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Ellen Roberts and Sally Brooks
We welcome Commonwealth scholars

Posted on Wednesday 1 November 2017

16 postgraduate students, supported by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, have joined our online programmes.


Is Universal Credit undermining the principles of the welfare state?

Posted on Monday 30 October 2017

A paper by Peter Dwyer and Sharon Wright has been cited during a parliamentary debate on Universal Credit.


£800m in corporate welfare

Posted on Monday 30 October 2017

A new report from Kevin Farnsworth, Nicki Lisa Cole and Mickey Conn reveals the cost of Nissan UK's sweetheart deals.


Unless prisoners have a good place to live after release, prison drug rehabilitation won’t work

Posted on Wednesday 25 October 2017

Drug recovery work in prison is largely futile unless suitable accommodation and support are available to prisoners upon their release.


Are energy efficiency programmes all they seem?

Posted on Tuesday 17 October 2017

The cost of energy in the UK is once again a hot topic.


Connect - Evidence based policing
Frontline police benefit from specialist mental health training, study reveals

Posted on Monday 11 September 2017

Training police officers greatly improves their knowledge, attitude and confidence in responding to incidents in which mental health is a factor.


Social work in China

Posted on Thursday 7 September 2017

The Social Work team were invited to run a summer school in Foshan, China, which provided a valuable forum for cultural exchange on social work


Masterclass on procurement

Posted on Tuesday 8 August 2017

John Habonimana, an international civil servant and SPSW alumnus, gave MPA students their final Masterclass of 2017.


Success for Centre for Housing Policy researchers

Posted on Friday 21 July 2017

Nicholas Pleace and Joanne Bretherton contribute to report calling for a radical new approach to homelessness


The SIgN project: self-funders and information needs

Posted on Thursday 20 July 2017

Social Policy Research Unit researchers launch new tools to help self-funders and their relatives navigate the UK care system.


Growth in consumer DNA testing brings new ‘threat’ to those affected by donor conception

Posted on Thursday 20 July 2017

Dr Marilyn Crawshaw warns that the rise in direct-to-consumer DNA testing has increased the likelihood of individuals unexpectedly finding out they are donor-conceived, raising important ethical questions


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Carolyn Snell is competing in the Brideshead triathlon to raise funds for the charity Basis

Posted on Thursday 6 July 2017

For the 3rd year running SPSW Senior Lecturer Dr Snell supports Basis Yorkshire by undertaking a major sporting challenge


IMF masterclass

Posted on Thursday 29 June 2017

Drawing on 27 years of experience at the International Monetary Fund, Ana Maria Jul brought insights into governance, negotiation and cross-cultural working.


Former student wins research impact prize

Posted on Thursday 22 June 2017

Dr Harriet Thompson was awarded an ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize for her research into fuel poverty.


Joining forces with police to help people in mental distress

Posted on Thursday 22 June 2017

Dr Nicola Moran and Professor Martin Webber from the International Centre for Mental Health Social Research have developed a training package for officers dealing with people with mental health issues.


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Former SPSW PhD student shortlisted for prestigious ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize 2017

Posted on Friday 16 June 2017

Harriet Thomson is recognised for her research carried out during her PhD studies at York


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Understanding the lives of separating and separated families in the UK

Posted on Thursday 8 June 2017

Lack of data on the lives of separating and separated families is hindering effective policymaking for children and families


Rebecca Tunstall
Rebecca Tunstall contributes to poverty audit

Posted on Wednesday 7 June 2017

Emeritus Professor Rebecca Tunstall, has contributed to a review of manifesto commitments to tackle poverty.


Housing First Guide Europe
CHP's Housing First Guide Europe is core component of new Housing First Europe Hub

Posted on Tuesday 6 June 2017

Nicholas Pleace continues to advance housing policy practice as part of new pan-European initiative to promote the development of Housing First


Ed Robson
SPSW Social Work lecturer Ed Robson takes on 3 peaks challenge for York Young Carers

Posted on Thursday 25 May 2017

Ed follows up last year's marathon challenge and swaps trainers for walking boots


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