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2020

Care home study maps lockdown impact on families

A new study is to gauge how lockdown restrictions have affected the families of care home residents. Edinburgh researchers and colleagues at other Scottish universities will assess the psychological impact – and the wider social repercussions – of distancing and other Covid-19 related constraints. [03 Jul 2020]

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Remembering Vivienne Triseliotis (Lecturer MSW, 1958-1970)

We were saddened to hear of the death of Vivienne Triseliotis on 20th April 2020. Vivienne (then Laughton) had been a much valued and highly regarded member of the social work academic staff at the University of Edinburgh between 1958-1970, lecturing on the medical, childcare and psychiatric social work programmes. [04 May 2020]

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SPS team helps create new safe space for child victims and witnesses of crime in Scotland

A revolutionary new house designed to protect, support and get justice for child victims and witnesses of crime is to be opened in the west of Scotland, with work underway to identify a suitable location, thanks to £1.5 million raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. [06 Apr 2020]

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Congratulations to our MSW student Kaeli King and the other members of Edinburgh University women's rugby team on their win in the National League

We are so proud that our Edinburgh University women's rugby team have won the National League for the first time. Our own MSW student Kaeli King is pictured here. [24 Jan 2020]

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We are delighted to welcome Dr Morena Tartari to the social work subject area as a visiting research fellow from January to April 2020.

Morena Tartari is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow at the Department of Sociology, University of Antwerp, Belgium. The academic career of Dr. Tartari is grounded in her work experience: before entering academia as a sociologist, she worked as a legal psychologist and court-appointed expert in the field of child custody evaluation for about 15 years and as a researcher in the public and private sector. [23 Jan 2020]

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