Dr Jo Staines invited to speak at BAAF 'Alternatives to Custody' Roundtable on 11 November10 November 2014Dr Jo Staines has been invited to speak at the BAAF Alternatives to Custody Roundtable event on 11 November 2014, drawing on her research into the use of foster care for children on remand. The Roundtable is part of the BAAF-led two-year international project exploring specialist fostering for children in conflict with the law, co-financed by the EC’s ‘Daphne III’ child-friendly justice initiative.
Further funding boost for B-PROACT1V project 23 February 2015A team of researchers from the Schools for Policy Studies and Social and Community Medicine at the University of Bristol and the School of Sport, Exercise & Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Birmingham have been awarded £538,000 from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) to examine how children’s physical activity and screen-viewing patterns change as children progress through primary school.
Large numbers of teenage girls experience sexual coercion in relationships11 February 2015More than four in ten teenage schoolgirls in England* have experienced sexual coercion, new research by University of Bristol academics launched today [11 February] reveals. Most were pressured to have sex or other sexual activity, and in some cases, this included rape. And many of the 13-17-year-olds had also suffered physical attacks, intimidation or emotional abuse from their boyfriends.
Sasakawa Japanese Studies Studentship3 February 2015The Sasakawa Japanese Studies Studentship offers one year of funding up to £10,000 to students researching a topic related to Japan. Both existing students and new PhD applicants are welcome to apply.
Trip to the Amazon Rainforest for winning Social Policy team15 December 2014Three BSc Social Policy students will be visiting the Amazon Rainforest next year; the first prize in the 2014 npower Future Leaders competition. The competition challenges students to create a project that has a positive environmental impact and a lasting legacy at their University campus.
Professor Gordon delivers the Allama Iqbal Lecture in Pakistan10 December 2014Professor David Gordon of the Centre for the Study of Poverty and Social Justice was given the honour of presenting the Allama Iqbal Lecture in Islamabad on the 4 December 2014 at the 30th Annual Conference of the Pakistan Institute of Development Economists (PIDE).