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.
Making Social Work count24 November 2016A new book co-authored by Professor John Carpenter and Dr Barbra Teater, Associate Professor City University of New York and previously Senior Lecturer in Social Work in the School for Policy Studies, seeks to promote key skills in quantitative research methods for social work.
Compassion fatigue widespread among foster carers21 November 2016The needs of children traumatised through abuse, neglect and loss, combined with a lack of appropriate support from fostering agencies, means that many foster carers are suffering from compassion fatigue, according to research published today.
SPS students awarded new scholarship6 October 2016[Student news] A new scholarship to give students a helping hand with their postgraduate education has been launched by the University of Bristol in honour of its former Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Eric Thomas.
PGR East Asian Social Policy workshop4 October 2016[Student news]
PhD students from the School for Policy Studies recently attended the first PGR workshop of the year with a collective theme on 'Long-term care policy in East Asia'
Dr Pauline Heslop recognised with ‘Distinguished Achievement’ award by IASSIDD 7 September 2016Congratulations to Dr Pauline Heslop, Professor of Intellectual Disabilities Research at the Norah Fry Centre for Disability Studies, who was presented with a prestigious 'Distinguished Achievement' award at the 2016 International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD) World Congress in Melbourne last month.
Dr Misa Izuhara to give plenary speech at South Korean conference28 June 2016Dr Izuhara, Head of the Centre for Urban and Public Policy Research, will travel to Seoul in July to present her research on the theme of 'Gender and Social Policy in East Asia' with a focus on housing perspectives, at the 13th East Asian Social Policy EASP research network annual conference.
Chilean academic to visit the School for Policy Studies23 June 2016Dr Gianinna Munoz, a Research Director from the Department of Social Work, at the University Alberto Hurtado, is set to visit the School later this month to contribute to a new project entitled ‘Comparative Policy Discourses of Poverty and Social Exclusion: Chile and the UK’, funded by the University's International Strategic Fund.
The Central Mediterranean route: Deadlier than ever14 June 2016During the first five months of 2016, 1 in every 23 migrants has died attempting the journey across the Central Mediterranean to Europe. This represents a drastic worsening of an already high death toll.