School of Applied Social Science

Call for Papers: Southern Perspectives upon Policing, Security and Social Order: Seminar and roundtable

Call for Papers: Southern Perspectives upon Policing, Security and Social Order: Seminar and roundtable 27th June 2019, University of Brighton, Falmer Campus Critical scholarship from Southern and Post-Colonial criminology has posed new challenges to dominant criminological thinking about law and ‘order’, policing (by ‘consent’ or otherwise), community, accountability and the state. At the same time…

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Igniting Innovative Collaborations through Creative Methods

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….

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Kate becomes new President of the British Psychological Society

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…

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Healthy Futures 2018

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. Professor Gillian Bendalow, Professor in Sociology of Health and Medicine, represented the School of Applied Social Science and delivered a presentation on ‘Emergency…

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PhD studentships available in a range of social science areas and disciplines

We are offering ESRC-funded studentships through the South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership (SCDTP) in a range of social science areas and disciplines. These studentships comprise a number of named projects including Globalisation and the trajectories of nation states after the financial crisis of 2008 Peer support and caring relationships in dementia Does taxation influence labour market…

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New Social and Informal Learning Space (SILS) 

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. The SILS programme is designed to repurpose spaces across the university’s campuses so they can be more effectively deployed for students and staff to learn and socialise. These are…

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We’ve been chosen to help access national teaching standards (TEF) around the UK

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. Cath and Joanna have been appointed to new subject-level panels for the Teaching Excellence…

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New campaign to help eliminate HIV

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.  

New Editorial Team for Sociology of Health & Illness (SHI)

A new editorial team, based at the Universities of Brighton and Sussex, has been chosen for the prestigious journal, Sociology of Health and Illness.  Professors Flis Henwood (UoB) and Karen Lowton (UoS) will act as Joint Chief Editors. Other members of the new team are Prof Gillian Bendelow, Dr Catherine Theodosius (UoB), Dr Catherine Will, Dr…

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SASS receive two Excellence in Learning and Teaching awards

The university’s annual awards for learning and teaching were announced at this year’s Learning and Teaching conference.

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