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    • Under the spotlight: Aileen Kennedy, Professor of Practice in Teacher Education

      Having spent fourteen years working for Strathclyde, Aileen Kennedy returns in a new role as Professor of Practice in Teacher Education. Describing her reason for returning to Strathclyde, Aileen says "Strathclyde is in my blood!" We caught up with Aileen as she returns to Strathclyde to find out more about the journey that led her into her new role and the inspirations behind her career in Education.

    • Strathclyde academic's article on face masks highlighted by The Telegraph

      Dr Jesse Olszynko-Gryn of Strathclyde and Dr Caitjan Gainty of King's College, London's article titled "Why Londoners in the Blitz accepted face masks to prevent infection - unlike today's objectors" has recently been picked up by The Telegraph to highlight the importance of wearing face masks in a post-COVID world.

    • Humanities academic launches AHRC-funded international project

      Dr Jesse Olszynko-Gryn, a Strathclyde Chancellor's Fellow in History of Health and Wellbeing, has recently launched a major AHRC-funded international research project that will examine the rise and fall of Primodos and other hormone pregnancy tests (HPTs).

    • Strathclyde scoops Green Gown Award

      The University of Strathclyde has won the 2020 International Green Gown Award for Student Engagement for its Vertically Integrated Projects for Sustainable Development (VIP4SD) programme.

    • CYCJ adapts 'rights respecting' report for younger audience

      The Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice (CYCJ) report that calls for ‘rights respecting’ reform to Scotland’s youth justice system has been adapted into a version for younger readers, giving them an understanding of the issues around Scotland’s youth justice system.

    • Centre for Lifelong Learning Launches Summer Programme Online

      Try something new this Summer. Over 60 online classes available. Choose from a variety of subjects including; languages (Italian, Spanish, Catalan, German, French, Russian), beginners drawing, music and singing - in collaboration with Cappella Nova Outreach, and new classes for 2020 – including online Chinese cookery.

    • Strathclyde student wins regional heat in global short story prize

      University of Strathclyde student Reyah Martin has won the regional heat for Canada and Europe for the 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. The Glasgow-based author beat off competition from a strong field of shortlisted entrants including Cypriot author Nikolas Kyriacou, for her for fiction piece, ‘Wherever Mister Jensen Went.’

    • Gray, Glass and Glasgow

      “It’s hard to think of an artist more closely connected to their cultural landscape than Alasdair Gray is to Glasgow,” says Dr Rodge Glass. “Study of Alasdair Gray is study of Glasgow.”

    • Scotland's national observatory of children's human rights launched

      Scotland's first national observatory of children's rights was launched in Edinburgh on Friday 28 February with Professor Jennifer Davidson, Executive Director of Inspiring Children's Futures and Executive Director of the Centre for Excellence for Children's Care and Protection, joining the Minister for Children Maree Todd, children, and observatory partners, for the launch.

    • Psychology and Science awarded two ESRC PhD studentships

      Academics from the School of Psychological Sciences and Health have been awarded two very competitive ESRC Collaborative PhD Studentships. Only fifteen awards were made to social sciences across all Scottish Universities and two of these were awarded to researchers within Psychological Sciences and Health.

    • Evaluating the contribution of CYCJ

      The Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice has published findings from an innovative evaluation exercise, which it undertook to better understand and strengthen its contribution to youth justice.

    • New briefing published to support supervisors in adult social care

      Dr Trish Hafford-Letchfield, Professor of Social Work from the School of Social Work and Social Policy, has recently published a briefing paper commissioned by RiPfA (Research for Practice in Adults) which aims to support the development of compassionate leadership skills.

    • Strathclyde at Aye Write!

      The programme for Aye Write, Glasgow’s Book Festival, has just been announced. The 2020 festival features an impressive array of events organised by, and featuring, the university’s Creative Writing team: Dr Rodge Glass and Mr Andrew Meehan.

    • Strathclyde English academic features in The Paris Review

      Dr Rodge Glass, Convener of the MLitt in Creative Writing, has authored an article for The Paris Review about the life, death and works of the great Glaswegian polymath Alasdair Gray. The article was published in New York and made available online and has since been made a featured article this week, being widely read and shared worldwide.

