School of Humanities and Social Science academic Rebecca Atkinson has won a national award for groundbreaking research behind a new digital music therapy portal called DUET. Continue reading “Award for life-changing music therapy tool”
University of Brighton has teamed with South East England Forum on Ageing (SEEFA) to explore potential intergenerational conflicts highlighted by COVID-19. Continue reading “New report probes intergenerational concerns in pandemic times”
The latest issue of Decolonising the Curriculum is now available with a focus on teaching and learning about race equality.
The publication features multidisciplinary articles, with examples of evidenced-based practices, from academics and thoughts from students across five Higher Education institutions including Dr Lambros Fatsis from the School of Applied Social Sciences.
Download your copy.(pdf)
Brighton researchers are offering creative outlets supporting those experiencing gender-based violence during the pandemic to share their stories. Continue reading “New initiative to support those facing gender-based violence during lockdowns”
A Brighton PhD student is combining her research work with an increasingly high profile presence as an activist poet in movements like Black Lives Matter. Continue reading “Postgraduate researcher channelling poetic identity into spoken word activism”
Principal lecturer in psychology, Dr Matthew Adams, has written an article for The Conversation on how people engage with and think about nature.
This is discussed further in his new book Anthropocene Psychology. Anthropos is Greek for human and cene refers to a distinctive geological time period. The term is used to convey how, for the first time in history, the Earth is being transformed by one species – homo sapiens.
Read the article on The Conversation website.
Results of a three-year study examining issues faced by people who self-fund later life care was unveiled at the University of Brighton on 17 December. Continue reading “Major new report reveals unfairness and myths for older people who fund their own social care”
The university is a lead partner on the Common Ambition project which aims to improve healthcare for people experiencing homelessness in Brighton and Hove. Continue reading “Scheme to improve healthcare for the homeless”
Beth Hudson, who is studying Psychology and Criminology BA(Hons), has been selected to assist in a research project carried out in the School of Applied Social Science. Continue reading “Student chosen for undergraduate research internship”
The controlled use of psychedelic drugs can help tackle depression but could they also “restart the beating heart of ecological awareness before it is too late”. Continue reading “Could drugs help fight climate change?”
White lies are not all bad and can help young people keep relationships functioning, according to a University of Brighton senior lecturer in forensic psychology. Continue reading “Children’s little lies aren’t all bad”
Through Responsible Futures the University of Brighton harnesses change to enhance the delivery of sustainable economic development, improved environments and more inclusive societies.
Responsible Futures research generates new ideas to positively influence policy, practice and behaviours. By bringing together interdisciplinary expertise, we explore opportunities to create more just and environmentally sustainable societies, including research into the circular economy, sustainable tourism, ethical and green business practices, sustainable health and the blue economy. Continue reading “A responsible future?”
Researchers at the University of Brighton have contributed to a new virtual reality art project that addresses current public debates around care. Continue reading “Exploring care through VR”
A School of Applied Social Sciences PhD student’s paper about homelessness has been ‘highly commended’ in prestigious research awards. Continue reading “Student’s homelessness article is highly commended”
Call for Papers: Southern Perspectives upon Policing, Security and Social Order: Seminar and roundtable Continue reading “Call for Papers: Southern Perspectives upon Policing, Security and Social Order: Seminar and roundtable”
18 researchers from across the university gathered together for a stimulating day of activities, discussing, applying and developing a range of creative research methods. The event, which took place just before Christmas, was supported by Creative Futures, with a view to facilitating collaborations between the many researchers at Brighton who have expertise in this field. Continue reading “Igniting Innovative Collaborations through Creative Methods”
Professor Kate Bullen, head of the School of Applied Social Science, will become the new President of the British Psychological Society (BPS) at its AGM on 30th August.
Professor Bullen has been interviewed by the BPS’s ‘The Psychologist’ magazine as she takes the chair and said “I’m honoured to have the opportunity to serve as BPS President for 2018/19, during a time of exciting change and positive progress for the Society.”
Read the full story here.
Last week, as the celebrations for the NHS’s 70th birthday drew to a close, academics from across the university came together to share innovative ideas about health at our Healthy Futures event. Continue reading “Healthy Futures 2018”
New Social and Informal Learning Space (SILS) is in development for Watson Building (formerly Mayfield House) at Falmer, home to the School of Applied Social Science. Continue reading “New Social and Informal Learning Space (SILS) “
Cath Holmström, Deputy Head of School of Applied Social Science (Student Experience and Recruitment) and Joanna MacDonnell, Director of Education (Arts & Humanities), have been chosen to help access the quality of teaching and learning environments in Higher Education institutions around the UK. Continue reading “We’ve been chosen to help access national teaching standards (TEF) around the UK”
Dr Mary Darking, Senior Lecturer in the School of Applied Social Science is working on a national campaign which aims to help eliminate HIV within a generation.
