News in 2019
Professor David Abbott appointed by NIHR as Committee Chair for newly formed Research for Social Care national committee
19 December 2019
Schools, parents and grandparents hold key to unlocking China’s obesity problem
26 November 2019
Educating parents and grandparents – as well as improving physical activity and the food provided at school – could hold the key to solving China’s obesity pandemic, according to one of the largest trials of childhood obesity prevention in the world.
Lower income to blame for poorer attainment of children brought up by single mothers, new study shows
20 November 2019
New research examining the effect of being raised by a single mother reveals lower income and resources has the greatest impact on a child’s development, not poor parenting skills.
Generation Snowstorm - a Social Change Summer School as a mental health intervention
14 November 2019
Off The Record (OTR) Bristol is an innovative young people’s mental health charity with a focus on engaging young people in service design and delivery. Over 2017-18 Dr Nathan Eisenstadt collaborated with OTR on a Knowledge Exchange project funded by Bristol’s ESRC Impact Acceleration Account.
New study finds children become less active each year of primary school
12 November 2019
A new study has revealed a dramatic drop in children’s physical activity levels by the time they finish primary school. Between the ages of 6 and 11, children lost on average more than an hour of exercise in the week, with an even greater fall on weekends.
New report shows complex nature of prostitution and sex work in England and Wales
30 October 2019
A large-scale report into the nature and prevalence of prostitution in England and Wales, carried out by researchers at the School for Policy Studies, has been published today [30 October].
International partnership with Seoul National university
24 October 2019
New partnership 1+1 programme in Public Policy
Women ‘less likely to progress at work’ than their male counterparts following childbirth
22 October 2019
Women and men experience a large divergence in their career paths in the years following childbirth, according to a study following more than 3,500 new parents.
School for Policy Studies welcomes new staff
16 October 2019
Bristol Climate Change Question Time
20 September 2019
UK military families struggle to access specialist domestic abuse support
11 September 2019
Less than 10 per cent of domestic violence and abuse (DVA) services identify themselves as providing specialist support to military families, according to a new report from the School for Policy Studies.
Bristol researchers lead new national guidance on how to stay fit and healthy
6 September 2019
Guidance on how the UK population can stay fit and healthy has been updated thanks to a major review led by researchers from the School for Policy Studies.
Syrian refugee study shortlisted for Research Project of the Year award
6 September 2019
A research project focused uniquely on the missing voices and experiences of Syrian refugee fathers and the integration of their families has been recognised by the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2019.
'Whole housing approach’ needed for victims of domestic abuse
23 August 2019
More needs to be done to support victims and survivors of domestic abuse who are homeowners or private renters, according to a new report from the University of Bristol.
July graduation ceremony - Celebrating the Class of 2019
23 July 2019
There was a fantastic turn out yesterday for the pre-graduation celebrations held in the School for Policy gardens. Soon-to-be graduates and their families mingled in the sunshine with academic staff and alumni from past cohorts for several hours before heading off to receive their degrees at the iconic Wills Memorial building.
Manager of Women’s Aid to receive honorary degree
22 July 2019
Today (Monday 22 July) Lisa Johnson, the Manager of the National Domestic Violence Helpline, Women's Aid, will be awarded an honorary degree as part of our graduation ceremonies.
School for Policy Studies welcomes care leavers and professionals to university taster day
16 July 2019
Last week, the School for Policy Studies were pleased to welcome care leavers and professionals from Bristol Hope School and the Bristol charity, 1625 Independent People, who support 16-25 year olds who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Lack of data on missing migrant children leads to gaps in protection
27 June 2019
A new report highlights the need for better data on migrant deaths and disappearances, particularly when it comes to missing migrant children.
New PhD Studentship for Research on Adult Social Care in England
25 June 2019
The School for Policy Studies is currently recruiting for one full-time PhD studentship, with a start date of 23rd September 2019. The studentship is funded by the NIHR School for Social Care Research (NIHR SSCR).
BSc Social Policy at the School for Policy Studies ranked 2nd in the UK
14 June 2019
The Guardian University Guide for 2020 has just been published, with subjects at the University of Bristol featuring in the top ten for 12 subjects.
Graduate Teaching Assistant Scholarships in the School for Policy Studies
13 June 2019
The School of Policy Studies at the University of Bristol is seeking to recruit two Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTA) for a PhD in areas which expand and complement the School’s profile in Social/Public Policy or Criminology/Social Harm.
