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Social context is key to Covid testing success
Clearer understanding is needed of the social factors that influence participation rates in Covid-19 testing programmes, research suggests.
News from Edinburgh’s Medicine Anthropology Journal
The team at the Medicine Anthropology Theory (MAT) journal, based at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Social and Political Science (SPS), share their latest updates, including new issues, details of the MAT editorial team and becoming indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals.
Celebrated U.S. history scholar delivers Munro Lecture on the history of American fascism
Robin D G Kelley, Professor of American History at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and author and activist for black lives and human justice, delivered the first of this semester’s two University of Edinburgh Munro Lectures.
Newsletter showcases new work from Social Anthropology staff and students
The fifth edition of the Edinburgh Anthropology Showcase is out now, celebrating new and recent work from the School of Social and Political Science’s (SPS) Social Anthropology department.
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.
SPS student makes Forbes 30 Under 30 list for work on diversity in foreign policy
Tiaji Sio, a student at the School of Social and Political Science (SPS), has been named in the Forbes 30 Under 30 List in Germany for her impact in diversity and inclusion in foreign policy.
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.
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.