ESRC press coverage
72.7K views | +30 today
Follow
 
Scooped by ESRC
onto ESRC press coverage
Scoop.it!

£2m look at social business

A £2 million study of the impact of Glasgow's social enterprises is about to begin. The city has 500 social enterprise businesses - a quarter of the total in Scotland -and the study will look at how these affect health and wellbeing. It will discover how the organisation affect the health and well-being of people and communities in Glasgow and across Scotland.

more...
No comment yet.
ESRC press coverage
Curated by ESRC press office esrc favicon
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

University studies or taking leadership roles 'helps prevent dementia'

University studies or taking leadership roles 'helps prevent dementia' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The study of 2,315 mentally fit over 65s at the University of Exeter found those who challenged their brain in early or mid life were more resilient to changes resulting from age or illness.

ESRC's insight:

Cognitive Function and Ageing Study Wales (CFAS-Wales) is funded by the ESRC.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Who really bears the burden of tax?

Who really bears the burden of tax? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A recent House of Commons Briefing Paper on Stamp duty land tax (SDLT) on residential property includes some interesting statistics, prompting us to consider the question - who really bears the burden of tax?

ESRC's insight:

The ESRC funded Institute for Fiscal Studies is referenced in this article.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

These local elections make a national point: voting should be compulsory

These local elections make a national point: voting should be compulsory | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

British democracy is in crisis, with turnouts likely to be lower than ever. Let’s save young people from themselves - by marching them off to the polling station.

ESRC's insight:

This article references research undertaken by the ESRC funded British Election Study.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

The 12 things you should probably delete from your Facebook page

The 12 things you should probably delete from your Facebook page | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Social media giant Facebook now has more users than the population of China and the USA combined and with the increasing amount of private information people are prepare to share on their page, hackers could be having a field day.

ESRC's insight:

This article references Robin Dunbar, who has received funding from the ESRC.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Housing policy needs to be based on evidence

Housing policy needs to be based on evidence | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

UK politicians have a track record of making policy based on assumptions about how things work, rather than real research.

ESRC's insight:

Professor  Ken Gibb, University of Glasgow is director of the new  ESRC funded Collaborative Centre for Housing Research.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Researcher's first project prompts new EU approach to fuel poverty

Researcher's first project prompts new EU approach to fuel poverty | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A Manchester PhD student’s early research has provided the European Union (EU) with a new tool for measuring fuel poverty and gathered European-wide momentum behind helping the 54 million European households that currently struggle to heat and power their homes.

ESRC's insight:

Dr Harriet Thomson’s central role in changing the European Commission’s approach to fuel poverty has gained her the £10,000 award for Outstanding Early Career Impact in the 2017 Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Celebrating Impact Prize.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Scotland's top civil engineering experts to tackle water crises

Some of Scotland's top civil engineering and water management experts will gather in Dundee to devise crucial solutions to urgent global water issues.

ESRC's insight:

The ESRC contributes funding towards the RCUK Global Challenges Research Fund

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

With a little help from my friends

With a little help from my friends | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A psychologist explores how grooming, singing and dancing underpin human relationships.

ESRC's insight:

Robin Dunbar has received funding from the ESRC for his research 'Darwins Medicine: Evolutionary psychology and its applications'.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Traute Meyer discussing migration on South Today

Traute Meyer discussing migration on South Today | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Professor Traute Meyer of the Centre for Population Change discusses migration on the BBC South Today, 30 May (from 7 minutes 20 seconds to 8 minutes 40 seconds of the programme).

ESRC's insight:

The Centre for Population Change receives funding from the ESRC.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Don't expect any favours from the new Europhile in the Élysée

Don't expect any favours from the new Europhile in the Élysée | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Brexit, as readers of the Red Box know all too well, has countless implications for Britain. One of them is that everything becomes about us.

ESRC's insight:

Professor Anand Menon is Director of the ESRC funded  UK in a Changing Europe

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

'Cash-starved' schools in plea to parents to campaign for more funding

'Cash-starved' schools in plea to parents to campaign for more funding | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

'Cash-starved' schools in plea to parents to campaign for more funding

ESRC's insight:

Article cites the ESRC-funded Institute for Fiscal Studies

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Five Ways Social Media Can Wreak Havoc On Your Love Life

Five Ways Social Media Can Wreak Havoc On Your Love Life | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Here's five reasons why excessive social media can run riot on your love life, creating arguments and ruining sex.

ESRC's insight:

Article cites the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (NATSAL) which received funding from the ESRC

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Immigration power needed, says expert

Immigration power needed, says expert | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Scotland's working population is likely to shrink because the UK government is willing to inflict "collateral damage" on the country in its drive to reduce immigration, an expert claimed.

