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SPSW's role in the new International Development Network

Posted on Monday 5 December 2016

Decent work: Self-employment and vulnerability

Scottish Parliament debates Welfare Conditionality project

Posted on Thursday 1 December 2016

Scottish Parliament held a debate on the issues raised by the projects first wave of findings.

Research Methods Training: Developing evidence-based policy and practice for North Yorkshire Police

Posted on Tuesday 29 November 2016

Dr Nicola Moran (SPSW) delivers research methods training courses for officers and staff from North Yorkshire Police (NYP)


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SPSW experts in national debate:



Neomedievalism and the new security dilemma: Globalisation as durable disorder

Globalisation is creating a growing range of complex challenges to the legitimacy of nation-states.


Self harm and suicide - using routine data and collaboration to increase awareness and aid prevention

Join us to discuss how practitioners can use research findings and evidence to increase their awareness of the issues and identification of risks


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The Department of Social Policy and Social Work at York is one of the leading UK centres for teaching and research in social policy, social work and professional development for public managers.

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