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Humanities & Social Sciences News

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Strathclyde Law Clinic Success

      Well done to our Law Clinic who were joint winners with Glasgow Caledonian Law Clinic of the Evening Times public service award!