News in 2018
Think e-bikes are cheating? Think again!
20 September 2018
An innovative new project explores the health benefits of electric bikes for people suffering with type-2 diabetes.
University of Bristol staff photomarathon 2018
9 August 2018
Success for staff in the annual university photographic competition.
Football used as scapegoat for domestic violence
8 August 2018
Scapegoating football as a trigger for domestic violence trivialises the issue and risks offering offenders an excuse for their behaviour, according to a UK study.
Graduation success for the our 2018 alumni
31 July 2018
Earlier this month we celebrated the graduation of students from both our Childhood Studies and Social Policy bachelors’ degree programmes, along with a number of graduates who also received their doctoral degrees.
School for Policy Studies' academic elected as Fellow of the British Academy
30 July 2018
Professor of Social Justice and Director of the Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research, David Gordon, has been elected as Fellow of the British Academy, in recognition of his achievements in social sciences.
The European Network on Gender Violence conference, Bristol 27-29 June 2018
16 July 2018
Attendees from across Europe and the US attended the 3 day annual European Network for Gender Violence (ENGV) conference hosted by the Centre for Gender and Violence Research at the University of Bristol.
15th East Asian Social Policy (EASP) Annual Conference
16 July 2018
The School for Policy Studies hosted the 15th EASP Annual Conference at the University of Bristol on 5th and 6th July 2018.
Creating more inclusive care homes for older LGBT+ people
10 July 2018
A new project launching this week will focus on improving the experience of residential care homes for older residents who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and questioning (LGBT+).
Global migration experts come to Bristol
9 July 2018
Experts from the UN and other global organisations are meeting in Bristol this week to discuss how to improve the coverage, quality, analysis and reporting of migration data.
Institute of Advanced Studies Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professor Mary Brydon-Miller
5 July 2018
The School for Policy Studies welcomes Professor Mary Brydon-Miller who will be visiting from the University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA throughout July.
Driving change: how getting behind the wheel can improve the lives of young people leaving care
2 July 2018
A new initiative, piloted in Bristol, has shown that providing young people leaving care with driving lessons is highly beneficial for their life chances.
Can peer power make teenage girls more active?
2 July 2018
A new study by the University of Bristol will test whether teenage girls’ activity levels can be increased through deliberate intervention from their peers, rather than their families or teachers.
International Conference on Social Work for Children, Shanghai, China
19 June 2018
Professor David Berridge, Professor of Child and Family Welfare at the School for Policy Studies, was last month invited as a keynote speaker at the International Conference on Social Work for Children held at the East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST) in Shanghai.
BSc Social Policy - Top of the league tables
7 June 2018
Our BSc Social Policy degree continues to be the best in the UK, according to The Guardian league tables 2019
Major disabilities research project highlights need for change
25 May 2018
The daily lives of disabled people are impacted by ‘unhelpful, exclusionary or downright abusive’ practices, according to a major research project looking at issues facing those with disabilities in the UK today.
WUN RDF - Migration, Development and Global Transformations (MDGT)
11 May 2018
Migration data for policy: building capacity with governments, academics and civil society - A Summer School in Bristol, 9-12 July 2018
Liz Wilson memorial
8 May 2018
On Tuesday 24th April a memorial event was held at the School for staff, students, friends and family members of Liz Wilson, our colleague who died last year.
Researchers join celebrity food campaigners to give evidence on childhood obesity
4 May 2018
Earlier in the week, Dr Laura Johnson and Zoi Toumpakari gave evidence to the House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee on their work surrounding obesogenic dietary patterns and high-risk environments for eating food surplus to requirements. They were joined by celebrity chefs Jamie Oliver and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall who were key witnesses in the discussion about the state of the nation regarding childhood obesity.
Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme – annual report
4 May 2018
The latest annual report for the Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme is published today [4 May].
Evidence informs practice for parents with learning disabilities
2 May 2018
Academics from the School for Policy Studies join together to provide strategic briefing for practitioners working with children and families
New domestic abuse study to inform World Health Organisation research
27 April 2018
Dr LynnMarie Sardinha, Senior Research Associate at the School for Policy Studies was, last week, invited to present the findings of her ESRC Future Research Leaders project last to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
The President of the Family Division issues Guidance on Family Proceedings: Parents with a learning disability
11 April 2018
Professor Liz Lloyd conferred as Fellow of The Academy of Social Sciences
6 April 2018
The Academy of Social Sciences announced this week that it has conferred the award of Fellow on 58 leading social scientists from across the UK.
Home Office funds University of Bristol research into prostitution
28 March 2018
As part of efforts by Government and law enforcement to better understand the nature of prostitution and sex work, the University of Bristol has been granted £150,000 to carry out a new research project.
16 March 2018
The School for Policy Studies is advertising five new academic positions.
Social Policy at the University of Bristol is world-class, new league table confirms
1 March 2018
New data published by the QS World University Rankings, which highlights the world’s top universities in a range of popular subject areas, ranks the School for Policy Studies as 16th best in the world.
Jerry Morris Memorial Lecture and MSc Nutrition, Physical Activity and Public Health Award Winners
20 February 2018
On Thurs 8th February we were delighted to welcome Professor Kate Hunt to deliver the Jerry Morris Memorial Lecture.
Majority of looked after children and young people feel being in care has improved their lives - but younger children need more support
19 February 2018
The largest study of its kind, published today [19 February], has revealed 83 per cent of looked after children and young people feel being in care has improved their lives.
Are the religiously observant more or less hostile to immigration?
8 February 2018
A collaboration between Faculty staff and students provides fresh insight on attitudes to immigration and immigrants in UK society.
The 15th East Asian Social Policy (EASP) Research Network Annual Conference – call for abstracts
25 January 2018
The EASP conference will be on will be held on 5-6 July 2018 at the University of Bristol.
Institute of Advanced Studies Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professor Dr Hong-Jae Park
25 January 2018
We are delighted to announce that Dr Hong-Jae Park from the School of Social Sciences and Psychology at Western Sydney University, Australia will be visiting the School in early February to share his latest research.