Social work and social science

Prisons and Punishment in Texas – book published

One of our ECRs Hannah Thurston, Senior Lecturer, has had a successful June with the publication of her first book, Prisons and Punishment in Texas. Many congratulations go to Hannah on this excellent achievement.   Professor Kate Bullen Professor of Psychology and Head of the School of Applied Social Science

Excellence in Community Engagement Awards 2016

Dr Mary Darking and Dr Carl Walker will be receiving a university award for their community facing work in July, and they have also submitted an application to the THE Awards 2016 in the Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community category.  Many congratulations to both Mary and Carl for what they have achieved – and…

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Head of School news

Apart from the usual University work, April and May have been busy with external activities in a number of areas.  These have included the British Psychological Society Annual Conference in Nottingham,  attending a range of BPS committee meetings,  and a PhD viva in Roehampton. I was re-selected as the chair of the BPS Ethics Committee…

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Staffing updates

In the last two months we welcomed Katie Batchelor and Ciara McDermott to our team of programme administrators and both are off to a flying start!  It’s good news for everyone to have a fully staffed School Office again.   We are entering a very busy recruitment phase and have recently held interviews for new Criminology,…

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NSS 2016 final response rate

The NSS 2016 closed at the end of April and our final response rate was 83.33%.  This was a fantastic joint effort from staff and students, I am so grateful to you for really getting behind the NSS this year.  The results start to appear from August 1st – my hope is that we start…

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Fairness and the City: A better politics. Annual Lecture for the University of Brighton’s Festival of Social Science

Danny Dorling, Halford Mackinder Professor at the University of Oxford will be delivering the University of Brighton Annual Social Science Forum Lecture. Thursday 19th May 2016 5.30-7.00pm Of the richest 25 countries in the world the UK has become one of the most unequal and is on course to win the ‘global race’ to become the most economically unequal of all by…

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Time to Panic? Producing Dis-ease in Epidemic Proportions

SOCIAL SCIENCE FORUM Wednesday 13th January 2016 by China Mills Room E424, Checkland Building, Falmer Campus The World Health Organisation tells us that mental disorders constitute a global epidemic, a huge worldwide burden of disease, and an obstacle to individual, national and economic development. Here the logic of epidemiology is applied to mental disorders, which…

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