You can read the full story here.
A new editorial team, based at the Universities of Brighton and Sussex, has been chosen for the prestigious journal, Sociology of Health and Illness. Continue reading “New Editorial Team for Sociology of Health & Illness (SHI)”
The university’s annual awards for learning and teaching were announced at this year’s Learning and Teaching conference. Continue reading “SASS receive two Excellence in Learning and Teaching awards”
This week, more than 4,400 University of Brighton students graduated at our ceremonies at the Brighton Centre which started on Tuesday (25 July). Students aged 19 – 79 and from over 90 countries dressed in gowns and mortarboards to collect their awards.
The School of Applied Social Science (SASS), class of 2017, took to the stage on Wednesday 26th July for the morning ceremony. Continue reading “Graduation – SASS prizewinners, the class of 2017”
The University of Brighton and the University of Sussex is co-hosting the British Science Festival this year. The event, which is the longest, established science Festival in Europe takes place from 5th-9th September and features an array of interesting events in an exciting daytime and evening programme.
Professor Kate Bullen, Applied Social Science Head of School and Professor of Psychology, has been elected as President of the British Psychological Society (BPS). The BPS is the second largest psychological association in the world, second only to the American Psychological Association. Continue reading “SASS Head of School elected as President of the British Psychological Society”
Professor Yvonne Jewkes, Research Professor in Criminology, delivered her keynote speech on prison architecture, design and space and how this impacts on prisoner behaviour last Friday 2nd June. Continue reading “Research study looks at how prison architectural design impacts prisoner behaviour”
You would have thought that going to an applicant day at university to have a closer look at the subject offerings would have been a serious affair – yet judging by the smiles on everyone’s faces the atmosphere was light hearted, and fun! If you didn’t make it – have look below to get a taste of what goes on at our SASS applicant day. Continue reading “A glimpse into our SASS Applicant Day!”
In the past, to a much older generation, it could be said that technology was perceived as ‘something to keep up with’ and that is more ‘inconvenient’ than convenient. Continue reading “Can technology provide ‘care’ for older people?”
Aidan McGarry, Principal Lecturer in Politics in the School of Applied Social Science has been successful in his AHRC bid “The Aesthetics of Protest”. Continue reading “Congratulations to Aidan McGarry on his successful AHRC bid!”
We have had some extremely pleasing research grant news over the last two months. Aidan McGarry was awarded £249,850 by the AHRC for his grant application entitled “The Aesthetics of Protest: Visual Culture and Communication in Turkey” and Flis Henwood has had success as Co-I on a bid with colleagues at Sheffield (lead) and Sussex universities on a project entitled: ‘Knowledge, care and the practices of self-monitoring’. It’s funded by Leverhulme to the value of £217,770. Lizzie Ward and colleagues made a major contribution to the B & H Public Health annual report that has been recently published and features our older people and wellbeing work with their project on Later Life. Carl Walker was awarded a BPS Undergraduate Research Assistantship student summer bursary for one of our Psychology students, Jenny Terry. In addition, Carl Walker and Mary Darking were awarded a UoB Excellence in Community Engagement award which will be presented to them at our summer graduation ceremony. Many congratulations to everyone on these really pleasing achievements.
Professor Kate Bullen
Professor of Psychology and Head of The School of Applied Social Science
Announced by the European Commission, the University of Brighton has retained its ‘HR Excellence in Research’ award.
How it is possible to get hold of weapons in Britain despite tough laws that restrict their ownership and use? This strict firearm legislation, enacted chiefly through the Firearms Act 1968 and amendments following the 1987 Hungerford mass shooting and 1996 Dunblane mass shoting, has reduced the number of purpose-made firearms in circulation. This has contributed to the number of firearms offences (including those using airguns and air rifles) falling from a high of 24,094 in 2004 to 7,866 in 2015. Continue reading “How illegal firearms find their way onto British streets despite tough laws”
The year is off to a turbulent start; both in the UK, and around the world. January saw oil prices plummeting, while Chinese growth slowed, spooking investors (but surprising none). But amid the turmoil and confusion of global stock markets, there are a few economic trends which look set to hold sway throughout 2016.
Here’s a wrap up of some of the key developments which will shape our society in the months to come. Continue reading “Four key economic trends shaping society”
The university’s Social Science Policy and Research Centre (SSPARC) was recognised for its contribution to research in mental health care, at the Positive Practice Awards in Sussex. Continue reading “Positive practice rewarded”
Thousands of parents and carers are suffering physical and verbal attacks by their children, according to new research published today. Continue reading “The hidden abuse by children on paents”