Professor Esther Dermott joins as new Head of School1 August 2017We are delighted to announce that, following her appointment in June, Esther Dermott has now officially taken up her new role as the Head of the School for Policy Studies. She succeeds Professor David Abbott who led the School from 2015 – 2017.
Welcome to a new member of the team13 July 2017The School is delighted to announce that Dr Caryn Peiffer joins our Centre for Urban and Public Policy Research in July 2017 as a lecturer in international public policy and governance.
Mediterranean Migration Research Programme policy briefs7 July 2017The ESRC-funded Mediterranean Migration Research Programme (MMRP), launched in response to the on-going migration crisis in Europe, incorporates leading social scientists across seven research institutions, including the University of Bristol.
Call for artists commissioning brief27 June 2017The University of Bristol, in collaboration with Ashley Community Housing and SPAN Parent Support Team Barton Hill Settlement, are working with displaced communities in Bristol to understand their displacement journeys. We will be exploring with participants what it is to be a man/woman here in the UK, whether sense of self/identity has changed due to displacement and whether the family dynamic has been impacted on in the process.
University of Bristol journal achieves top international ranking15 June 2017The Policy & Politics journal, which has been publishing key works in public and social policy and politics for 45 years, has achieved an impact factor of 1.939. It is now ranked 11th in the field of public administration, placing it firmly in the top quartile of international journals.
Poo patrol: Bristol’s Big Spray Day 24 May 2017Primary schools and communities across Bristol will be joining forces with the University of Bristol, Bristol City Council and Sustainable Learning on Friday 26 May to fight back against the scourge of dog fouling on the streets of the city.
Centre for Gender and Violence Research at the Festival of Ideas18 May 2017As part of the recent Bristol's Festival of Ideas programme of events, academics from the Centre for Gender and Violence Research were invited to talk about their work combating Violence Against Women internationally and in the context of the Middle East.
New PhD studentship offered in ‘Dietary patterns and the progression of type 2 diabetes’15 May 2017A unique opportunity has arisen via the MRC GW4 BioMed Doctorial Training Partnership for a student to investigate the role dietary patterns have in modifying the progression of type 2 diabetes, responsiveness to diabetes medication and development of diabetes complications. Findings will inform the development of individualised approaches to treatment of Type 2 diabetes.
Eradicating child poverty in Africa3 April 2017A team from Bristol Poverty Institute, a new specialist research institute at the University of Bristol set up to tackle global poverty, have been working with UNICEF to provide technical advice and assistance to the Ugandan Bureau of Statistics (UBoS) and the Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) to help integrate multidimensional child poverty measures into Ugandan National Statistics.
Public Policy students win international simulation competition13 March 2017On February 25 2017, School for Policy (post)graduates Yvonne Tago and Floor Kellerman (pictured) attended and won the NASPAA’s (Network of Schools of Public Policy, Public Affairs and Administration) 2017 Student Simulation Competition hosted by United Nations University (UNU-MERIT) in Maastricht.
Bristol to improve signposting to specialist support for domestic violence and abuse in UK military families1 March 2017The University of Bristol has been awarded a grant of £46,938 by the Forces in Mind Trust for a 15-month study to investigate domestic violence and abuse (DVA) in UK military families. The research will investigate what criteria might constitute specialist DVA provision for this group, and what service providers, if any, already meet these criteria, in order to help improve signposting to the service providers best placed to meet the needs of UK military families suffering DVA.
Life Chances22 February 2017A new novel written by the University of Bristol-led Productive Margins project reveals some of the struggles families are facing in austerity Britain.
Professor Roy Parker, 1931-201725 January 2017Roy Parker, the first Professor in the Department of Social Work and Administration in the university, has died aged 85 in Devon. His former colleague Hilary Land offers a remembrance.
Dr Sue Porter, 1954-2017 24 January 2017Dr Sue Porter, Senior Research Fellow in the School for Policy Studies, passed away on 11 January. Her colleague Beth Tarleton offers a tribute.