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Four leading housing scholars conferred as Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences

Posted on Friday 19 October 2018

York's Professor Rebecca Tunstall is among the four successful scholars.

British Council collaboration on Vietnamese public policy and management

Posted on Tuesday 16 October 2018

Five senior public sector officials from Vietnam have arrived in the Department of Social Policy & Social Work for the autumn term.

Illicit Livelihoods: Drugs and Development in Africa

Posted on Monday 8 October 2018

York's Dr Gernot Klantschnig has presented a paper at a biennial conference about substance use and sustainable development in Africa.

Early career visiting fellowships offered

Posted on Thursday 4 October 2018

Two Visiting Fellowships are available for early career researchers.

Registration open for the 9th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health

Posted on Monday 1 October 2018

The conference will have many themes, but will particularly focus on social workers’ roles in promoting human rights and social perspectives in their work with adults.

Negative perception of social housing is outdated, say researchers

Posted on Tuesday 25 September 2018

Social housing has improved over time, and is not as negatively perceived by residents as is so often thought, a major review has revealed.

Call for Papers: Inclusive or Exclusive Global Development? Scrutinizing ‘Financial Inclusion’

Posted on Friday 14 September 2018

Students and Early Career Scholars are invited to submit their work for presentation and discussion.

Review reveals millions of private housing tenants are being failed

Posted on Monday 10 September 2018

Dr Julie Rugg and David Rhodes, from York’s Centre for Housing Policy, have published a review of the private rented sector.

Discourse and Narrative Approaches to Social Work and Counselling (DANASWAC)

Posted on Thursday 23 August 2018

The DANASWAC network held their 15th annual seminar at the University of York from 13-16 August 2018, hosted by the Department of Social Policy and Social Work.

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York launches £1m housing inequalities research programme

Posted on Friday 3 August 2018

The University of York will invest £1m in a collaborative programme of research into housing inequalities and social justice.

SPEAX Workshop on Long-Term Care

Posted on Thursday 2 August 2018

The workshop was held at the University of York and brought together researchers who examined Social and Public Policy in East Asia.

Study reveals challenges of policing cannabis possession

Posted on Monday 23 July 2018

Officers see their own policing of cannabis possession offences as largely ineffective, SPSW research finds.

Maria Smith wins the 2018 Social Policy Association Award for Excellence in Doctoral Research

Posted on Wednesday 18 July 2018

SPSW PhD student's research challenges the 'paradox of contented female worker'

Welcoming back familiar faces

Posted on Tuesday 17 July 2018

Dr Kay Cook returns to York for her latest collaboration with Professor Christine Skinner.

Call for abstracts for Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health

Posted on Monday 16 July 2018

The call for abstracts for the 9th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health, July 2019 at York, is now open.

SPSW researcher seconded to North Yorkshire Police

Posted on Tuesday 26 June 2018

For one day per week from April to December 2018, Dr Nicola Moran will be working to further develop the Connect mental health awareness training for police officers.

SPSW research showcased in a podcast for the York Festival of Ideas 2018

Posted on Tuesday 26 June 2018

Research Fellow and Lecturer, Dr Nicola Moran, has contributed to a podcast showcasing the bespoke mental health training developed for North Yorkshire Police.

Building social work research capacity in India

Posted on Friday 22 June 2018

SPSW's Professor Martin Webber visits new social work research team at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences in India

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Welfare Conditionality Project launches final findings at Westminster

Posted on Thursday 7 June 2018

Research calls for rebalancing of sanctions and support, review of the system and end of benefit sanctions for disabled and vulnerable people.

Child Protection Across Borders

Posted on Thursday 31 May 2018

Professor Nina Biehal presents findings from her latest research at an international conference in Florence.

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