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Senior lecturer elected to Board of the International Consortium for Social Development
Dr George Palattiyil, Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the School of Social and Political Science, has been elected as a member of the Board of the International Consortium for Social Development (ICSD).
University of Edinburgh alumna to lead new East African Social Work Resource Centre
Dr Hadijah Mwenyango, an alumna of the Social Work doctoral programme at the University of Edinburgh, will lead the new East African Social Work Regional Resource Centre (RRC) based at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.
SPS honoured at CAHSS Recognition Awards 2021
Colleagues at the School of Social and Political Science have won a number of awards at the College’s Colleague Recognition Awards this afternoon, including the Adaptation to Change Award, the Excellent Newcomer Award, the Outstanding Team Award, and a highly commended in the Community Engagement Champion Award.
Kerala’s Covid story serves as a cautionary tale
Kerala may be a relatively small state in Indian terms, but the lessons we can learn from its Covid experience are significant.
Care home study highlights Covid's mental toll
Covid-related restrictions have caused mental distress to three out of four people who have relatives in care homes, a study shows.
New research will identify the prevalence of child abuse in Australia and its health impacts
An Edinburgh researcher is part of a team that is identifying for the first time how many Australians have experienced child abuse and neglect.
Social work community has been saddened to hear of the death of Professor Joyce Lishman
The social work community has been saddened to hear of the death of Professor Joyce Lishman.
Dr Jackie Gulland wins prestigious award for the year’s best social policy book
Dr Jackie Gulland, Lecturer in Social Work at the School of Social and Political Science (SPS), has picked up the Social Policy Association’s (SPA) 2020 Richard Titmuss award for the year’s best book in the field.
Edinburgh researchers part of ESRC-funded study on global responses to domestic violence and abuse under Covid-19
Researchers at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Social and Political Science (SPS) are part of a new international study launching later this month to examine global responses to domestic violence and abuse during the Covid-19 pandemic.
New tools to aid restorative justice in Scotland
Dr Steve Kirkwood, Senior Lecturer in Social Work has launched a new toolkit aimed at people involved in designing, setting up or extending restorative justice services.
SPS Social Work graduates fast tracked for a key role in the community
Writer Dr Aileen Ballantyne tells the stories of five Edinburgh social workers - three newly qualified social workers and two practising social workers gaining further qualifications at the School - and their experiences working in the community.