ESRC's insight:

The Centre for Population Change (CPC) was established in January 2009. Funded by the ESRC, it is the UK's first research centre on population change.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Cardiff University Studies Seafarers' Religious Lives

Cardiff University Studies Seafarers' Religious Lives | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The religious and spiritual experiences of seafarers, and ministry amongst port chaplains, will be explored in a new project by Cardiff University’s Seafarers International Research Centre (SIRC)

ESRC's insight:

Article cites ESRC-funded Cardiff University's Seafarers International Research Centre (SIRC)

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Unless public spending is prioritised, it won't just be the rich paying more tax

Unless public spending is prioritised, it won't just be the rich paying more tax | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

If nothing else, Labour has mastered the art of timing. "We're asking high earners to pay a modest bit more," John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor, said about Labour's tax plans over the weekend as The Sunday Times Rich List dropped on to doormats across the country. 

ESRC's insight:

Paul Johnson, Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) is referenced in this article. The IFS receives funding from the ESRC.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Why drinking is now the dullest thing you can do at a pub

Why drinking is now the dullest thing you can do at a pub | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Across the country, community-owned pubs are hosting activities like massage, lullabies for babies and financial advice. Could this model save Britain's locals?

ESRC's insight:

Professor Robin Dunbar, who received ESRC funding for his research 'Darwins medicine: evolutionary psychology and its applications' is quoted in this article.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Soil erosion in Tanzania – in pictures

Soil erosion in Tanzania – in pictures | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Jali Ardhi, or 'care for the land' project, studies the impact of soil erosion on Maasai communities and their grazing lands. Photojournalist Carey Marks captures the changing landscape, its people - and the challenges they face.

ESRC's insight:

This project was funded via the Global Challenges Research Fund: Building Resilience

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

How virtual reality can increase accuracy in risky jobs

How virtual reality can increase accuracy in risky jobs | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Virtual reality technology that could help train nuclear scientists, pilots and surgeons has been unveiled at the University of Exeter.

ESRC's insight:

David Vine received funding from the ESRC.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Callous? Unemotional? Chances are you won't be losing any sleep over it

Callous? Unemotional? Chances are you won't be losing any sleep over it | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

If you’ve ever suffered from problems with your emotions or behaviour, you might have struggled with disturbed sleep, too. But are emotional or behavioural difficulties always associated with poor sleep?

ESRC's insight:

Dan Denis is a postdoctoral researcher in the Center for Sleep and Cognition at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School. He has previously received funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Roehampton Uni professor's fight against forced marriage and honour crimes recognised in Queen's Birthday honours

Roehampton Uni professor's fight against forced marriage and honour crimes recognised in Queen's Birthday honours | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A University of Roehampton Professor is among the 1,000 recipients of the Queen’s Birthday honours that were announced earlier this week.

ESRC's insight:

Professor Aisha Gill won an ESRC Impact Prize in 2015 for Outstanding Impact in Public Policy.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

UK launches ‘world first’ greenhouse gas removal programme

UK launches ‘world first’ greenhouse gas removal programme | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The UK has launched an £8.6m research programme on ways to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere in an effort to counteract global warming.

ESRC's insight:

The research programme will be joint funded by ESRC and other partners

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

School cutbacks put 'education system at risk'

School cutbacks put 'education system at risk' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Head teachers say government required savings risk destabilising education.

ESRC's insight:

The Institute for Fiscal Studies receives funding from the ESRC.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Dudley academic recognised with national award

Dudley academic recognised with national award | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Dr Sarah Mills received the Gill Memorial Award from the Royal Geographical Society in recognition of her 'outstanding early career research in cultural geography'.

ESRC's insight:

Dr Sarah Millls has held two ESRC Fellowships - "A rite of passage?": The National Citizen Service and the Geographies of Youth Citizenship and Geographies of Youth Citizenship in Scouting.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Poorer students 'far more likely' not to apply for university over debt fears

Poorer students 'far more likely' not to apply for university over debt fears | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Teenagers from poorer backgrounds are more likely to be put off applying to university due to concerns about debt, according to a study.

ESRC's insight:

The Centre for Research on Learning and Life Chances (LLAKES) receives funding from the ESRC.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ESRC
Scoop.it!

Families in Britain 'facing £3,000 cuts to income'

Families in Britain 'facing £3,000 cuts to income' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Families across Britain face cuts in their incomes of up to £3,000 a year as a benefits clampdown bites far harder, leading economists warned today. The Institute for Fiscal Studies said benefit cuts since the 2015 general  election had so far been limited - but that there is more pain yet to come, especially as inflation rises towards three per cent.

ESRC's insight:

The Institute for Fiscal Studies receives funding from the ESRC.

more...
No comment yet.