The importance of being a Dad: Supporting all fathers, including those with learning difficulties
12 June 2019
New report highlights the need for services working with families to recognise and build on the value of fathers as good male role models.
Death Talk and Loss Talk in an Age of Longevity - A Conversation with the facilitators of Talk
12 June 2019
Dying Matters Awareness Week (13th -19th May 2019) aims to promote conversations on dying, death and bereavement.
Life isn’t over: how best to communicate with people living with dementia
29 May 2019
When Sandie Read was diagnosed with dementia at 57, she felt a mixture of fear, anxiety and depression. Fifteen years later and not only is she offering support to fellow sufferers but she’s also working with researchers to improve the way people communicate and interact with those living with the condition.
Bristol Eating Better Awards ‘brings positive change’
10 May 2019
A new report by the University of Bristol evaluating Bristol City Council’s Bristol Eating Better Awards, concludes there is significant benefit to both consumers and food businesses in participating in an officially recognised scheme.
£6.7M for major UK disease prevention project
9 May 2019
Research teams at the University of Bristol have been awarded over £6.7M by the UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP) to tackle unhealthy urban development linked to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as heart disease, obesity, poor mental health, cancer and diabetes.
Domestic abuse: Developing more effective responses in children and young people’s social care
1 May 2019
Researchers from the Justice, Inequalities, and Gender Based Violence Project (The Justice Project) will be working with Research In Practice (RiP) to deliver the first of 6 national workshops to social care practitioners starting today [2nd May] in Manchester.
Bristol students make record win at Undergraduate of the Year Awards
1 May 2019
University of Bristol students have returned victorious from Friday’s [26 April] Undergraduate of the Year Awards in London, having scooped three wins, including one belonging to current second year Criminology student, Samir Badaro.
Study shows older men feel ‘excluded, overlooked and cut-off’
29 April 2019
With increasing numbers of older men experiencing loneliness, a new report published today calls for a better understanding of how to tackle the growing public health challenge.
Dr Noemi Lendvai-Bainton and Dr Yiming Wang celebrate with our Chinese Public Policy students at Shanghai graduation.
15 April 2019
More than 330 students from the University of Bristol were honoured by the University’s Chancellor, Sir Paul Nurse, at the Graduation Celebration in Shanghai today (Saturday 13 April).
Ensuring trans people in Wales receive dignified and inclusive health and social care in later life
4 April 2019
Findings from a two-year study looking at health care provision for trans people later in life, will be announced at a launch event in Cardiff today (Thurs 4 April).
Bristol Student Union election results 2019
29 March 2019
School for Policy Studies students amongst newly elected officers
Public Policy students compete in the NASPAA Batten Global Simulation competition
26 March 2019
The NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition is a day-long event, held annually, that allows graduate students in public policy and related fields to test their skills on real-world data.
Reimagining Refugee Rights - Addressing Asylum Harms in Britain, Denmark and Sweden
25 March 2019
A new report launched this month seeks to identify the societal harms in seeking asylum and the key barriers to support.
Annual Policy & Politics lecture showcases student talent
25 March 2019
Last week, the annual lecture organised by the Policy and Politics journal, saw the Rt Honourable Baroness Sayeeda Warsi speak on the subject of being muslim in Britain.
School for Policy Studies alumni honoured at inaugural Bristol Alumni Awards
13 March 2019
The first University of Bristol Alumni Awards ceremony, which saw the broadcaster Sir David Attenborough receive a Lifetime Achievement award last night, celebrated the exceptional achievements of the University’s alumni.
Wide ranging reforms needed to how authorities approach FGM safeguarding
7 March 2019
Mothers, fathers and young Somali adults have expressed a pervasive sense of disempowerment, traumatisation and victimisation at the hands of statutory services, feeding into a new report that urges authorities to change their approach.
Putting citizens at the heart of the smart city
7 March 2019
The School for Policy Studies is delighted to receive funding from the first ever ESRC-CONACYT collaboration to lead a binational interdisciplinary project which aims to enhance our understanding of smart cities.
Diversity in Care Environments in England and Wales
4 March 2019
A new research project in the School for Policy Studies at University of Bristol is looking at ways in which older people are made to feel included and valued in housing schemes with care and support services.
February 2019 graduation
25 February 2019
Last week the School marked the graduation of students from our postgraduate taught (Masters) and research (PhD) programmes with a reception for family and friends in the grounds of Goldney Hall.
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