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Breaking The Chains: Human Rights and Global Mental Health: 23rd November 2017

We are pleased to have Dr Erminia Colucci, University of Middlesex to screen her film titled: ‘Breaking the Chains: Human Rights Abuses of the Mentally Ill’. The film is s an ethnographic documentary that examines the use of physical restraint and confinement of persons' experiencing mental illness in Indonesia, a practice known as pasung (more details on film below). The screening will be followed by a panel discussion chaired by Dr Selena Gleadow Ware, and involving Dr Colucci, Neil Quinn (University of Strathclyde), Professor Jill Stavert (Edinburgh Napier University), and Carol Tibi-Opi. [13 Nov 2017]

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ScOPT Wokshop & University of Social Work Centenary Event: 29th November 2017

Practice Learning – Looking back – Moving forward: a workshop run by ScOPT in conjunction with the University of Edinburgh Social Work [13 Nov 2017]

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Visitor from New Zealand talks about disasters & social work

Dr Carole Adamson met students and staff this week to talk to us about social work's role in disasters. [17 Oct 2017]

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Award for Head of Social Work

Professor Viv Cree has just been given the prestigious award of Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in recognition of her research in social work and especially her work on talking and listening to children and analysis of moral panics. [12 Oct 2017]

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Good University Guide 2018: Edinburgh comes top!

Social Work at Edinburgh is top in The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. [02 Oct 2017]

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Staff changes this semester

This semester sees significant changes in staff in Social Work at Edinburgh [11 Sep 2017]

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Centenary Chair announced

Dr John Devaney has been appointed new Centenary Professor of Social Work at Edinburgh [11 Sep 2017]

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