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Prof Amanda Coffey

Meet our new Head of School: Professor Amanda Coffey

21 August 2014

Professor Amanda Coffey has begun her role as the new Head of School for Social Sciences.

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Showcasing arts and humanities research

30 June 2014

City hosts national festival to promote arts and humanities research.

all-Wales network targets obesity

All-Wales network targets obesity, smoking and exercise in schools

5 June 2014

Launch of all-Wales network to improve the health of school children.

Launch of new research centre at Cardiff University that will focus on children’s social care in Wales.

Health Minister launches new children’s social care research centre

27 May 2014

CASCADE to focus on community-based responses to social need in children and families.

COSMOS

Tweeting the Terror

22 May 2014

COSMOS study finds Twitter love for Lee Rigby stronger than hate for his killers

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Twitter shows love for Lee Rigby

22 May 2014

Love triumphs over hate in Twitter reaction to Lee Rigby murder.

Engaging in public dialogue

16 May 2014

Dr Richard Watermeyer has led three large scale UK-wide consultations with the public to evaluate their views on emerging science and technology research and policies.

Professor Mike Levi

Prestigious Sellin-Glueck award for Cardiff criminologist

12 May 2014

Professor Mike Levi is this year’s recipient of the Sellin-Glueck award in criminology, the highest award given by The American Society of Criminology to scholars from outside the USA.

Two School of Social Sciences staff elected as Fellows of The Learned Society of Wales

24 April 2014

Professor Paul Atkinson and Dr Sara Delamont have been elected to The Learned Society of Wales in the 2014 Election of new Fellows

Academics join forces to call for children’s equal protection from physical assault

28 March 2014

A group of senior Welsh academics have come together to call for the Welsh Government to bring forward legislation to remove the legal defence of ‘reasonable punishment’ for adults who physically assault children.

Left to right, Dr Sarah Main, Phillipa Oldman, Professor Alan Felstead, John Gill, Cathy Newman.

Research results used to prompt the skills debate

19 March 2014

Research results emerging from the Skills and Employment Survey continue to inform the skills debate.

Professor Martin Innes

Cardiff professor is first ever academic appointed to College of Policing committee

12 March 2014

Professor Martin Innes has been appointed to the College of Policing's professional committee to provide support on a range of national policing issues.

Cardiff research sparks nationwide action for compulsory sex and relationships education

10 March 2014

Cardiff research sparks nationwide action for compulsory sex and relationships education.

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Gender segregation in Wales

4 March 2014

Research uncovers full extent of gender segregated working.

New drive for WAVE of change on gender pay gap in Wales

4 March 2014

Women Adding Value to the Economy (WAVE) project release major new report revealing the full extent of gender segregated working in Wales.

QS world rankings

QS world rankings

28 February 2014

18 subjects feature in international league table.

FGM in Wales 'largely unreported' say researchers

6 February 2014

Dozens of women and girls in Wales are at risk of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), according to experts at the School of Social Sciences.

Involving Young People in Research

21 January 2014

An innovative advisory group made up of young people has helped raise their aspirations while improving the quality of public health research.

UPSI secures grant to advance policing research

13 January 2014

The Universities’ Police Science Institute (UPSI) has been awarded £46,000 from the College of Policing to strengthen links between academics and the police.

Gender pay gap still a major issue in Wales

18 December 2013

The underlying gender pay gap in Wales is significantly wider than the latest headline UK earning figures would indicate according to recent research.