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SPS hosts global experts to discuss issues facing refugees
The Global Refugee Health Research Network, co-led by Dr George Palattiyil in Social Work, hosted a group of international experts to address some of the most pressing issues facing refugees.
Remote academic support for PhD students affected by the war on Ukraine
Academics beyond Borders is now calling for applications from PhD students enrolled in Ukrainian universities. There are 14 remote places available for candidates whose research at their home universities is being affected by the war on Ukraine. All places are funded by the University of Edinburgh and require no fees from any students accepted onto the scheme.
SPS Lecturer in Energy, Environment and Society co-chairs the Energy Research & Social Science conference
Dr Kirsten Jenkins from Science, Technology and Innovation Studies (STIS) co-chaired the recent International Conference on Energy Research & Social Science. The conference - the ‘premier global forum for exploring the nexus of energy and society’ - hosted discussions from world-leading experts about tackling the climate crisis.
SPS lecturer’s voluntary work supports families affected by the Ukraine conflict
Social Work lecturer Avril McIvor is supporting Ukrainian families affected by the conflict in their country through her volunteer work with the charity Chernobyl Children Lifeline.
SPS student is runner up in European Defence Challenge competition
MSc International and European Politics student Sinan Bekka was runner-up in an international competition for students to present ideas for addressing a key challenge in the defence industry.
Social Policy expert launches collaborative feminist theory project aimed at influencing UK policy
Dr Rebecca Hewer in Sociology has launched a new research project, The Feminist Policy Project (FPP), and it now has a page on the School website’s Research section. The FPP is a collaborative venture that encourages contributors to critically evaluate and creatively rewrite a range of UK social policies.
New book on The Age of Counter-Revolution by Jamie Allinson is praised as ‘essential reading’
A new book by Jamie Allinson, The Age of Counter-Revolution: States and Revolutions in the Middle East, explores the implications surrounding the Arab Spring. In this book, Jamie, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, demonstrates how these defeats were far from inevitable and argue that these ‘failed revolutions’ would be better understood as a ‘series of successful counter-revolutions'.
School of Social and Political Science Co-Director of Research elected as Academic Staff member on University Court
Congratulations to Toby Kelly, Professor of Political & Legal Anthropology and School of Social and Political Science Co-Director of Research, who has been elected as the academic staff member on the University Court.
New book on political legitimacy by Dr Kathy Dodworth hailed as ‘truly ground-breaking’
A new book by Dr Kathy Dodworth about legitimacy in politics has been called ‘truly ground-breaking’ by reviewers. In her book, Kathy bridges African studies, international relations and political theory with detailed empirical enquiry.