Hall, a celebrated academic, writer and cultural studies pioneer.
Rural communities most exposed to risk of energy and transport poverty, new study finds
Rural residents are most likely to be impacted by the twin pressures of energy poverty and transport poverty simultaneously, a new study by an Edinburgh researcher warns.
New approach to feed production can transform climate impact of industries including fish farming
Two projects at the University of Edinburgh’s Innogen Institute are showing how a circular economy approach to feed production, using new bio-materials, can help industries including fish farming achieve climate change goals.