Archive for the ‘Social & Policy Science’ Category

Professor Tess Ridge receives OBE

One of our leading social scientists, Professor Tess Ridge, has been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to social sciences at an event held in Buckingham Palace presided over by Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge.

Honour for Bath social scientist Tess Ridge

One of the University’s leading social scientists and public policy experts has been recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list. Tess Ridge, Professor of Social Policy has been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to social sciences.

New Year's Honours for Finance Director and top social scientist

The University’s Finance Director and one of its leading social scientists have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list. Diane Aderyn, Director of Finance and Commercial Services, and Tess Ridge, Professor of Social Policy and Deputy Head of the Department of Social & Policy Sciences, have both been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE). Diane receives the award for services to higher education, Tess for services to social sciences.

Public engagement project recognised in national awards

A collaborative project between our researchers and the fostering charity TACT has been shortlisted for a national public engagement award.

Expressions of Research exhibition - art engaging with research

Find out how artists have been working with our researchers at the Expressions of Research exhibition at 94-96 Walcot Street, Bath, 11am-6pm daily from 18-24 November.

Fostering Hope shortlisted for award

A research project involving a local fostering agency is up for a national public engagement award

Fostering Hope shortlisted for national public engagement award

A collaborative project involving our researchers with local fostering agency TACT has been shortlisted for a prestigious national public engagement award.

Hon degree & lecture by Prof Kaushik Basu

Wed 9 Nov: Award of honorary degree followed by ‘Shared prosperity & the need for a visible hand’ lecture

Trump’s chauvinism appeals to some voters more than others

Lynn Prince Cooke, Professor of Social Policy, writes for The Conversation.

Welfare and migration expert gives evidence in European Parliament

Dr Emma Carmel (SPS) gave expert evidence in the European Parliament this week on the obstacles of freedom of movement for EU citizens.

How to...combat climate change: Thu 13 Oct

Join Bath researchers for a fascinating evening of discussions & debate about a subject which affects us all

Podcast: Find out what happens inside the Cabinet Office

Listen to this recording of a public lecture on campus by Sir Anthony Seddon where he talks about "11 Cabinet Secretaries 1916-2016: the most powerful men in Britain".

Stories of change: exploring past, present & future energy use

The Stories of Change research project aims to inform & promote open democratic debate on our use of energy

ERC grant for inequalities research

Lynn Prince Cooke has been awarded major funding to unravel how and why gender inequalities persist

Major ERC investment launches frontier research into gender inequalities

Professor Cooke has been awarded significant new five year ERC funding to unravel how and why gender inequalities persist across three countries.

Matt Dickson on grammar schools: Channel 4 news

Dr Matt Dickson (Social & Policy Sciences) was interviewed about his research on grammar schools and social mobility on Channel 4 news.

NHS tried to sabotage hepatitis C drugs release due to cost

Piotr Ozieranski (SPS) has worked with colleagues at The BMJ and Cambridge University on a joint investigation which has uncovered how NHS England tried to limit access to expensive new drugs for hepatitis.

‘Terrorism threat is waning’: David Miller in The Guardian

Figures from the Global Terrorism Database show a dramatic rise in the number of deaths from terrorist attacks across the world recently but, in western Europe, the figure has decreased.

A contradiction at the heart of Universal Credit

Professor Jane Millar (Social & Policy Sciences) has co-written an article on the government’s new ‘Universal Credit’ tax system for London School of Economics & Political Science.

Dr Emma Carmel explains EU’s rules on free movement

Dr Emma Carmel, SPS, writes an explainer for The Conversation