University's visiting scholars to forge new international links

| Research, 2019

Leading academics from around the world are bringing their skills to the University of Dundee as part of a major new initiative. The University is welcoming experts from Canada, China, Hungary, New Zealand, and the United States for the inaugural Institute for Social Sciences Research (ISSR) Global Scholars Programme. A collaboration between Dundee’s School of Social Sciences and School of Education and Social Work, the ISSR is using the initiative to forge international links through interdisciplinary research. The quintet will spend up to three months in Scotland, collaborating with Dundee academic...

Congratulations to SESW Internal Seed Grant Research Awardees

| Research, 2019

Congratulations to the following recipients for a 2019 Internal Seed Grant Research Award. Investigating the role of age and length of attendance at a nature kindergarten on nature connectedness in children below the age of six (PIs: Alexia Barrable and Lauren Boath) Hearing the voices of people with problematic drug use: learning from the experts (PIs: Jane Fenton and Scott Duncan) International Social Work: Transferability, application and synergies of social work curriculum and knowledge (PIs: Susan Levy and Richard Ingram)...

Scottish pupils joint best in reading comprehension in the UK according to major survey

| Research, 2019

The largest literacy study ever conducted in the UK and Ireland has shown that Scottish pupils had the joint greatest level of reading comprehension amongst the home nations, alongside Northern Ireland. The annual What Kids are Reading Report, analysed by the University of Dundee’s Professor Keith Topping, was written using data compiled by literacy and assessment provider Renaissance UK. The study analysed the reading habits of 1,057,720 pupils across the UK and Ireland, including 29,524 in Scotland. Despite Scottish pupils having the highest comprehension levels, on average they are reading the le...

European Social Work Research Conference - Symposium on Arts in Social Work

| Research, 2019

Susan Levy, Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Dundee, will be leading a symposium on Arts in Social Work with colleagues from England, the Netherlands and Israel at the European Social Work Research Conference (ESWRA) in Leuven, Belgium in April 2019.  Susan will also present a paper on social care in Scottish prisons based on a recent Social Work Scotland funded project with Fiona Kumari Campbell, Lynn Kelly and Fernando Fernandes. Lynn Kelly will present on the project at the European Association of Schools of Social Work (EASSW) in Madrid in June 2019. Susan Levy has also been ap...

Community Education Team - Successful Funding Bids

| Research, 2019

Members of the Community Education team have recently been involved in a successful funding bid to the Scottish University Insight Institute. The project will be looking at international collaborations on vulnerable youth affected by homelessness. Led by the University of Dundee's School of Dentistry, the project will bring together practitioners, policy makers, academics and social activists from a range of areas, and  countries. Community Education team members have also made a successful bid for an internal Global Challenges Research Funding grant.  The grant will be used to support the settin...