Humanities & Social Sciences News Archive 2020
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.
Glasgow Skeptics join Strathclyde Psychology for Public Engagement Talk
On December 16th, Glasgow Skeptics in partnership with Strathclyde Psychology (host Dr. David Robertson) hosted Matt Dillahunty for a public engagement talk on rational thinking, scepticism and some magic thrown in for good measure.
Under the spotlight: Scott Cunningham, Professor of Urban Policy
We are delighted to welcome Scott Cunningham to the School of Government & Public Policy within the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences. Find out more about Scott's background and research interests here.
Trauma Awareness Training Developed by School of Psychology
Dr Nicola Cogan and Dr Liza Morton from the School of Psychological Sciences & Health assisted in facilitating a Trauma Awareness in the Railway Industry training day aimed at providing train drivers with an understanding of trauma.
First cohort of PGCert Educational Issues & Impact course graduates
The graduation of the first cohort of the PGCert Educational Issues & Impact course took place on Thursday 16 January 2020 at Crescent School in Lahore, Pakistan.
Under the spotlight: Dr Rodge Glass, Convener of the MLitt in Creative Writing
A self-proclaimed "Strathclyde addict", Dr Rodge Glass returns to the university as the Convener of the MLitt in Creative Writing. We sat down with Rodge to discuss his career in writing, what sparked his interest in English studies, and his time spent working with Scottish artist and writer, Alasdair Gray.
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.
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.
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.
CYCJ calls for pioneering public health response to harmful sexual behaviour
The Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice has been part of a report calling for Scotland to pioneer a public health response to harmful sexual behaviour among children and young people.
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.
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.
Rights Respecting? Scotland's approach to children in conflict with the law
The Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice (CYCJ) has published a new report calling for 'rights respecting' reform to Scotland's youth justice system, if the country is to uphold its commitment to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
"Imagining a better future" - open for submissions - with Scottish Book Trust
A partnership with the Making Imagined Things Conference and the Scottish Book Trust invites submissions for the next issue of Story Mag. Strathclyde Creative Writing course leader Rodge Glass features on the judging panel.
Dr Christine Jones of SWSP discusses sibling estrangement with BBC Scotland
Dr Christine Jones, Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Work and Social Policy, will appear on BBC Scotland's flagship news programme The Nine to discuss her research on the topic of sibling estrangement when children enter into the care system.
English academic Andrew Meehan releases latest novel, The Mystery of Love
English and Creative Writing academic Andrew Meehan appeared on BBC Radio Scotland's Afternoon Show to discuss the publication of his latest novel, The Mystery of Love, a witty re-imagining of the relationship between Oscar and Constance Wilde.
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.
Speech and Language Therapy continue 85th anniversary celebrations #StrathSLT85
As part of the #StrathSLT85 celebrations the university's School of Psychological Sciences and Health held a reception on the 4th February 2020.
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.
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.
CSHHH Glasgow Wellcome Trust Master's Programme Awards for MSc Health History
The Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare Glasgow, a research collaboration between the University of Strathclyde and Glasgow Caledonian University, invites applications for fully-funded studentships on its MSc Health History programme.
The Herald magazine features essay from Creative Writing academic Andrew Meehan
The Herald magazine featured an essay from Strathclyde Creative Writing academic Andrew Meehan, where Andrew discussed the emotional story that informed his latest novel.
New Faculty Manager for Humanities and Social Sciences
The Faculty is delighted to announce that Heather Lawrence has been appointed as the new HaSS Faculty Manager and will take up her post on Monday 23rd March.
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.”
Two new professorial appointments in the School of Psychology & Health
The School of Psychological Sciences & Health are delighted to welcome two new Global Talent Attraction Platform (GTAP) Professorial Appointments within the school.
Psychology and Health academic awarded Arthur Benton Mid-Career Award
Dr Mario Parra Rodriguez of the School of Psychological Sciences & Health has been selected by the International Neuropsychological Society as the 2020 recipient of the Arthur Benton Mid-Career Award.
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.’
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.
Children and young people increasingly isolated in lockdown
Research from the Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice (CYCJ) shows that Scotland’s children and young people are feeling increasingly isolated in lockdown, as COVID-19 restrictions continue.
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.
Blended and Online Teaching: The University of Strathclyde Experience
Graham McPheat and Howard Ramsay will host a live stream on Wednesday June 24th to discuss Strathclyde's experience with online teaching in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.
