Humanities & Social SciencesNews Archive 2019
Strathclyde history academic co-hosts peace making conference
Dr Rogelia Pastor-Castro, History, co-hosted a two-day conference to mark the centenary of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles.
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.
Under the spotlight: Professor Katherine Smith of Public Health Policy
We welcome Professor Katherine Smith of Public Health Policy to the University of Strathclyde. Find out more about Katherine's background and research interests here.
Under the spotlight: Dr Patrick Bayer of Government and Public Policy
Dr Patrick Bayer recently joined the School of Government and Public Policy as a Senior Lecturer. We spoke to Patrick to find out the most memorable moments of his career so far and why he chose Strathclyde.
Under the spotlight: Dr Rebecca Ford of Government and Public Policy
Rebecca Ford is a Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Strathclyde, working between the Departments of Government and Public Policy, and Electronic and Electrical Engineering. Rebecca joined the university in June 2019.
Under the spotlight: Dr Jordan Kistler, Lecturer in Victorian Literature
Dr Jordan Kistler recently joined the School of Humanities as a Lecturer in Victorian literature. We spoke to Jordan to find out what is influencing her field of study, and what attracted her to Strathclyde.
Under the spotlight: Angela de Britos, Teaching Fellow in Primary Education
Angela de Britos recently started with us as a Teaching Fellow in Primary Education, within the School of Education. A true Strathclyder, Angela studied here before living in Spain and returning to work in SCILT. 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.
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.
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.
CYCJ explores the role of EEI in responding to childhood bereavement
‘Bereavement and offending behaviours: a role for Early and Effective Intervention (EEI)?’, written by CYCJ’s Nina Vaswani and Fern Gillon, explores the role played by Early Effective Intervention (EEI) in responding to childhood bereavement in Scotland.
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.
New grant successes for Psychology and Health
The School of Psychological Sciences and Health are delighted to announce their three most recent grant successes.
Richard Wiseman attends Strathclyde Psychology Public Engagement Lecture
The School of Psychological Sciences & Health held their inaugural Strathclyde Psychology Public Engagement Lecture in the TIC Main Auditorium. Popular science author Richard Wiseman, the UK's only current Professor for the Public Understanding of Psychology, attended as the event's speaker.
Members of staff from Psychology & Health represent faculty at 2019 Explorathon
Three members of staff from the School of Psychological Sciences and Health represented the faculty at the 2019 Explorathon event on Friday 27th of September, at the Glasgow Riverside Museum.
School of Government and Public Policy: Autumn 2019 Speaker Series
The School of Government and Public Policy are delighted to announce their Autumn Speaker Series.
Remain and Leave “content with disrupted constitution”
Supporters of remaining in and departing from the EU are both willing to see Britain’s unwritten constitution disrupted to get the Brexit outcome they want, according to a survey involving the University of Strathclyde.
Strathclyde English academic shortlisted for Saltire Society Literary Awards
Kirstie Blair, an English professor within the School of Humanities, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Saltire Society Literary Awards. Kirstie's book, "Working Verse in Victorian Scotland: Poetry, Press, Community", has been shortlisted in the category of Saltire Research Book of the Year 2019.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MSc Diplomacy & IS selected for Commonwealth Shared Scholarship
The MSc Diplomacy and International Security programme has been selected as one of seven programmes for the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship for 2020/21.
Under the spotlight: Dario Banegas, Lecturer in TESOL
Dario Banegas recently joined the School of Education as a Lecturer in TESOL and Intercultural Communication. Here, we get to know Dario a little better and explore his background and research interests.
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.
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.
Strathclyde Education academic chairs annual EdTech conference
Tracy Atkinson, Teaching Fellow in Digital Education within the School of Education, chaired FutureScot's annual EdTech (Scotland) Conference on Friday 14th November at the Technology & Innovation Centre.
Strathclyde Law School: Lunchtime Staff Research Seminars 2019-20
Strathclyde Law School are delighted to announce their lunchtime staff research seminars for 2019/20. All seminars will last for one hour which will include discussion and comment.
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).
School of Social Work & Social Policy: Seminar Series 2019/20
The School of Social Work and Social Policy are delighted to announce their seminar series for 2019/2020, beginning on December 11th.
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.
Comic supports young people in dealing with bereavement
A comic aimed at helping young people deal with grief and bereavement has been produced in a project involving the Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice (CYCJ) and the University of Strathclyde.
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.
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.