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Undergraduate student paper cited as most read within Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities

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A paper published in December 2010 by Abbye Andrews (undergraduate student currently training to become a clinical psychologist) and Professor John Rose has been cited as the most read article within the Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities.
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20/02/2015

Blog: Pickles' Shock-horror News: Biggest Councils Have Biggest Tax Arrears

Blog: Pickles' Shock-horror News: Biggest Councils Have Biggest Tax Arrears
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Written by Chris Game, Visiting Lecturer at INLOGOV. Communities and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles is famed for his sensitive news antennae. I wonder therefore just what – in a week dominated by revelations of his party's and government's moral flakiness on the whole tax collection business – persuaded those antennae that it would be a good time to attack local authorities' tax collecting record.
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20/02/2015

The Handbook of International Security and Development

The Handbook of International Security and Development
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The handbook is designed to give a comprehensive survey of the state of the art in current thinking on this issue and combines practitioners experiences with academic approaches. The Handbook includes a wide range of contributors, many of whom have links to IDD, such as Honorary Professor, Mark Duffield, and also several members of IDD and UoB staff, including Paul Jackson, Danielle Beswick, Laurence Cooley, Nicolas Lemay-Hebert, Heather Marquette and Rosa Freedman.
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20/02/2015

Blog: Core Activities: notes from the Core Cities Summit, February 2015

Blog: Core Activities: notes from the Core Cities Summit, February 2015
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Written by Daniel Goodwin, Associate Fellow of INLOGOV. On the 11th February over 300 people from across the public sector met for the Core Cities Summit in Glasgow. This post summarises the point reached so far and some of the conference's live issues, and suggests three areas for further consideration: how to involve MPs and MSPs more fully, engaging communities in the debate and considering what kind of country the UK should become.
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20/02/2015

Artificial proteins could bring the next biological revolution – starting with MRI

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Scientists and engineers have looked to nature for their inspiration for centuries. The field of biomimetics uses ideas from nature to solve complex human challenges. Synthetic biology, a more recent concept, focuses on the design of artificial devices or systems with biological or "bio-like" functions. This covers a wide range of applications – but perhaps the most fascinating biological "device" we could wish to emulate is the protein.
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20/02/2015

Funding for research into early childhood services for children with disabilities in Malawi

Funding for research into early childhood services for children with disabilities in Malawi
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A project team at the School of Education, has recently been awarded approximately £500,000 from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Department for International Development (DFID) to investigate ways to improve the early childhood curriculum and teaching methods of pre-school carers and to increase the quality of early childhood development and education provision for young children with disabilities in Malawi.
Date:
19/02/2015

Screening of documentary film 'Resistance' followed by debate on antimicrobial resistance

Screening of documentary film 'Resistance' followed by debate on antimicrobial resistance
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On the evening of Monday 9 March the University of Birmingham will be screening a film about antibiotic resistance followed by a debate around antimicrobial resistance. The event will be jointly hosted by the University of Birmingham, the British Science Association and Antibiotic Action on behalf of the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy.
Date:
19/02/2015

Social Policy academics to take part in TEDx 2015 - 'The Road Less Travelled'

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With ideas worth spreading, some of the School of Social Policy's leading academics will grace the TEDx stage in the Aston Webb building on Saturday 21 March.
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18/02/2015

Birmingham Professor influences new UK Porn Law

Birmingham Professor influences new UK Porn Law
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New laws criminalising the possession of pornographic images of rape and so-called 'revenge pornography' have been enacted in the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015.
Date:
18/02/2015

Blog: Commonplace diversity: Stable and peaceful relations across myriad differences in Hackney

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Read latest LSE Blog from Susanne Wessendorf, 'Commonplace Diversity: Stable and peaceful relations across myriad differences in Hackney'.
Date:
17/02/2015
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