    • Remembering Alasdair with Rodge Glass at Aye Write!

      Join a number of well-loved authors as they celebrate the works of Scottish writer and artist Alasdair Gray. This free event takes place at the Mitchell Library on 13th March as part of Glasgow's Aye Write! festival. Find out more about the event and how to book your place by clicking the link in the title.

    • Speech and Language Therapy celebrates its 85th anniversary #StrathSLT85

      In 1919, Dr Anne McAllister, a founding member of the Speech and Language Therapy profession started teaching trainee speech therapists in Glasgow. This course was formally recognised in 1935 at the Glasgow School of Speech Therapy, which became part of Jordanhill College in 1968 and then the University of Strathclyde in 1994.

    • New MOOC: Gender Representation in the Media

      This new MOOC is designed for anyone who wants to be able to engage with media more critically, or anyone who wants to learn more about gender inequality, female media representation, media studies, feminist activism and feminist analysis.

    • Under the spotlight: Malcolm Combe, Senior Lecturer in Law

      A previous Strathclyde Law student, Malcolm Combe returns to the University of Strathclyde as a senior lecturer within the School of Law. We caught up with Malcolm to find out more about his new role, his research interests, and what it's like to return to his old stomping ground.

    • Under the spotlight: Angela Daly, Lecturer in Law

      Angela Daly recently started with us as a lecturer within the School of Law. As well as her role as a lecturer, we also spoke to Angela about becoming the new director for the fully online Masters degree on Internet Law & Policy/IT & Telecoms Law.

    • Funding Granted for Mental Health Research

      Dr Nicola Cogan (PI) and co-investigators: Dr Xi Lui; Dr Steve Kelly; Dr Tony Anderson and Colin Flynn (Disability and Wellbeing Service) have been funded by SMaRteN to look at the distinct concerns Asian international students experience in terms of their mental health.

    • School of Education: The Teaching of Two Worlds

      In the Spring of 2019, a group of 3rd year primary education students, accompanied by two lecturers from the University of Strathclyde, travelled to Malawi to experience teaching and learning in a drastically different culture than can be expected in a Scottish classroom.

    • Strathclyde English academic awarded Scottish Book of the Year prize

      The Saltire Society announced the winners of the 2019 Literary Awards at a glittering ceremony at the National Museum of Scotland on Saturday 30th of November 2019. Kirstie Blair, an English professor within the School of Humanities, received the prestigious Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year Award for her Working Verse in Victorian Scotland: Poetry, Press, Community (published by Oxford University Press).

    • Under the spotlight: Dr Megan Crawford, Lecturer in Psychology

      Dr Megan Crawford recently started with us as a lecturer within the School of Psychological Sciences & Health. We spoke to Megan to find out more about her new role, how she got into sleep research and some of the inspiring work she's been involved in within this area of research.

    • History at the Heart of Diplomacy

      British Ambassador to France, Lord Llewellyn asked Dr Rogelia Pastor-Castro to act as historical adviser for the commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Paris and the reopening of the embassy.

    • Youth Justice Voices joins forces with Articulate

      CYCJ and Staf are excited to announce that Youth Justice Voices, CYCJ and Staf's national participation project, is embarking on a new partnership with Articulate Cultural Trust and Glaswegian artist Slang.

    • Sir Mark Lyall Grant meets with Diplomacy and IS students

      Sir Mark Lyall Grant gave a talk on 'Global Security and the Nation State' and met with students on the MSc Diplomacy and International Security programme. He discussed his role as former National Security Adviser and as UK Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations.

    • CYCJ welcomes new talent to its Associate scheme

      Leading UK experts in forensic psychology, hate crime and restorative justice and children's rights have joined the Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice (CYCJ) Associates scheme to broaden and transform Scotland's youth justice knowledge base.

    • New public lecture series launched

      A new series of public lectures in partnership with the Centre for Lifelong Learning has been launched. Each School in the Faculty is contributing two lectures, with the first one on Nature and Human Rights offered by Professor Elisa Morgera on November 12th.

