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2017

Promoting children’s human rights

Activities are being held in the Scottish Parliament today [13 Dec 2017]

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Congratulations to Amelia Alias

Amelia Alias has successfully defended her PhD thesis 'Children's Understanding of Online Data Privacy: A Study On Scottish Primary 6 and Primary 7 Pupils' [30 Nov 2017]

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Award to Michael Adler

Professor Michael Adler has been awarded the annual prize of the Socio-Legal Studies Association for his contributions to the socio-legal community. [30 Nov 2017]

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Dr Anuj Kapilashrami invited as visiting Professor at the University of Tampere (Finland)

Dr Kapilashrami was invited to spend two weeks at the University of Tampere in October, where she gave a series of lecture and workshops. [21 Nov 2017]

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PhD success

Congratulations to Alessio Bertolini on his recent PhD viva [14 Nov 2017]

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PhD Writing Retreat

PhD students gathered for a productive weekend of writing and reading. [08 Nov 2017]

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Disability History Month Event

An event was organiser by the Social Policy Society as part of the Disability History Month. [07 Nov 2017]

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PhD success for Childhood Studies Graduate

Congratulations to Harla Octarra on her recent PhD viva [27 Oct 2017]

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Childhood Studies Graduates publishing success

Two journal articles are now available as part of the Special Journal Issue of Social Inclusion [28 Sep 2017]

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Scepticism over partnership with industry to tackle non-communicable diseases

Researchers from the University of Edinburgh have highlighted scepticism within the global public health community about the effectiveness of partnership approaches for addressing non-communicable diseases such as obesity, heart disease, stroke and diabetes. [20 Sep 2017]

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Handbook of European Social Policy

University of Edinburgh researchers contribute to Handbook of European Social Policy [11 Sep 2017]

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2017 edition of the 'International Review of Leave Policies and Research'

2017 edition of the 'International Review of Leave Policies and Research' has now been published. [07 Aug 2017]

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New book on UK Constitutional Change

Social Policy colleagues (Daniel Kenealy, Jan Eichhorn, Lindsay Paterson and Richard Parry together with Alexandra Remond from Politics) have published a new book: "Publics, Elites and Constitutional Change in the UK - A Missed Opportunity?". [24 Jul 2017]

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Congratulations to prize-winning final honours students!

Prizes have been awarded to Social Policy graduating students for best overall performance and best dissertation. [06 Jul 2017]

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Social Policy Review

The 29th edition of the Social Policy Review published [05 Jul 2017]

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Successful MOOC led by Social Policy and Social Anthropology researchers

A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Social Wellbeing that was co-designed by Jan Eichhorn, Elke Heins (both Social Policy) and Neil Thin (Social Anthropology) ran for the second time in May 2017. [05 Jun 2017]

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GPHU researchers' impact on tobacco control debate

Staff from Social Policy's Global Public Health Unit (GPHU) generated substantial interest in their work on reducing smoking in Scotland [03 May 2017]

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Recent PhD student publishes Research Briefing

Dr Carine Le Borgne has published her briefing based on her PhD research. [11 Apr 2017]

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Social Policy PALS win Student Union award

The student-run Social Policy PALS, focussed on developing peer-learning opportunities for students, have won the EUSA (Edinburgh University Student Association) Impact Award for the best new Peer Learning and Support scheme at the University. [10 Apr 2017]

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Sixth Annual Childhood Studies Jamboree

Congratulations for a dynamic event on child and youth research. [03 Mar 2017]

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DRILL - the world's first major research programme led by disabled people

DRILL is the Disability Research on Independent Living and Learning programme funded by the Big Lottery over 5 years and Alison Koslowski is happy to be on the National Advisory Group for Scotland and to chair DRILL's ethics committee. [07 Feb 2017]

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Social Policy PhD students organise conference

Doctoral researchers from Social Policy are organising a conference in cooperation with colleagues at the University of Liège, taking place 27-28 April 2017, called "Knowledge, Organisations, and Policy". The call for abstracts has been issued and can be accessed here: http://www.socialpolicy.ed.ac.uk/seminars_and_events/other_events/knowledge,_organisations,_and_policy_seminar [25 Jan 2017]

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Jochen Clasen to speak at Akademie Loccum conference

Our colleague Prof Jochen Clasen is going to speak at the Akademie Loccum conference on Brexit and consequences for European politics in February. [24 Jan 2017]

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MSc Childhood Studies’ students attend launch event

Students on the MSc in Childhood Studies have been invited to meet children who recently presented to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. [06 Jan 2017]

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