Growing up on the streets – a full-time, three-year PhD studentship

Applications are invited for a full-time, three-year PhD studentship to undertake a research project entitled ‘The place of ‘spirituality’ in street children’s lived experiences: understanding the implications of religious and other spiritual beliefs and practices for growing up on the streets in Africa‘.  This PhD is part of a larger collaborative research project working across three African cities with street children as they grow up on the streets.

Senior Researcher post at Administrative Data Research Centre

The Administrative Data Research Centre – Scotland is currently advertising for the post of Senior Researcher working in the area of social science data analysis and statistics

The innovative nature of the Centre’s activities requires an energetic and intellectually dexterous researcher with skills in the area of quantitative social science, statistics or data science and excellent research and person management skills.  The Senior Researcher will work closely with the Centre’s Research Fellows, and will be expected to carry out original research, specifically using the major Scottish administrative datasets.

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Film Screening and Discussion “The Inmates are Running the Asylum: Stories from the Mental Patients Association”

“The Inmates are Running the Asylum: Stories from the Mental Patients Association” Screening and Discussion.

Filmmaker Dr Megan Davies joins academics and activists from Edinburgh, Stirling and Queen Margaret Universities, CAPS Advocacy and NHS Lothian Mental Health and Wellbeing Team, discussing film/the arts, mental health, and the emerging field of “Mad People’s History”.

Wednesday 15 October 2014, 7-9pm in Seminar Rooms 1-2, University of Edinburgh, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square

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Please email Tessa Parkes t.s.parkes or call Kirsten on 01312735116 to book a place.

Pre-Viva PhD Seminar – “The use and impact of patient feedback in General Practice – A realistic evaluation”

Deborah Baldie, Division of Population Health Sciences and SDHI/SNM will be presenting her pre-viva seminar entitled “The use and impact of patient feedback in General Practice – A realistic evaluation” on Friday 25th July at 10am in Morlich/Nevis, The Mackenzie Building, Kirsty Semple Way, Dundee

Further information is available on the flyer

New Publication: How does domestic abuse impact disabled women’s access and utilisation of maternity care?

SDHI researchers Jenna Breckenridge and Thilo Kroll, in collaboration with researchers from the Universities of Manchester, Edinburgh and Queen’s University Belfast, have recently published a review of the literature relating to disability, domestic abuse and access to maternity careAlthough disabled women are significantly more likely to experience domestic abuse during pregnancy than non-disabled women, very little is known about how maternity care access and utilisation is affected by the co-existence of disability and domestic abuse. This new publication brings together international literature to explore the factors that facilitate or compromise access to care, the consequences of inadequate care, and the effectiveness of existing strategies for improvement. Read the full article here

Collaborative Project on Improving the Response to Energy Disruption for Vulnerable People in Extreme Weather Events

A collaborative project between SDHI researchers, Dr Ed Hall and Professor Thilo Kroll at the University of Dundee and Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) in Perth has just launched. The project is funded as a Knowledge Transfer Partnership. Dr Irina Connon, as a KTP Associate will work as a researcher employed by the University of Dundee but based in the company offices of SSE in Perth to improve the response to energy disruption for vulnerable communities and people in Scotland and England. We will bring you regular updates about the project in the future.