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Study of adoption disruption impact on policy

20 October 2014

The DfE funded study ‘Beyond the Adoption Order: challenges interventions and disruptions' was published by Professor Julie Selwyn, working with Sarah Meakings and Dinithi Wjedesa at the beginning of 2014 and is the first national study of adoption disruption.

Biggest ever impact factor increase for Bristol university journal 'Policy & Politics'

13 October 2014

The journal Policy & Politics, managed by the School for Policy Studies, announces its biggest ever increase in the world's journal rankings. Its impact factor jumped by 72% this year (to 1.302) placing it 13th out of the 46 journals worldwide in Public Administration. It has a proven track record in spanning academic and practitioner debates and its website and blog reach a variety of audiences across all parts of the world.

WTWP events announced for 'Parenting with Support'

7 October 2014

WTPN is pleased to announce three free regional conferences: Birmingham – 18 November | Exeter – 25 November | London – 2 December The conferences will provide you with up-to-date information on policy and practice as well as reports on key initiatives in your region.

Prof. Marianne Hester on BBC Inside Out West tonight at 7.30pm on BBC1

6 October 2014

Professor Marianne Hester, Centre for Gender and Violence Research, is featured on the BBC1 TV programme 'Inside Out West' tonight [6 October 2014] discussing the recent case of domestic homicide in Cheltenham, the rise in domestic homicide cases in the West of England and the links to cuts in policing.

PhD graduate returns with ESRC funding to undertake new project on domestic violence

1 October 2014

Dr LynnMarie Sardinha, previously a PhD Social Policy student at the School for Policy Studies, has returned to undertake a research project studying attitudes to domestic violence with funding from the ESRC Future Research Leaders fund.

Professor David Gordon appointed to the International Advisory Board of the Centre for Ageing and Health (AgeCap)

1 October 2014

Professor David Gordon has been appointed to the International Advisory Board of the Centre for Ageing and Health (AgeCap) at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden and attended the first annual meeting on 25 September.