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More than 35 early-career social scientists have received Future Research Leaders grants from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) under the fourth round of the Future Research Leaders scheme.
Researchers at the ESRC-funded Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS) are to receive The Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education.
The ESRC-funded research project African Local Knowledge and Livestock Health has explored local knowledge and practices in rural South African communities in dealing with livestock diseases.
An independent review of the UK Research Councils, led by Sir Paul Nurse, is published today. The report, Ensuring a Successful Research Endeavour, reviews why and how the UK should undertake research.
Social media is changing the speed of how the public learns about terrorist attacks, and the way they react. Research shows that social media are affecting the way we relate to terror attacks - leaving more widespread and longer-lasting impacts.
Children whose parents are from poorer backgrounds are more likely to have diagnosable mental health problems, according to new research from the UCL Institute of Education and Centre for Mental Health.
The search for a solution to ‘unnecessary’ hospital admissions of older people has been impeded by incomplete evidence that omits the patient’s experience. These are the findings of a study showcased at the University of Birmingham during the ESRC's Festival of Social Science.
Media coverage of sex crimes by celebrities and gangs has fuelled misunderstandings around abuse, new research shows. This sensationalist reporting draws attention away from the fact that sex offenders largely operate within the home.
The nations of the UK as well as London have diverged into separate states; London itself is a sea of 900m high towers and has banned human-driven petrol-fuelled vehicles; parliament is located in Manchester; Saudi Arabia is home to world’s first kilometre high tower which stimulates a self-contained society with an artificial forest; and social scientists have pioneered the urban landscape. This is James Fletcher’s vision of 50 years from now.
Loneliness is not increasing for the general population, according to a study by the University of Oxford. However, the average masks unequal change over time for different groups in society. Increases in social support are evident for the well-educated and for women. White men with no qualifications, on the other hand, may be becoming lonelier.