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Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
18.09.2017
Links between deprivation and risk of violence-related injury
Adolescent girls from deprived areas are at greater risk of interpersonal violence than girls from more affluent areas because they feel distrusted by their parents, suggests a study by Cardiff University. Lead author of the study and Director of the Violence Research Group at Cardiff University, Professor Jonathan Shepherd, said: “We discovered that deprivation makes adolescent girls six times more likely to suffer violence-related injury than girls in affluent areas.
Social Sciences - Law/Forensics
18.09.2017
Bringing the shocking issue of witchcraft under the UN spotlight
Bringing the shocking issue of witchcraft under the UN spotlight
Trade in albino body parts is big business in certain countries with the ‘going rate' around £75,000. Witchcraft-related beliefs and practices have resulted in serious violations of human rights including beatings, banishment, cutting of body parts, and amputation of limbs, torture and murder.
Social Sciences
15.09.2017
Rohingya crisis: this is what genocide looks like
Rohingya crisis: this is what genocide looks like
Alicia de la Cour Venning writes for The Conversation on the humanitarian catastrophe on the Myanmar-Bangladesh border and the historical isolation of Rohingya Muslims.
Business/Economics - Social Sciences
15.09.2017
What is the Wind in Europe‘s Sails'
What is the Wind in Europe‘s Sails’
This week European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker claimed that the 'wind is back in Europe's sails'.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
14.09.2017
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
14.09.2017
Disorder Contained heads to Shoreditch’s Rich Mix theatre for World Mental Health Day
Monday 9 October and Tuesday 10 October - Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road Disorder Contained brings together research by the University of Warwick and University College Dublin with Talking Birds to explore solitary confinement in prisons and its devastating effect on mental health.
Social Sciences
08.09.2017
Poorer pupils get less help than better-off classmates with homework
New research from UCL finds that poorer pupils in England get less help with their homework than their better-off classmates. Dr John Jerrim (UCL Institute of Education) carried out analysis of the OECD's PISA survey, which has been published by the Sutton Trust today. The research found that just half (50%) of the most disadvantaged 15-year olds said their parents regularly helped with their homework, compared to 68% of their better-off classmates.
Social Sciences - Psychology
08.09.2017
Self-harm intervention vital part of suicide prevention
Self-harm intervention is a vital part of suicide prevention for young people in care according to recent research from experts at the University of Nottingham.
Social Sciences
07.09.2017
Visiting mothers in prison
A scheme helping Welsh children to visit their mothers in prison is easing anxiety in female prisoners and increasing contact with their families.
Psychology - Social Sciences
05.09.2017
From postcode rivals to riot partners: the psychology of the 2011 rioters explained
From postcode rivals to riot partners: the psychology of the 2011 rioters explained
From postcode rivals to riot partners: the psychology of the 2011 rioters explained A new study on the psychology of rioting has explained for the first time how postcode rivalries dissipated and rioters formed new allegiances as a shared sense of community emerged during the 2011 riots that spread across England.
Social Sciences
04.09.2017
Communications policing is the new community policing
Collaborative research between Cardiff University academics and the police has found that current UK policing approaches to social media analytics are fragmented and struggling to keep up with technological advances and their disruptive social impacts.
Social Sciences - Life Sciences
21.08.2017
Help (and beer) needed for UK wasp survey
Wasps are widely hated but are useful predators, controlling garden pests and pollinating flowers. Now their abundance and diversity in the UK is being investigated by a team from UCL and the University of Gloucestershire.
Social Sciences
17.08.2017
Wider action needed on extreme Twitter accounts - Sussex research
Wider action needed on extreme Twitter accounts - Sussex research
Wider action needed on extreme Twitter accounts - Sussex research Academics at the University of Sussex, Dublin City University, and VoxPol have found that Twitter is effectively engaging in “substantial and aggressive” disruption of pro-Islamic State (IS) accounts. The social media platform is now far less effective than it used to be for the terrorist network.
