Faculty of Social Sciences news
Members from Scottish Borders Council visited University of Stirling dementia design experts this week to explore options for the region’s new Tweedbank care village.
A unique theatre experience is coming to Alloa where the audience is invited to steer the play.
The University of Stirling is putting on a host of exciting events – all of them free – to spread the word about social science to the local community in Clackmannanshire.
A unique art event took place this week in Glasgow chronicling the findings of a research study into the effects of managed alcohol programmes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A new research centre focusing on school curriculum making – the first of its kind in the UK - has opened at the University of Stirling.
In recognition of the impact on those left behind when someone they love dies because of alcohol and drugs, MSPs used a debate on See Beyond – See the Lives – Scotland in the Scottish Parliament this week to call for more compassion and support.
The media can play its part in reducing stigma surrounding substance use, according to two University of Stirling academics.
When Sue Northrop signed up for a Masters in Dementia Studies at the University of Stirling, she was caring for her mother with dementia and finding a new role in life as a community activist. Nine years on, she fronts one of the most progressive dementia groups in the country.
Researchers at the University of Stirling exploring the long-term outcomes for trafficked children in Scotland have found that children face ‘system trauma’ connected to navigating the asylum, welfare and child protection systems.
Marie-Anne N’Guessan came to the University of Stirling on a mission – a very specific one: to learn the skills to run her own school for underprivileged children.
The Queen of Sweden and the former CEO of Mars have received honorary degrees from the University of Stirling.
Health and social care experts at the University of Stirling are taking part in a multi-million pound research endeavour that is expected to lead to major changes in the UK’s health and social care policies.
Miles Briggs MSP has opened up for the first time about his father’s alcohol use, as, together with Monica Lennon MSP, he backs a campaign aimed at reducing the stigma that surrounds deaths due to alcohol and drugs.
The University of Stirling has successfully bid for funding in the first phase of a multi-million pound levelling up programme designed to benefit all four nations of the UK.
The University of Stirling's Dementia Services Development Centre is calling for pubs to take part in dementia-friendly programme to improve lives in the community.
When Professor Kirstein Rummery began researching disability and equality more than three decades ago, little did she know she would one day be living through the same challenges herself.
An expert on ageing and older people at the University of Stirling has been appointed to an influential UK Government taskforce.
‘Everyone knows someone’ is the message behind See Beyond - See the Lives - Scotland, a new campaign from academics and advocacy organisations that aims to reduce the stigma that surrounds deaths due to alcohol and drugs.
We can learn valuable lessons from campaigns that highlight the injustices of Scotland’s witch hunts, says a criminology expert from the University of Stirling.
Primary school children spend less time playing and learning outdoors, University study finds.
An international project led by the University of Stirling is to investigate how people living with dementia can be better included in decisions taken in their communities.
University of Stirling expert in substance use and inclusion health recognised by Academy of Social Sciences
One of the country’s leading experts in substance use and inclusion health, Professor Tessa Parkes, has been made a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.
Social science researchers at the University of Stirling will “hit the ground running” after major £1.25m funding boost
The University of Stirling has received a major funding boost that will have a major impact on social sciences research.
A group of University of Stirling experts in criminology, sociology, law and management is behind a call for improvements to policing technologies in Scotland.
Experts in ageing, dementia and housing at the University of Stirling shared their pioneering research and ambitious plans with UK Government Minister for Scotland Malcolm Offord during a visit to campus today.
Reduced subject choice under Curriculum for Excellence is affecting opportunities and outcomes for Scotland’s young people, research finds
Curriculum narrowing and a reduced choice of school subjects under the Curriculum for Excellence are affecting outcomes for Scotland’s young people, according to a new study from the University of Stirling.
Physical activity needs to be embedded into the culture of care homes in Scotland, according to new research by the University of Stirling.
Two Scottish MSPs with interests in housing, equality and older people have visited the University of Stirling to learn about its advances in improving the lives of people living with dementia.
A multi-disciplinary team of researchers at the University of Stirling found chronic health conditions are a greater cause for concern than COVID-19 and that older people feel safer from catching COVID-19 in healthcare settings than in other places in the community.
New research from UNICEF, supported by experts at the University of Stirling, has estimated that by 2050, every child in the world is expected to be exposed to worsening heatwaves.
New research undertaken by housing and ageing experts at the University of Stirling has found that introducing low tech gadgets to retirement living schemes has a major impact on health and well-being.
An ambitious landmark partnership between the University of Stirling, Forth Valley College and NHS Forth Valley has launched today – with the mission to improve patient care and treatments, and boost health research and staff learning across the region.
Experts from the University of Stirling have created a new tool to support families, businesses and professionals to make homes, premises and public places more accessible to an ageing population and those living with dementia.
A pioneering project introducing iPads to care homes during the pandemic had a significant impact on social isolation, according to experts at the University of Stirling.
New research exploring the impact of stigma on fuelling inequalities experienced by UK disabled adults in later life has secured funding of £2m.
A major forum into housing and dementia, co-chaired by a University of Stirling academic, has published a series of recommendations on living well with the condition.
An MSc Dementia Studies student, who balanced his studies with a full-time job as a care home manager while also raising thousands of pounds for charity, has been recognised with a prestigious award.
A new report has been published examining the Social Return on Investment (SROI) generated by Glasgow’s Helping Heroes (GHH) a partnership between SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity and Glasgow City Council.
New research is set to explore how health services can better support people released from prison in a bid to reduce the numbers dying from substance use, overdose, and suicide.
Vulnerable students are turning to online ‘essay mills’ to purchase written work that they then pass off as their own, threatening academic integrity and exploitation, a new study has found.
The British Academy has announced that the third and final hub of its Early-Career Researcher (ECR) Network – a two-year pilot programme for UK-based postdoctoral researchers in the humanities and social sciences – will be in Scotland.
Only one in five infants taken into care in Scotland who had older brothers or sisters were initially placed with them, according to a new study funded by Scottish Government which has been published today.
Former Chair of the Drug Deaths Taskforce for Scotland Professor Catriona Matheson, University of Stirling and Managing Director of Pharmacy in Practice Johnathan Laird have partnered to convene the inaugural Scottish Pharmacy Alliance meeting to reduce drug-related harms and deaths in Scotland.
A University of Stirling social worker has launched an international network to support social and community workers impacted by the war in Ukraine.
New guidance aiming to tackle and prevent human trafficking has been published by the OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe), supported by the expertise of a University of Stirling social work lecturer.
Two University of Stirling staff members have been announced as Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences.
A team of academics from the University of Stirling has been funded to study the success of a pioneering digital inclusion programme rolled out in care homes during the pandemic
A new major project to examine how primary teachers access and engage with literacy research to inform teaching is underway.
The findings of a new report – led by a University of Stirling expert on behalf of the Veterans’ Scotland Housing Group – will help tackle homelessness among former armed forces personnel.
In a world first, a major new research project is being launched to examine the experiences of LGBT+ people when accessing the benefits system in the UK.