- Dr Sophie King-Hill has received an ESRC New Investigator grant to lead a project seeking to understand what currently constitutes sexual behaviours – both online and offline – in children and young people aged 13-18 in the UK.
- Professor Liz McDermott and colleagues from the Institute of Mental Health have been awarded £151,744.62 to develop priority setting and co-production/involvement around young people and mental health (inequality) and older adults and mental health (dementia). Funding comes from the Research England Quality Related (QR) initiative for research and knowledge exchange to address current Government and UKRI priorities and opportunities.
- Professor Jon Glasby has been appointed as a specialist adviser to the House of Lords Adult Social Care Committee. He will work alongside Anna Severwright, from the #SocialCareFuture movement, so that the two advisers bring a mix of academic and practice experience, as well as lived experience of drawing on care and support.
- Professor John Mohan and colleagues from the TSRC have published a final report on Financial Vulnerabilities in UK Charities Under Covid-19.
- Dr Catherine Craven has appeared on a new episode of the IRiS zoomcast, Conversations with IRiS, with Prof. Ashwini Vasanthakumar about “Transnational Politics and ‘the Ethics of Exile’”.
- Congratulations to Dr James Brackley, who has been awarded his PhD on `Public health in English local authorities: accounting, performativity and practice.’
- Congratulations to Dr Duncan Alexander, who has been awarded his PhD on ‘Public-Private Partnerships, Boundary Spanners and the Boundary Wall.’
- Steve Gulati and Catherine Weir have published an article in Society on Cultural Competence in Healthcare Leadership Education and Development.
- Dr Amarpreet Kaur appeared on an international webinar panel, hosted by US-based Ryerson University, entitled 'Assisted Reproductive Technologies: Covid-19 and Beyond.'
- Professor Russell Mannion presented the 36th Annual Health Services Research Lecture - Changing cultures in health care: What, why, how? - at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in March. Watch the session here. Professor Mannion has also published Implications of resource constraints and high workload on speaking up about threats to patient safety: a qualitative study of surgical teams in Ghana in the BMJ.
- Doctoral Researcher Emma Partlow won the CHASM Ben Pattinson Memorial PhD prize for her article Will the COVID-19 pandemic improve access to employment opportunities for disabled people?
- Dr Özlem Ögtem-Young has co-authored an article in The Conversation: What is it like to be destitute in Britain? ‘It makes you feel like some kind of underclass’
Virtual study abroad programme
The School of Social Policy, The Department of Sociology at Lund University and the College for Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam have developed a virtual study abroad. The programme explores the theme of equality, diversity, and inclusion. The virtual programme began in January 2022 and works in the same way as study abroad but without the requirement for students to travel. UoB students will therefore have the opportunity to study a module from the University of Amsterdam or Lund University online. The programme will be open to 30 second year students from the Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology in 2022-23. For further details, contact Dr Kelly Hall.
Developing Clinical Leaders
CoSS has partnered with the College of Medical and Dental Sciences to develop a leadership development programme for clinicians. Led by Steve Gulati from HSMC and Professor Lorraine Harper from the Institute for Applied Health Research, the initial cohort of learners for the Clinical Service Leads (CSL) development programme will commence in the autumn, with a view to a wider roll out across the local health economy. A skills audit will be conducted at various points in the programme to generate data around progression. The work will form an essential part of enhancing medical leadership as the NHS recovers from the effects of the pandemic. For further details, contact Steve Gulati.