Careers/Employment - Social Sciences
16.08.2017
'Precarious scheduling' at work affects over four million people in UK - far more than just zero-hours | University of Cambridge
’Precarious scheduling’ at work affects over four million people in UK - far more than just zero-hours | University of Cambridge
Analysis of EU survey data suggests millions in UK may suffer anxiety as a result of unpredictable management-imposed flexible working hours.
Social Sciences - Careers/Employment
16.08.2017
Domestic abuse 'workshops' reduce repeat offending and harm to public - study | University of Cambridge
Domestic abuse ’workshops’ reduce repeat offending and harm to public - study | University of Cambridge
First UK experiment on policing domestic abuse finds fewer men reoffending against partners - and reoffenders causing less harm to victims - when mandated to attend charity-run discussion course. Researchers call on Government to approve rollout of programme across England and Wales.
Careers/Employment - Social Sciences
16.08.2017
Precarious 'flexible work' affects over four million people in UK - far more than just zero-hours | University of Cambridge
Precarious ’flexible work’ affects over four million people in UK - far more than just zero-hours | University of Cambridge
Analysis of EU survey data suggests millions in UK may suffer anxiety as a result of unpredictable management-imposed flexible working hours.
Life Sciences - Social Sciences
09.08.2017
August: biology colour | News | University of Bristol
August: biology colour | News | University of Bristol
Colouration is a vitally important biological trait because it is involved in individual survival and with reproduction through camouflage, warning colouration, mate choice, social signalling, thwarting parasitism, as well as thermoregulation.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
07.08.2017
Mental illness, suicide and violence creating a 'lost generation' in Middle East
Mental illness, suicide and violence creating a ’lost generation’ in Middle East
Suicide, murder, and sexual assault are increasing faster in the Eastern Mediterranean than any other region in the world, according to a new study.
Social Sciences
07.08.2017
Are Welsh-medium schools in south-east Wales ’middle class’’
Are pupils who attend Welsh-medium schools in south-east Wales mostly from middle-class backgrounds and does it matter?
Social Sciences
01.08.2017
Celebrity Twitter accounts display 'bot-like' behaviour
Celebrity Twitter accounts display ’bot-like’ behaviour
'Celebrity' Twitter accounts - those with more than 10 million followers - display more bot-like behaviour than users with fewer followers, according to new research.
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
01.08.2017
Social Sciences - Careers/Employment
01.08.2017
Helping dementia carers make sense of their experiences
A powerful new animation produced by Cardiff University and narrated by Sir Tony Robinson has laid bare the communication difficulties facing people with dementia, in a bid to help carers better understand and support people with the condition.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
31.07.2017
C4 series sets up old people's home for four-year-olds
C4 series sets up old people’s home for four-year-olds
A new two-part series starting this week on Channel 4 will put to the test the old adage that there's nothing like having children around to keep you young by seeing what happened when ten toddlers turned up to play at an old people's home for six weeks. Filmed in a retirement home in Bristol, the trial behind 'Old People's Home for 4-Year-Olds' which is the first of its kind in the UK, was set up by gerontologist from our Centre for Death & Society (CDAS), Professor Malcolm Johnson , who features in the programme.
Business/Economics - Social Sciences
31.07.2017
Social Sciences - Law/Forensics
27.07.2017
‘Hidden' experiences of men forced to have sex with women revealed
‘Hidden’ experiences of men forced to have sex with women revealed
The most frequent strategy used by women forcing men to have sex with them against their will is blackmail and threats, according to researchers at Lancaster University. This accounted for the experiences of more than one fifth of the men who completed an online survey, the first of its kind in the UK, examining the extent of men who have been ‘forced to penetrate' women.
Careers/Employment - Social Sciences
26.07.2017
Flexible Men Result in Successful Women
Research conducted by Dr. Laura Langner at the University of Oxford's Department of Sociology investigated changes in couples' hourly wages once one partner enters work-hour flexibility. The study found that once men started working flexible hours, their wives' hourly wages increased significantly, particularly if they were mothers (14.2 percent after four years).
