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Rod Rhodes

International recognition for Southampton’s Professor of Government

18 December 2012

A prominent University of Southampton professor has been internationally recognised for his achievements.

Enhancing Southampton’s research impact

18 December 2012

A new team has been created at the University of Southampton to bring together world-leading researchers with key policy-makers and practitioners.

Langman prize for Sociology PhD student

13 December 2012

A PhD student in the Division of Sociology and Social Policy has been awarded the Mary Langman Prize for an essay on the ‘Peckham Experiment’ and its relevance to contemporary health policy.

Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) is more likely in hospital births than home births

27 November 2012

A study published today has found that, among women in the UK with ‘low-risk’ pregnancies, those who intend to give birth in hospital are significantly more likely to experience a postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) than those who intend to give birth at home.

The Effect of Austerity on Active Citizenship in Europe events, 6-7 December

27 November 2012

This two-day event series is intended to examine the project findings and its future policy and research implications.

Opening up the debate on social enterprise - live Guardian panel on Friday 23 November

21 November 2012

A Social Sciences academic has been opening up the debate recently on sharing social enterprise expertise.

The role of the EU as an international climate actor

21 November 2012

A one-day conference 21st November, 2012 - Mercure Wessex Hotel, Winchester, UK

Listen out for our US elections comment on BBC Regional radio

6 November 2012

Tomorrow morning (7 November) academic Dr Russell Bentley will be doing a series of interviews to comment on the US election results.

Gerontology Senior Research Assistant/ Research Fellow post

30 October 2012

The Centre for Research on Ageing invite applications to work on a new project entitled ‘Pension protection for minority ethnic groups in Britain: determinants, prospects and policy implications’, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council’s Secondary Data Analysis Initiative.

Exchange partnership on the cards for Social Sciences and India

23 October 2012

A Social Sciences academic has recently returned from India where he has been meeting with institutions to discuss the potential to create international partnerships and joint programmes.

Southampton launches unique degree programme in Web Science

22 October 2012

The University of Southampton has launched a unique new Web Science undergraduate degree that is the first of its kind in the UK.

Sociology Professors on Guardian live chat 23 October

19 October 2012

Academics from Sociology will take part in the Guardian's live Q&A on changing the role of volunteers and paid staff

US election campaign - expert comment

17 October 2012

Politics lecturer Dr Russell Bentley has been giving comment to the media on developments in the US election

New ESRC project on pensions and ethnic minorities

16 October 2012

Members of staff from the Centre for Research on Ageing have secured funding to examine the pension protection among working-age and retired individuals from ethnic minority groups in the UK.

Head of Social Sciences appears on BBC's More or Less programme

15 October 2012

Head of Social Sciences and Centre for Population Change Director, Professor Jane Falkingham, appeared on the BBC World Service More Or Less programme, ‘Predicting the global population’, at the weekend.

3 PhD scholarships - deadline this week

8 October 2012

We have a series of three PhD studentships available to explore the challenges around population and ageing.

UN International Day of Older Persons: new Ageing USRG website

1 October 2012

The world will celebrate the 22nd Anniversary of the United Nations International Day of Older Persons on 1 October and on the same day the new Ageing USRG website will be launched.

Exploring how to manage the risk of Olympic organisation

1 October 2012

Southampton risk analysis expert Dr Will Jennings has recently had an opinion piece published in the prestigious Harvard Business Review (HBR).

Placement brings Social Sciences student University award

28 September 2012

Kenny McCarthy, a Year 3 BSc Applied Social Sciences (Anthropology) student, has received a University award for his work on a four week Social Sciences organised summer placement with Community Action Hampshire.

International recognition for Professor of the History of Social Policy

24 September 2012

A Professor in the Division of Sociology and Social Policy has been internationally recognised for his work as a co-author on a book exploring the changing body of the western world.

Dr Vlachantoni

Teaching award for Gerontology lecturer

12 September 2012

Dr Athina Vlachantoni, Lecturer in Gerontology at the Centre for Research on Ageing, was awarded the Vice Chancellor's Teaching Award.

