Most recent features
Feature | 23 September 2014 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media
A new video from the esrc centre for economic performance (cep) shows that mental health is crucial for wellbeing, and that modern therapies for mental health problems have no net cost to the public purse.
Feature | 27 September 2013 | Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media
Children can become fearful of harmless things, including a simple flower, just from the facial expression of an adult, according to a new esrc-funded study.
Feature | 23 August 2013 | General public, Press/media, Schools
Serious illness, struggling to hold down a regular job and poor social relationships are some of the negative outcomes in adulthood facing those who were victim of bullying in childhood.
Feature | 21 June 2013 | General public, Press/media
People who voluntarily go missing usually stay close to home, according to new research. Findings from the esrc-funded project geographies of missing people were presented at the 1st international conference on missing children and adults, held in so ...
Feature | 23 May 2013 | General public, Press/media, Schools
People with dementia can still make decisions in their everyday lives, and with support from partners can continue to do so as their condition advances, research from the esrc suggests.
Feature | 14 February 2013 | Business, General public, Press/media, Schools
The recession has had a profound impact on britain's workplaces - but findings from the workplace employment relations study show that parts of working life have actually improved since the survey was last conducted in 2004.
Feature | 25 September 2012 | General public, Press/media, Schools
A new esrc-funded project chronicles the stories of those who choose to disappear and become a missing person. The findings will be used to train police, inform government policy and design services to support those who disappear and their families.
Feature | 24 July 2012 | General public, Press/media, Schools, Voluntary sector
'women talk, men bottle things up' is a popular stereotype. But it's not simply a gender divide; age, generation and class are also important in how we deal with emotional issues, according to recent research.
Feature | 22 May 2012 | General public, Press/media, Schools
Financial problems, marital difficulties, job loss and personal illness can trigger episodes of bipolar depression and mania, according to new research findings.
Feature | 03 May 2012 | General public, Policymakers, Public sector, Schools, Voluntary sector
A new report by the all-party parliamentary group on social mobility has identified seven 'key truths' about social mobility, drawing on esrc-funded research.
Most recent case studies
Case Study | 30 April 2014 | General public, International, Press/media, Voluntary sector
New research has informed the development of aids-related policy in sub-saharan africa, improving the life chances of children who have been orphaned by hiv and aids.
Case Study | 01 March 2013 | Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media
Datasets from the esrc-funded uk data service were used in a policy model which underpinned the scottish bill on minimum pricing of alcohol.
Case Study | 19 August 2011 | General public, Press/media, Schools
Resilient therapy, a successful resilience-boosting practice developed through esrc-funded research by professor angie hart, has been embedded in two community organisations.
Most recent press releases
Press Release | 01 November 2013 | Academic, Policymakers, Press/media
Health service providers could learn from new zealand maoris when it comes to helping adults who have had mental health problems to get back on their feet, new research suggests. In maori culture close family and friends are intimately involved with ...
Press Release | 24 June 2013 | Academic, Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
Research suggests that it is andy murrayâ€™s ability to manage his goals, as well as his skill, determination and motivation that makes him such a successful athlete according to new research funded by the economic and social research council
Press Release | 18 April 2013 | Academic, Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media
People with depression often feel their life is out of control. Research funded by the economic and social research council (esrc) suggests that these feeling may be caused by subtle changes in the way depressed people perceive time and process their ...
Press Release | 05 March 2010 | General public, Press/media
The population of the uk is ageing. Sixteen per cent of the uk population is 65 or older, and for the first time, there are more people over the age of 65 than there are under the age of 18.
Most recent grants
Professor Heather Gage | 31 March 2014
Research to assess policies and strategies for dementia in the young (rhapsody) aims primarily to analyse the health and social care systems and infrastructures available to the severely burdened yet underserved group of people with young onset demen ...
Professor Gillian Livingston | 01 March 2014
The marque programme “managing agitation and raising quality of life” aims to reduce agitation and increase quality of life in people with dementia. Our group has completed a funded systematic literature review on interventions to reduce ...
