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The latest news stories from the Cardiff School of Social Sciences:


Meet our new Head of School: Professor Amanda Coffey

21 Aug 2014

Professor Amanda Coffey has begun her role as the new Head of School for Social Sciences.


Discovering the impact of the horse meat scandal using social media

21 Aug 2014

Cardiff University researchers will discover public perceptions of the recent horse meat scandal for the first time by analysing social media data.


Health Minister launches new children’s social care research centre

23 May 2014

Mark Drakeford AM has launched new CASCADE research centre that will focus on children’s social care in Wales.


Tweeting the Terror

22 May 2014

COSMOS study finds Twitter love for Lee Rigby stronger than hate for his killers


Engaging in public dialogue

16 May 2014

Dr Richard Watermeyer has led three large scale UK-wide consultations with the public to evaluate their views on emerging science and technology research and policies.


Prestigious Sellin-Glueck award for Cardiff criminologist

12 May 2014

Professor Mike Levi is this year’s recipient of the Sellin-Glueck award in criminology, the highest award given by The American Society of Criminology to scholars from outside the USA. 


Two SOCSI staff elected as Fellows of The Learned Society of Wales

24 April 2014

Professor Paul Atkinson and Dr Sara Delamont have been elected to The Learned Society of Wales in the 2014 Election of new Fellows. 


Academics join forces to call for children’s equal protection from physical assault

28 March 2014

A group of senior Welsh academics have come together to call for the Welsh Government to bring forward legislation to remove the legal defence of ‘reasonable punishment’ for adults who physically assault children.


Research results used to prompt the skills debate

19 March 2014

Research results emerging from the Skills and Employment Survey continue to inform the skills debate. 


Cardiff professor is first ever academic appointed to College of Policing committee

12 March 2014

Professor Martin Innes is the first ever academic appointed to the College of Policing’s professional committee to provide his expertise into a range of national policing issues.


Cardiff research sparks nationwide action for compulsory sex and relationships education

7 March 2014

Findings from recent research into pre-teen experiences of sexism and sexual harassment are being used to support a protest march at Downing Street.


New drive for WAVE of change on gender pay gap in Wales

4 March 2014

Women Adding Value to the Economy (WAVE) project release major new report revealing the full extent of gender segregated working in Wales.


Cardiff ranked top 100 in the world for Sociology

3 March 2014

Cardiff University has been ranked in the top 100 for Sociology in the most recent QS World University Rankings.


FGM in Wales 'largely unreported' say researchers

6 February 2014

Dozens of women and girls in Wales are at risk of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), according to experts at the School of Social Sciences.


Involving young people in research

21 January 2014

An innovative advisory group made up of young people has helped raise their aspirations while improving the quality of public health research.


UPSI secures grant to advance policing research

13 January 2014

The Universities’ Police Science Institute (UPSI) has been awarded £46,000 from the College of Policing to strengthen links between academics and the police.


Gender pay gap still a major issue in Wales

18 December 2013

The underlying gender pay gap in Wales is significantly wider than the latest headline UK earning figures would indicate according to recent research.


Three SOCSI papers nominated for prestigious SAGE prize

11 December 2013

Papers by SOCSI academics have been nominated for the SAGE Prize in Innovation and Excellence


Britain in 2014

10 December 2013

Research at the School of Social Sciences featured in the latest edition of the ESRC’s flagship magazine ‘Britain in’.


Lifetime Achievement Award for Dr Sara Delamont

6 December 2013

Dr Sara Delamont honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at Cardiff University’s Celebrating Excellence Awards


Girls and boys speak out on sexism and sexual harassment

5 December 2013

Breakthrough research has revealed how pre-teen boys and girls feel about growing up in an increasingly sexist society.


Tracing public reaction to Lee Rigby murder

4 December 2013

New research led by UPSI will examine the community impacts of the Lee Rigby murder using innovative social media analysis


Uncharted Territory

28 November 2013

Research reveals new evidence on violence against women from asylum-seeker, refugee and migrant communities in Wales


Hip Hop, Power and Resistance

27 November 2013

MOBO award-winning hip hop artist Akala to deliver guest lecture to social science students. 



27 November 2013

New app developed by Cardiff researchers enables users to measure their understanding of different groups in society.


Funding boost for research on adoption in Wales

13 November 2013

Two new Welsh Government funded projects to help improve experiences for adopted children in Wales


Professor Paul Atkinson delivers NCRM Annual Lecture

8 October 2013

Watch a video of Professor Atkinson presenting his lecture, 'Why do fieldwork?'


How do we learn to be religious?

6 November 2013

New book looks at Muslims’ success in passing faith on to next generation


Transforming lives of children and young people in care

22 October 2013

Cardiff to lead new study to improve outcomes of children in care in Wales


Developing social work training

17 October 2013

Cardiff to work with Care Council on UK’s most comprehensive training initiatives


State of the Campus 2013

8 October 2013

SOCSI students carry out largest listening campaign on a UK university campus to identify and address main issues putting pressure on Cardiff students.


Overhauling quantitative social science training

3 October 2013

Cardiff awarded a share of £19.5 million for ambitious programme


Celebrating the life and work of Erving Goffman

30 September 2013

Special conference held to mark 30 years since Erving Goffman published his Presidential Address to the American Sociological Association. More


Professor Randall Collins visits Cardiff to give Distinguished Lecture

30 September 2013

Cardiff welcomes eminent American sociologist to present lecture on Violence as Emotional Dominance. More


Hate Crime still a daily reality for people in Wales claims new study

23 September 2013

The findings from the biggest hate crime study ever carried out in Wales and England is launched at the Senedd by Jeff Cuthbert AM. More


Pathway students achieve their ambition to study Social Science

18 September 2013

The first cohort of Pathway to Social Science students have joined the Cardiff School of Social Sciences after successfully completing the first part of their learning Pathway at the University’s Centre for Lifelong Learning. More 


Study finds evidence of black markets for junk food in schools

10 September 2013

Recent school food legislation in England completely banning a wide range of products in state-maintained schools may have done more harm than good. More