Archive for the ‘Policy’ Category

Education research informs Scottish government

Professor Alma Harris (Department of Education) was in Edinburgh this week for meetings with the Scottish government as part of the International Council of Education Advisers (ICEA).

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.

Government plans to tackle gender pay only superficial, experts warn

New regulations requiring companies to report pay gaps between men and women are potentially 'superficial' and will not necessarily tackle the complex reasons why females still have lower salaries, new research shows. Employers told researchers from the University of Bath and Exeter, and Cardiff University that the Government’s proposals would over-simplify issues, just advertise pay rates without giving context and may not benefit all female staff.

Bath experts in big demand, at home and abroad

Academics from the University of Bath and its Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences are in demand to add their expertise to events in Britain, Europe and across the world, organised by companies and organisations from the public, private and third sectors.

From lab bench to backbench: University of Bath researchers visit politicians in Westminster

Three researchers from the University of Bath will be learning how their research can inform legislation when they visit the House of Commons for a week in Westminster.

Don't be bewitched by Paris climate change deal, University audience told

Speaking at the University, Professor Scott Barrett, one of the world’s leading experts on international agreements to tackle climate change, has cautioned against the chances of success for the Paris deal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which comes into force in early November.

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.

International research collaboration top of agenda for Ministerial delegation to China

Professor Jonathan Knight is in China this week as part of the UK government delegation to Shanghai.

Are loopholes and shadow lobbyists endangering Poland’s healthcare?

New research highlights challenges in Poland over transparency in healthcare provision.

Brexit could start EU domino effect, warns IPR report

The launch today of a new IPR Referendum Policy Brief coincides with tonight's IPR / School of Management EU Referendum Debate.

University evidence used in High Court decision to allow plain tobacco packaging

A ruling last week by the High Court on standardised packaging for cigarettes relied partly on research from our Tobacco Control Research Group.

Jemma Rowlandson takes 3MT crown

CSCT PhD Jemma Rowlandson has won the University's 3MT competition.

Education partnership in Jordan to boost international research & recruitment

We've reached a new agreement between our Department of Education and the Amman Baccalaureate School as part of our wider engagement with Jordan.

Helmet wearing increases risk taking and sensation seeking

Could wearing a helmet make you take more risks? Our latest study from psychology suggests so.

Showcase highlights ‘tremendous impact’ of our early career researchers

Read about the impacts our early career researchers are making from this week's Vice-Chancellor Research Day.

NHS reorganisation and workload pressures causing GP retention crisis

A new report from our Department for Health highlights why many GPs are leaving the profession early.

Poor countries are hardest hit by tobacco marketing

A new study from researchers in the Tobacco Control Research Group published in the WHO Bulletin reveals how tobacco companies are targeting poor countries.

Academic advises on ethics for regulators

Professor Ania Zalewska has taken part in an expert roundtable discussion on the ethical standards of regulators, organised by the Committee on Standards in Public Life (CSPL).

Implications of dignity for international development highlighted at major conference

Dr Séverine Deneulin from the Centre for Development Studies was a major contributor to last week's Human Dignity and Human Development Conference in the US.