Month: January 2020

How behavioural science could help us reach zero emissions

Dr David Comerford, Program Director, MSc Behavioural Science, University of Stirling When we talk about innovations to deal with the climate crisis, we tend to think of new technologies developed by physical scientists. Although a real sense of climate emergency now seems to be permeating the global consciousness thanks to recent high-profile campaigning, many of us

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Misogynistic Harassment: Advancing Scots Criminal Law?

Dr Kim Barker, Lecturer in Law, Stirling Law School Dr Olga Jurasz, Senior Lecturer in Law, The Open University Law School The Scottish Government is currently considering reforms to the hate crime framework in Scotland. This law reform agenda is something of a pressing priority given the increase in hate incidents, and the upsurge in

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From bush fires to terrorism: how communities become resilient

Tony Robertson, Lecturer in Social Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Stirling Sandra Engstrom, Lecturer, Social Work, University of Stirling The world has watched in sympathy as Australia has come to terms with the ravages of the worst bush fires on record. Communities have been devastated by this crisis, but many have shown incredible resilience in

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Participation, activism and empowerment for private tenants

Dr Steve Rolfe, Research Fellow, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Stirling, and Dr Lisa Garnham, Public Health Research Specialist, Glasgow Centre for Population Health While tenant participation and engagement in social housing is well researched, the same cannot be said for the private rented sector (PRS). We recently completed a literature review on tenant

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