Dr Abigail Millings | 24 February 2014
The applying relationships science to contemporary interventions seminar series is a 3-year programme of nine mini-conferences designed to facilitate dialogue around relationships science between key stakeholders in contemporary interventions. Events ...
Dr Sarah Halligan | Psychology | 06 February 2014
Children exposed to trauma are at risk of adverse psychological outcomes, most significantly post-traumatic stress disorder (ptsd) and other problems with anxiety. The social context, and particularly how parents respond, is likely to be of importanc ...
Professor Elizabeth Meins | Developmental psychology | 28 January 2014
This professorial fellowship focuses on extending the real-world impact of the academic literature on caregivers' ‘mind-mindedness’ - the ability to 'tune in' to what a young child may be thinking or feeling. Previous research has demonst ...
Dr David Jones | 13 January 2014
This seminar series is designed to promote thought and new perspectives on the difficulties posed by people who have major problems in their lives and their relationships - who are sometimes given the diagnosis of 'personality disorder'. At their mos ...
Dr Ian Mitchell | Forensic Psychology | 02 January 2014
Sexual offenders can be categorised in terms of whether they commit their offences against adult women or children. However, this simple categorisation does not necessarily reflect the underlying psychological characteristics of individuals who commi ...
Professor Linda Clare | 01 January 2014
Enabling people with dementia and carers to ‘live well’ with the condition is a key uk policy objective. The aim of this project is to identify what helps people to live well or makes it difficult to live well in the context of having dem ...
Professor Carol Dezateux | Demography (General) | 01 January 2014
The life study is designed to investigate influences operating in early life, which have implications for the health, well-being and development of children and the adults they will become. The life study will develop a rich resource of longitudinal ...
Dr Benjamin Baumberg | Social Policy | 11 December 2013
Over a million older people claim incapacity benefits in britain, on the grounds that their health or disability stops them from working - four times as many as those claiming unemployment benefits, despite the downturn. But what does it actually mea ...
Most recent outputs
Yue Leng | 30 April 2014 | Science & Technology Studies | Journal article
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Michael J. Green | 30 April 2014 | Sociology | Journal article
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Katrin Auspurg | 30 April 2014 | Sociology | Working paper
This paper presents some preliminary findings from wave 5 of the innovation panel (ip5) of understanding society: the uk household longitudinal study. Understanding society is a major panel survey in the uk. In february 2012, the fifth wave of the in ...
Peter Lynn | 30 April 2014 | Sociology | Working paper
Researchers often assume that respondent burden influences survey participation propensity and that interview length is a good indicator of burden. However, there is little evidence of the effect of interview length on subsequent participation propen ...
Alita Nandi | 30 April 2014 | Sociology | Working paper
Public and academic debate has revealed concern with the extent and implications of national identification among minority groups in western societies. In this paper we present new analysis of understanding society that expands the limited evidence o ...
S C Noah Uhrig | 30 April 2014 | Sociology | Working paper
Is there a link between sexuality and poverty? if so, has this relationship changed over time? what anti-poverty policies might be relevant to address issues related to sexuality and poverty? the report synthesises literature and adds top-line findin ...
Ayse K Uskul | 30 April 2014 | Sociology | Working paper
In this note we take a first look at the extent to which ethnic minorities in the uk maintain or diverge from the diet associated with their country of origin; and whether those who maintain their ethnic origin diet eat more or less healthily. We fin ...
Alita Nandi | 30 April 2014 | Sociology | Working paper
Gundi Knies | 30 April 2014 | Sociology | Working paper
Using a rich, nationally representative data set with a large sample of minorities and matched small area characteristics, we explore differences in life satisfaction for ethnic groups living in uk. We test the hypothesis that minorities will be less ...
Alexandru Cernat | 30 April 2014 | Sociology | Working paper
The quasi-simplex model makes use of at least three repeated measures of the same variable to estimate its reliability. The model has rather strict assumptions about how various parameters in the model are related to each other. Previous studies have ...