Professor Roy Parker, 1931-201725 January 2017Roy Parker, the first Professor in the Department of Social Work and Administration in the university, has died aged 85 in Devon. His former colleague Hilary Land offers a remembrance.
Dr Sue Porter, 1954-2017 24 January 2017Dr Sue Porter, Senior Research Fellow in the School for Policy Studies, passed away on 11 January. Her colleague Beth Tarleton offers a tribute.
Disabled people reveal their experiences of social care19 January 2017At a time when Social Care in England is at a ‘tipping point’, according to the Care Quality Commission, it is vital that local authorities find ways of working together with people who use social care services. With that goal in mind, a group of disabled people have recently carried out research in co-production with researchers at the University of Bristol.
Multi-dimensional approach to tackling poverty takes off worldwide20 December 2016Countries as far afield as the Solomon Islands, Canada, New Zealand, Mexico, South Africa and Uganda are turning to research carried out by Bristol experts to change how they define and tackle poverty. The move marks a timely development given discussions around how poverty is defined in relation to the UN’s primary Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of ‘ending poverty in all its forms everywhere’.
Welcome to a new member of the team12 December 2016The School is delighted to announce that Dr Yiming Wang will be joining our Centre for Urban and Public Policy Research in January 2017 as a senior lecturer in cities & public policy.