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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...

The White Rose University Consortium is inviting staff, students and alumni at the universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York to take part in a photography competition. There are prizes of a voucher worth £100 for the winner of each category, £50 for the runner up, and £20 for third place. Categories...

Dr Kate Hardy (LUBS) has received coverage from The Guardian for her research into housing being a mental health issue. Kate received funding from LSSI’s Social Sciences Impact Acceleration Account in October 2016 to develop findings from an action research project with housing campaigners Focus E15 that showed severe health impacts on...

Two members of the Inequalities Research Network, which is supported by Leeds Social Sciences Institute, have been successful in securing funding for ESRC Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Strategic Networks. Socially Inclusive Cities PI: Dr Ghazala Mir, Leeds Institute of Health Sciences ESRC GCRF Strategic Network, £149k The Socially Inclusive...

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...

Brexit: What next? This question was addressed on Wednesday, 12 October in a second open forum co-sponsored by the Leeds Social Sciences Institute, the Leeds University Business School, and the University of Leeds Cities Theme. The event, which was moderated by Professor Gary Dymski (Professor of Applied Economics), brought into dialogue academic...

Are you conducting research or work on social inequality?  Do you have questions or experience to share about theory, methods or practical issues in your field? Would you like to increase your understanding of how to address social inequality in your own work? The Inequalities Research Network invites you to...