Social Sciences - Politics
21.07.2017
Social Sciences
21.07.2017
Social Sciences - History/Archeology
20.07.2017
Social Sciences
20.07.2017
"I know what the meaning of abuse is, it’s not something I read in books it’s something I feel."
"I know what the meaning of abuse is, it's not something I read in books it's something I feel.
Social Sciences - Politics
19.07.2017
Here's what we know about Labour's £3 supporters
Here’s what we know about Labour’s £3 supporters
In the midst of the election campaign, forces on both sides of the Jeremy Corbyn debate are trying to make the most of the 48-hour window within which anyone can register as a supporter of the Labour Party.
Politics - Social Sciences
14.07.2017
Wales’s political future
Wales's political future will come under scrutiny in a Cardiff University-led debate next week.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
14.07.2017
New Funding for Global Health Research
The Department of Health has announced that an MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit led project is one of 33 successful recipients of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Global Health Research Fund to establish new Global Health Research Units and Groups.
Psychology - Social Sciences
13.07.2017
Young people share experiences of self-harm at unique event
Young people who have experienced self-harm will join researchers from the University of Nottingham to share their experiences of being part of a unique research project at an event on the 23 rd July at The Contemporary.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Social Sciences
13.07.2017
A false promise?
A false promise?
Does the ‘promise' of Greenhouse Gas Removal technologies that capture carbon from the atmosphere undermine our efforts to cut production of greenhouse gases?
Social Sciences
10.07.2017
Professor Jane Millar announced as Social Sciences REF Chair
Professor Jane Millar announced as Social Sciences REF Chair
Professor Jane Millar OBE FBA FAcSS has today been announced as Chair of the Social Sciences REF Panel ahead of the next Research Excellence Framework in 2021.
Law/Forensics - Social Sciences
07.07.2017
Trial and error in Northern Irish abortion law
Trial and error in Northern Irish abortion law
Dr Ruth Fletcher from QMUL's School of Law co-authors an article about abortion law reform in Northern Ireland.
Social Sciences - Politics
07.07.2017
Social Sciences - Politics
07.07.2017
Conference reveals true impacts of organised crime across West
Conference reveals true impacts of organised crime across West
A major two-day conference , opening today at the University and organised through the Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies , will shine a light on the shady underworld of or
Social Sciences - Administration/Government
06.07.2017
Women speak out about experiences of domestic violence and abuse to help others
Women speak out about experiences of domestic violence and abuse to help others
A new web resource designed to support women experiencing domestic violence and abuse has been launched on the HealthTalk charity website today.
Social Sciences
03.07.2017
Sussex India Society marks solidarity with Refugee Week in Brighton and 'Not In My Name' protests in India
Sussex India Society marks solidarity with Refugee Week in Brighton and ’Not In My Name’ protests in India
Sussex India Society marks solidarity with Refugee Week in Brighton and 'Not In My Name' protests in India As part of an event in Brighton marking the end of Refugee Week, the Sussex India Society at
Administration/Government - Social Sciences
29.06.2017
Tory humiliation down to campaign length and cult of May - Norman Tebbit interview
Tory humiliation down to campaign length and cult of May - Norman Tebbit interview
The following interview with Lord Tebbit took place at the House of Lords on 28 June, 2017. He was interviewed by Tim Bale, Professor of Politics, Queen Mary University of London.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
26.06.2017
Opinion: Surprising ways to beat anxiety and become mentally strong - according to science
Opinion: Surprising ways to beat anxiety and become mentally strong - according to science
Most people experience anxiety at some point in their lives, but for some it can be a crippling condition.
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
23.06.2017
Cardiff celebrates 20 years of violence reduction
Cardiff University team honoured for ‘Cardiff Model' of violence prevention From London to Australia, a novel crime prevention model, first piloted in Cardiff, is being replicated around the world as it celebrates its 20 th anniversary.
Politics - Social Sciences
23.06.2017
Brexit gives rise to new political identities, new report finds
Brexit gives rise to new political identities, new report finds
Two academics from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have contributed to a report on the challenges and implications of Brexit a year after the vote.
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