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Congratulations, Peter!

Peter Hillen successfully defended his PhD thesis at his viva on 16th December. [20 Dec 2016]

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Australian Visitor to Social Work

Amanda Howard, Head of Social Work at Newcastel University, New South Wales, Australia, spent some time at the university in December. [20 Dec 2016]

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Join in the ESRC Festival of Social Science!

Every year the Economic & Social Research Council invites academic teachers and researchers to share their knowledge and findings with members of the public - so that there can be a real sharing of ideas. This year, two events are drawn from Social Work research. [19 Sep 2016]

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Does it take a village to raise a child?

Adult & child relationships today - Sunday Morning with... - 14/08/2016 - @bbcradioscot [16 Aug 2016]

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Putting Caring Conversations into Practice

Waverley Care has launched a new resource for GPs and other health care workers that will help them talk to patients about HIV. [07 Aug 2016]

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Social work is at the Edinburgh Fringe!

We are delighted that one of recent PhD graduates is performing at the Edinburgh festival fringe this year. [07 Aug 2016]

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Farewell, Bob Holman - leader and friend

The social work community generally is saddened by the death of Bob Holman on 15th June. We at Edinburgh are particularly so. Bob was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science in Social Science from the University in 2014 for the massive contribution he made to Scottish and UK social work. [17 Jun 2016]

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Child protection project begins

The first seminar of the ESRC funded Revisiting Child Protection in Scotland project was held on 13 June at Scottish Government [13 Jun 2016]

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Edinburgh article wins award!

An article written by Viv Cree and Janan Dean has been given the award of joint Best Empirical Article of 2015 by 'Social Work Education, The International Journal'. [22 Apr 2016]

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Evaluation report on mentoring services for ex-offenders

Prof Bill Whyte and Dr Steve Kirkwood contributed to an evaluation of Scottish Government funded mentoring services for ex-offenders. [14 Feb 2016]

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New book published on Therapeutic Child Care

Dr Autumn Roesch-Marsh has published a new book on therapeutic child care, with colleagues Ruth Emond (Stirling Uni) and Laura Steckley (Strathclyde Uni). [12 Jan 2016]

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