Social Sciences academic hits the airwaves about US elections

11 September 2012

A Social Sciences academic from the University of Southampton had been hitting the airwaves commenting on the United States of America elections.

Study shows women are starting families later in life because they are spending longer in education

10 September 2012

A study by the University of Southampton has shown that women are having children later in life mainly because they are spending longer in education.

Southampton population experts assess jump in numbers living in England and Wales

19 July 2012

The results of the 2011 census were revealed this week, showing a jump in the population of England & Wales to 56 million - the single-largest surge since records began.

Can climate policies be fair? Workshop explores issue

10 July 2012

The workshop "Can Climate Policies Be Fair" took place on 5 July, at the Royal Statistical Society, London

Crises and risk at the Olympics investigated in new book by Southampton academic

25 June 2012

Senior Lecturer Dr Will Jennings has written a book detailing how the organisers of the Olympic Games have managed crises and risk throughout its history.

Study aims to transform cities to healthier and lower carbon places to live

22 June 2012

Engineers and social scientists at the University of Southampton are working on a low carbon research project which could transform the way cities are built, as well as the way we live in them.

Southampton researcher to receive prestigious national fellowship

18 June 2012

A social scientist from the University of Southampton has been awarded a British Academy postdoctoral fellowship.

Size of voluntary sector workforce larger than previous estimates, says new research

12 June 2012

New research from Social Sciences at the University of Southampton suggests that there are more employees in the voluntary sector than previously thought.

Dr Clare Saunders innovates teaching delivery

12 June 2012

A Higher Education Academy teaching development grant has been awarded to engage end-users of political research in developing online material for Southampton politics students.

ESRC/NERC Interdisciplinary PhD studentship for October 2012 start

1 June 2012

The ESRC Social Science Doctoral Training Centre at the University of Southampton is pleased to announce an additional ESRC/NERC joint studentship in an area of interdisciplinary environmental research.

New film highlights our research into sibling bonds

31 May 2012

A study that investigated the impact of our relationships with our brothers and sisters has been featured in a new film.

‘Mixed’ family mums ensure minority culture continues in the home

15 May 2012

The mothers of Britain’s 'mixed families' are ensuring their children learn about their heritage and culture, according to a development project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and led by a researcher in Social Sciences.

Prestigious Fellowship awarded by British Academy

8 May 2012

Chris Armstrong has been awarded a prestigious Mid-Career Fellowship by the British Academy, to run from October 2012 until October 2013.

Southampton researchers lead two international projects to help people out of poverty around the world

1 May 2012

Researchers at the University of Southampton, including Social Sciences, are about to embark on two international studies to improve the lives of more than one billion people who live in poverty around the world.

Rod Rhodes appointed Professor of Government

16 March 2012

PAIR and C2G2 are delighted to announce the appointment of Rod Rhodes as Professor of Government.

Address barriers to housing ex-offenders, says research

9 March 2012

Ex-offenders face significant barriers to securing accommodation, says research from the Third Sector Research Centre.

Commonwealth Scholarships for MSc Gerontology (Distance Learning)

16 February 2012

The Centre for Research on Ageing, in collaboration with the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission, is offering ten scholarships for students to study on the MSc Gerontology (Distance Learning) programme in 2012-13.

New research finds sport is effective in reducing reoffending rates

19 January 2012

A new research project into the role of sport in rehabilitating young prisoners has found that sport can be effective in reducing the reconviction rate of offenders.

Professor Edwards shares ‘reasons to be cheerful’ with Radio 4 listeners

11 January 2012

Professor Rosalind Edwards was part of the 'Reasons to be Cheerful' Radio 4 programme broadcast 7 January 2012, talking about the nature of past and contemporary relationships between parents and children.

New Year’s Honour for Professor Judith Petts

9 January 2012

Professor Judith Petts‚ Dean of the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences‚ which encompasses Social Sciences, has been awarded a CBE in the New Year’s Honours list.