Social work and social science

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New report probes intergenerational concerns in pandemic times

University of Brighton has teamed with South East England Forum on Ageing (SEEFA) to explore potential intergenerational conflicts highlighted by COVID-19. The report study – Understanding fairness between different generations in times of COVID-19  – was led by Dr Lizzie Ward,  Principal Research Fellow in the School of Applied Social Science. It was carried out…

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New report calls for vital immigration legal advice support

Brighton academics have teamed with major national organisations for a report highlighting a growing crisis around vital immigration legal advice. Published on 21 June, the report – A Huge Gulf: Demand and Supply for Immigration Legal Advice in London – was commissioned by the Justice Together Initiative and Paul Hamlyn Foundation, and was funded by the Greater…

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Decolonising the Curriculum – new issue

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)

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New initiative to support those facing gender-based violence during lockdowns

Brighton researchers are offering creative outlets supporting those experiencing gender-based violence during the pandemic to share their stories. Entitled The immobilities of gender-based violence during the COVID-19 pandemic, the transdisciplinary project, with researchers from the universities of Roehampton and Plymouth, focuses on the links between gender-based violence (GBV) and constraints on movement – immobilities –…

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Postgraduate researcher channelling poetic identity into spoken word activism

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. For her research in the School of Applied Social Science, Annie Whilby is in the second year of a PhD exploring experiences of intimacy and mental health. But as AFLO., she brings…

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Now’s the time to rethink your relationship with nature

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…

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Major new report reveals unfairness and myths for older people who fund their own social care

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. Funded by the Wellcome Trust – and led by the University of Brighton – the new research puts the lived experience of older people at its heart, with case studies…

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Scheme to improve healthcare for the homeless

The university is a lead partner on the Common Ambition project which aims to improve healthcare for people experiencing homelessness in Brighton and Hove. Principal Lecturer from the School of Applied Social Science and project academic lead Dr Mary Darking said: “This project is crucial to our city where so many of us feel frustrated and…

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Student chosen for undergraduate research internship

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. Beth will receive a bursary to work on a literature review and policy analysis on the project ‘The politics of in/visibility in immigration detention’, led by criminology lecturer…

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Could drugs help fight climate change?

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”. Dr Matt Adams investigated claims about the potential of psychedelics “not only for improving mental health, but also, remarkably, as a key to overcoming inaction in the face of…

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