    • Strathclyde Law School hosts 35 senior judges from Thailand

      In July 2019, Strathclyde Law School was delighted to welcome 35 senior members of the judiciary of Thailand to Glasgow for two weeks. This marks the second occasion in which the University has been chosen as host to welcome a group of Thai judges.

    • Fiona Dyer of CYCJ gives expert comments to BBC News

      Fiona Dyer, Interim Director of the Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice (CYCJ), gave expert comment on a BBC story that reported Scottish Police have stopped and searched 3,000 children in fifteen months - yet in two thirds of cases, found nothing.

    • CRISP Project

      The EU H2020 funded CRISP project, led by SWSP at Strathclyde seeks to improve social inclusion of people experiencing mental health problems.

    • The Talking Hope Report

      A report published by the University of Strathclyde and Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice (CYCJ), on behalf of the University of Strathclyde’s Institute for Inspiring Children’s Futures, considers how the concept of hope might help to promote better futures for vulnerable and high risk young people who are involved in secure care.

    • Under the spotlight: Douglas Jack, Teaching Fellow in Law

      Douglas Jack recently joined the School of Law as a Teaching Fellow. A true Strathclyder, Douglas completed his undergraduate, masters, and PhD at the University of Strathclyde before progressing into his present role. Find out more here.

    • Under the spotlight: Dr David Wilson, Lecturer in History

      Dr David Wilson recently joined the School of Humanities as a Lecturer in Early Modern Scottish and Maritime History. A previous undergraduate, masters, and PhD research student at Strathclyde, we spoke to David to find out more about his new role as a lecturer and as a Co-I on One Ocean Hub.

    • The Criminal and Social Justice Research Cluster Lecture

      The Criminal and Social Justice Research Cluster, School of Social Work and Social Policy, University of Strathclyde, in association with SCCJR, are hosting a public lecture delivered by Professor Joe Sim, of Liverpool John Moores University. Doors open at 4:30pm and a light buffet is provided. The lecture will commence at 5.30pm and will be followed by a Question and Answer session, and a wine reception.

    • Exploring Trauma‐informed Practice

      An article exploring the adoption of a trauma-informed approach for young people in custody, written by Nina Vaswani (Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice) and Sally Paul (the School of Social Work and Social Policy), has been published in the prestigious Howard Journal of Crime and Justice.

    • New MOOC: Working Lives on Britain's Railways

      This new MOOC explores the work of engine-drivers, signallers, navvies and office clerks on the long nineteenth-century railways, and is suitable for anyone with an interest in railway history, from secondary school age upwards. This course was co-created by staff from the School of Humanities and the National Railway Museum.

    • How do voters perceive disabled candidates?

      Dr Stefanie Reher, Lecturer and Chancellor's Fellow in the School of Government & Public Policy, has been awarded a New Investigator Grant from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), worth £283,770, for her project 'How do voters perceive disabled candidates?'

    • Supporting Community Justice Innovation

      A practical guide to service user involvement in community justice that could reduce re-offending and help recovery has been published by the University of Strathclyde and CYCJ.

    • Tracing Your Ancestors Using DNA

      Graham Holton, lead Tutor on the MSc Genealogical Studies Postgraduate Programme has edited a recently published book 'Tracing Your Ancestors Using DNA. A Guide For Family Historians'.

    • Wellcome Trust Doctoral Studentship Winner

      Mary McGreechin, who is currently studying for an MSc in Health History here in the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare, has won a Wellcome Trust Doctoral Studentship.

    • Justice for children project update

      Professor Jennifer Davidson (CELCIS and Inspiring Children’s Futures) spoke at the ‘Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies: SDG 16 implementation and the path towards leaving no one behind’ conference in Rome.

    • New paid internship opportunity created

      Matthew Smith, Vice-Dean Research, and Richard Jennings, Managing Director of Social Housing provider, Castle Rock Edinvar, have signed an agreement that will create a 1-year paid internship for a Strathclyde MSc graduate based at Castle Rock Edinvar. The intern will have the opportunity to take up a co-funded PhD studentship (funded jointly by Castle Rock Edinvar and HaSS) upon completion of the internship.