First prize in poster competition in Annual Congress of the European Childhood Obesity Group for Dr Sibylle Kranz18 November 2014Congratulations to Dr. Sibylle Kranz from the Centre for Exercise, Nutrition, and Health Sciences, for winning the first prize of the poster competition at the Annual Congress of the European Childhood Obesity Group (ECOG) for her Master's student's research on children's diet behaviour: Baker S, McCabe S, Payne C, Kranz S, "Children’s self-reported liking of child-friendly shaped fruit and vegetable snacks: Does shape influence liking?"
Prof. David Berridge comments on BBC Radio Bristol radio programme 11 November 2014Professor David Berridge of the Centre for Family Policy and Child Welfare participated in a BBC Radio Bristol radio programme yesterday morning (10 November 2014] to discuss the recent decision by a local theme park (Puxton Park in Weston-super-Mare) to bar entry to single males and females in a bid to 'prevent child abuse'.
New book by School honorary scholars: Hearing the Voices of the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Communities - Inclusive Community Development11 November 2014The past decade has seen increased interest in, and attention to, the place of Gypsies, Roma, and Travellers (GRT) in both political and media circles, but the problems they face nonetheless remain relatively unknown. Underpinned by radical community development and equality theories, This book—much of it written by GRT activists—is the first to chart the history of and contemporary developments in GRT community activism, describing this community’s struggle for rights against a backdrop of intense discrimination throughout Europe.
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.
A second round of ESRC Impact Acceleration Awards 5 November 2014A second round of the University’s ESRC-funded Impact Acceleration Account has funded five Social Science projects to a total of £60,000.
The University of Bristol’s ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) has been designed to enable rapid response to knowledge exchange and impact development opportunities, usually in collaboration with non-academic partners. The funding available ranges from £100+ for Impact Travel Awards, to £20,000 for Impact Projects and Knowledge Exchange Secondments.