New partnership offer to improve availability of online learning across Scotland
New support announced on Thursday 25 June will increase the availability of online learning across different subjects and support digital inclusion across Scotland.
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.
Glasgow Warriors sign Humanities student Rufus McLean
The current Strathclyde Sport Scholar has signed his first professional contract, in a deal penned prior to the coronavirus lockdown.
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).
Under the spotlight: David Murphy, New Head of the School of Humanities
David Murphy has recently been appointed as the new Head of the School of Humanities and we caught up with him to find out more about his Strathclyde journey.
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.
Under the spotlight: Zinnia Mevawalla, Lecturer in Early Years Education
Zinnia Mevawalla has recently joined the School of Education as one of our new lecturers in Early Years Education and brings with her a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the area of early childhood education.
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.
Short Online Classes at The University of Strathclyde
The Centre for Lifelong Learning has launched over 140 short online classes starting this October. Choose from Creative Writing, Languages, Creative Arts, History, Stage, Screen and Stand-up and much more! Browse through our online brochure and learn something new this Autumn.
Politics academic awarded NORFACE grant
Zachary Greene, a political scientist at the University of Strathclyde, will serve as a Principal Investigator on an international research consortium funded by the European NORFACE Network to complete a multi-disciplinary project ‘Willingness and Capacity for EU Policy Action in Turbulent Times: Conflicts, Positions and Outcomes’ (EUINACTION).
Creative Writing Team at Strathclyde Announces Online Literary Events Programme
The University of Strathclyde’s Creative Writing team has launched a series of live, online public literary events starting this autumn that are ‘made by Strathclyders, open to all’.
Will this be the least fit generation of schoolchildren ever?
Academics from the School of Psychological Science & Health have conducted research to analyse the impacts lockdown will have on the health and fitness levels of schoolchildren as they return to school.
Strathclyde climbs to 15th in The Guardian's university rankings
The University of Strathclyde has climbed 36 places in The Guardian’s University Guide 2021 – to 15 in the UK.
HaSS welcomes its first students for 2020/21
We meet some of the students who were the first new students of the 2020/21 academic year.
150th Anniversary of the Franco-Prussian War
Dr. Karine Varley recently joined the Scientific Committee advising on the official French and German commemorations, liaising with government departments, museums and working with the Souvenir Francais on the 150th Anniversary of the Franco-Prussian War.
New grant award for Psychological Sciences & Health academics
Dr Megan Crawford and Dr Leanne Fleming from the School of Psychological Sciences & Health have recently received a new grant from Brain Research UK into new research surrounding chronic migraines and insomnia.
Under the spotlight: Tanja Bueltmann, School of Humanities
Tanja Bueltmann has recently joined the School of Humanities and is working within the History department, bringing to the university a wealth of knowledge and international experience. We caught up with Tanja to find out more about her journey to Strathclyde.
Bronze Athena Swan awards for Education and Humanities
The Department of Education and the School of Humanities have secured Bronze level Athena Swan awards for their progress towards advancing gender equality.
Under the spotlight: Joe Greenwood-Hau, Research Fellow in Government & Public Policy
We recently caught up with Joe Greenwood-Hau who has just joined the School of Government & Public Policy as a Research Fellow working on the Capital, Privilege, and Political Participation in Britain and Beyond project.
Stand up for your bones
Dr Alexandra Mavroeidi, Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychological Sciences and Health delivered a talk on bone density and ageing. Find out more by clicking here.
“Broader measures needed” to address inequalities in school absenteeism
A broader range of measurements for deprivation is needed to address absenteeism from Scotland’s schools, according to a study led at the University of Strathclyde.
Replacement for European Structural Funds
Professor John Bachtler recently co-chaired a Scottish Government working group that released a paper on the plans for a Scottish replacement for European Structural Funds after the EU exit.
Tracing of Declaration of Arbroath signatories highlighted in report
Genealogy researchers from Strathclyde's Centre for Lifelong Learning trace descendants of the 1320 Declaration of Arbroath. Signatories of one of Scotland’s most famous historical documents, and their descendants, have been highlighted in recent research.
Honorary Fellow Michael Tobias Appointed
Michael Tobias has been appointed as Honorary Research Fellow for the Genealogical Studies Programme, University of Strathclyde.
History academics featured on 'Britain's Most Historic Towns'
Three staff members from Strathclyde History were invited to appear on Britain's Most Historic Towns to talk about their expertise in nineteenth-century history.