12 June 2015
Professor Jane Falkingham, one of the leading voices on population studies and demographic change in recent years, has been awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) for services to Social Science in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for 2015.
3 June 2015
The Department of Gerontology is seeking to appoint two Lectureships in Gerontology (Level 4 or 5) with experience in research in the field of ageing in one or more of the following fields: in Africa, China or in south-east Asia; or in social policy in the UK, Europe or international. One post is fixed term for 2 years in the first instance as it is linked to the creation of a new MSc in Global Ageing and Policy (Distance Learning).
18 May 2015
Patrick Sturgis, Professor of Research Methodology in Social Statistics and Demography at Southampton, has been announced as Chair of an inquiry set up to examine errors in the pre-election opinion polls for the 2015 General Election campaign.
16 April 2015
A healthy and active old age is a reality for many Europeans and is a genuine possibility for many more, despite the 2008 economic crash and years of austerity measures, according to a new United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and European Commission (EC) report, produced at the University of Southampton.
23 March 2015
A University of Southampton study has concluded that an independent national survey of both serving and former prisoners is urgently required to better understand the scale of consensual and coercive sex in prison.
24 February 2015
Dr Pathik Pathak, Faculty Director for Social Entrepreneurship, has been selected by the British Council Vietnam to consult on their new initiative looking at social enterprise in Vietnamese universities.
26 January 2015
Two PhD students will be presenting their research at the United Nations FAO Inland Fisheries conference in Rome this week.
20 January 2015
Dean of Social, Human and Mathematical Sciences, Professor Jane Falkingham has appeared on BBC Breakfast as part of a live TV broadcast focusing on life expectancy and our ageing population.
15 January 2015
Social Sciences staff from the University’s Centre for Population Change (CPC) will appear on BBC Breakfast on Friday morning (16 January) to discuss the issues around life expectancy and living longer.
7 January 2015
Working to benefit a good cause increases productivity by up to 30 per cent, according to the findings of a new study from Economics at the University of Southampton.