16 May 2013
Yedith Guillén Fernández has been awarded an Alumni Foundation grant to present her research at the ISCI 2013 International Conference ‘Child Indicators in a Globalized World: Implications for Research, Practice and Policy’, hosted at Seoul National University in South Korea from the 29th to the 31st May 2013, which is organized by the International Society for Child Indicators.
7 May 2013
A lunch cooked by visiting Egyptian students on their penultimate day in the UK was enjoyed by staff in the School for Policy Studies today (7 May). The Diploma in Public Policy and Child Rights students, Manar, Nadia, Ramy, Emam, Ahmed, Marwa and Aya, were presented with certificates to commemorate their two week stay in the UK.
2 May 2013
On the 8 May 2013, from 13.00-15.00, Ann Singleton, Senior Research Fellow in School for Policy Studies and Chris Bertram, Professor in Social and Political Philosophy will be convening a workshop, discussing the cartography of as yet to be established boundaries. This event is part of the IAS Borders Research Workshop Series
25 April 2013
The University of Bristol has hosted a two-day seminar to discuss the challenges of implementing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child across the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) and Europe.
18 April 2013
Living with HIV and Dying with AIDS – Diversity, Inequality and Human Rights in the Global Pandemic, the acclaimed new book by Lesley Doyal, will be released in May 2013. The book explores the experiences of the millions of people whose living and dying constitute the reality of this devastating pandemic.
17 April 2013
Researchers led by Principal Investigator, Professor Russ Jago in the University of Bristol’s School for Policy Studies have been awarded £743,000 of funding from the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) to conduct a large evaluation of the potential of an after-school dance programme to increase the physical activity of Year 7 girls.
15 April 2013
A major study published today [15 April] by the University of Bristol and leading children’s grant-giving charity, Buttle UK provides the most comprehensive picture to date of informal kinship care — children cared for informally by relatives and friends because their parents are no longer able to look after them
28 March 2013
Today 33 per cent of the UK population suffers from multiple deprivation - it was 14 per cent in 1983, and over 30 million people (almost half the population) are suffering some degree of financial insecurity. These are just some of the stark findings from the largest and most authoritative study of poverty and deprivation ever conducted in the UK.
19 March 2013
A three-year study into the extent of premature death in people with learning disabilities has found that those with learning disabilities are more likely to have a premature death compared with individuals in the general population. The findings, published in a Department of Health report, have made a series of recommendations aimed at improving the quality of healthcare that people with learning disabilities receive.
13 March 2013
Sexual abuse has an often devastating and long-term impact on the lives of many children and young people — for these children the future can be very dark indeed. A new study will evaluate the effectiveness of a therapeutic service designed to help children and young people who have been affected by sexual abuse. The research includes one of the largest randomised trials of this type of therapy to have been undertaken in the world.