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News in 2010

Admore Tshuma speaks on reconciliation and rebuilding at the Afrika Eye Film Festival

13 October 2010

Admore Tshuma, a PhD student at the School's Centre for the Study of Poverty and Social Justice, will be a speaker at a panel discussion at the Afrika Eye Film Festival at the Watershed on Saturday 30 October.

New network will help military families experiencing domestic abuse

13 October 2010

Domestic abuse can be an issue for military personnel and their families. To address this, there will now more help available for those affected through a recently-formed network of organisations and practitioners. The network has been created in response to issues raised at a successful seminar, "Domestic abuse and military families: addressing the need for better support services", held in Coventry last week [6 October 2010]. Participants discussed a range of current initiatives, services and evidence, including recent research conducted by Dr Emma Williamson from the Centre for Gender and Violence Research based at the School for Policy Studies at the University of Bristol.

Screen time linked to psychological problems in children

11 October 2010

Children who spend longer than two hours in front of a computer or television screen are more likely to suffer psychological difficulties, regardless of how physically active they are.

Should there be a Robin Hood tax? Professor David Gordon to debate as part of the Bristol Festival of Ideas

4 October 2010

Should there be a Robin Hood tax? Professor David Gordon will debate as part of the Bristol Festival of Ideas on 21 October

Lifetime achievement award for Professor David Quinton

29 September 2010

Professor David Quinton was given the 'Lifetime Achievement award' at the international conference for the European Scientific Association for Residential and Foster care for children and adolescents which took place last week [22-25 September].

The Healthy Start Vouchers study

27 September 2010

A new 18-month research project will examine the experiences of families using the governments Healthy Start vouchers.  The Government’s Healthy Start scheme enables families living on low incomes to receive free vouchers every week which they can swap for milk, fresh fruit, fresh vegetables and infant formula milk. Families on the scheme are also entitled to free vitamins

New research aims to get children more active

23 September 2010

We know that many children do not engage in enough physical activity and that this can contribute to ill health both as children and as adults. So how do we get them to be more active? A new project called TEAMPLAY- Parents and children partnering for healthy lifestyles will look at one possible solution.

The squeeze on public spending: how can we achieve desirable social outcomes now? The 4th Policy & Politics conference debates

17 September 2010

The squeeze on public spending - what are the implications for public goods and desirable social ends? With the world having experienced its worst economic crisis in eight decades, delegates at the recent Policy & Politics conference [10 September 2010] took the opportunity to reflect on this and other key questions.

Vacancy for Research Associate (Part-time)

16 September 2010

Vacancy for Research Associate (Part-time) on a new project entitled Liberty, equality and capacity: The impact of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards on human rights and adult social care practice funded by the National Institute of Health Research School for Social Care Research.

Vacancy for Research Assistant in Gender-Based Violence

14 September 2010

Vacancy for Research Assistant in Gender-Based Violence