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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.
SPS study analyses the politics of UK Government's use of Covid-19 charts and infographics
Governments’ use of visualisation techniques can help to establish authority by justifying policy interests and priorities, according to a new study from Social Policy’s Professor Sotiria Grek and colleagues.
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.
Lowering voting age boosts long-term participation in elections
Younger first-time voters in Scotland retain a habit of voting in elections and participate in greater numbers than older first-time voters, a study led by a School of Social and Political Science academic suggests.
Domestic abuse victims find justice process traumatic, study finds
Victims and witnesses of domestic abuse are still experiencing trauma within the justice system despite major legal reforms introduced in 2019, research suggests.
Social policy academic to serve as Welsh Government policy fellow
Dr Elke Heins, a senior lecturer in social policy, has been awarded one of 21 prestigious Policy Fellowships that give academics the opportunity to work in government departments on pressing policy challenges.
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.
REF 2021: Social Work and Social Policy at the University of Edinburgh
The publication of results from REF2021 illustrates the diversity and strength of contributions to research, policy and practice in Social Work and Social Policy from community to global levels.
Education governance expert becomes RSE Fellow
Congratulations to Professor Sotiria Grek in Social Policy for her appointment as a fellow of The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE). This recognises her contribution to social sciences, especially in the development of education governance research.
SPS student wins first prize in international economics essay award
A student at the School of Social and Political Science has won first prize for best essay in an international competition that aims to advance Austrian economics.
Edinburgh academic wins prize for research on labour politics in Europe
Dr Philip Rathgeb of the School of Social and Political Science (SPS) has been awarded the Kurt Rothschild Prize for Economic Research and Journalism, for his work on labour politics in the EU, from the Euro crisis to the Covid-19 pandemic.