Supporting Impact

A two-day high profile International Development conference around the over-arching theme of Vulnerability and Resilience was recently hosted by the Leeds Social Sciences Institute and Centre for Global Development. Held on Wednesday, 23 November at Weetwood Hall in Leeds, the event brought together academics, policy-makers, practitioners, private sector, civil society as...

Social Sciences Impact Acceleration Account Opportunity The UK Parliament is piloting an Academic Fellowship Scheme that will offer academic researchers at every stage of their career the rare opportunity to work on specific projects from inside Westminster’s walls. There is no restriction on the duration of Fellowships, however fellowships must be...

Over 40 UAFs, ECRs and PGRs recently attended a seminar that provided insights from editors of leading peer reviewed journals in the social sciences. The event, which was hosted by LSSI in June, combined intellectual discussion with an opportunity for informal networking in the context of a broader debate about...

[toggle title=”Sociology and Social Policy”] Poverty, Inequality and Welfare: Improving Civic Representation and Public Understanding Principal applicant: Dr Daniel Edmiston School: Sociology and Social Policy Project awarded: June 2018 Despite substantial increases in poverty and inequality over the past three decades, the general public remain notably ambivalent towards redistribution and...

LSSI is pleased to be supporting post-graduate researcher (PGR) placements through the University-funded Impact Acceleration Account (IAA), which has been developed in association with the ESRC. The placements will offer the PGRs the opportunity to undertake part-time research projects within local organisations. Working in a research capacity with an external partner, they...

Cars of the future that advise how to drive more safely and economically could bring significant cuts in fuel consumption and emissions. Eco-driving systems offer visual guidance to drivers, usually built in to satellite navigation systems or via smartphone apps. The systems are not yet widely available, but manufacturers are looking...