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New research shows the potential for improving social work decision-making

21 January 2020

Cognitive debiasing improves forecasting by social workers

Dr Marco Pomati and Dr Shailen Nandy with researchers in Uganda

Building capacity to monitor Ugandan social assistance schemes

8 January 2020

Working with staff in Uganda on statistics and data analysis

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Online hate speech report launched

26 November 2019

Cardiff University academics call for tougher internet regulation to ensure safety of users

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Dating and relationship violence a significant issue among young people in Wales, study finds

26 November 2019

Early intervention needed to support positive relationships and prevent exposure to violence

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Iceland learns about work in Wales to overhaul relationships and sexuality education

25 November 2019

Academic’s research making an impact internationally

All winners of the 2019 Celebrating Excellence Awards

Outstanding work recognised at Celebrating Excellence Awards

22 November 2019

Several awards presented to staff at the School of Social Sciences

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Loneliness of seafarers highlighted in report

6 November 2019

Researchers call for better provision to prevent mental health issues for those working at sea

Festival of Social Science 2019

Cardiff University hosts Festival of Social Science

30 October 2019

Diverse research areas celebrated during week of events

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Millions more children in West and Central Africa suffering from malnutrition, according to study

17 October 2019

Experts say more robust measures are needed to understand the true scale of poverty and malnutrition

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Largest encyclopaedia of social science research methods published

15 October 2019

Co-edited by staff at School of Social Sciences

Dr Chris Mukiza, Executive Director of the Uganda Bureau of Statistics, introduces the report

50% of Ugandan children do not have three meals a day

15 October 2019

Report on levels of child poverty and deprivation in Uganda launched

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Increase in online hate speech leads to more crimes against minorities

15 October 2019

Artificial Intelligence (AI) developed to help police support victims of hate crime

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High numbers of young people experimenting with gambling, study shows

15 October 2019

Largest UK study of its kind reveals popularity of betting activities

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New academic leadership for SPARK

24 September 2019

Professor Chris Taylor is new director

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Women’s exercise time must be ‘valued’

19 September 2019

More support needed for women who want to run to keep fit, research suggests

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Changes needed for children from Wales in secure accommodation

18 September 2019

Recommendations made to change the system of secure accommodation for children from Wales

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Major funding win for national research centre

3 September 2019

Academics to investigate key challenges facing society

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Children at risk of sexual exploitation need better support, report concludes

9 August 2019

Research uncovers ‘troubling’ picture of the care system

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New technology to monitor anti-Polish hate online

6 August 2019

Academics using cutting-edge algorithms to monitor trends

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Children in care can recover from adversity with the right adoptive environment, research finds

31 July 2019

‘Warm parenting’ can minimise negative impact of pre-adoption adversity