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Trail blazing data linkage for looked after children in Scotland

In ground-breaking work the team from Permanently Progressing? Building secure futures for children in Scotland study have been involved in work, never before undertaken, to link and analyse administrative data on looked after children collected by the Scottish Government and… Continue Reading →

Permanently Progressing?

Permanently Progressing? – Building secure futures for children in Scotland is a ground breaking research study run jointly by teams at the University of Stirling and the University of York and in collaboration with the Adoption and Fostering Alliance (AFA)… Continue Reading →

Using policy studies and evidence to make an impact

Paul Cairney (@CairneyPaul), Professor of Politics and Public Policy (Faculty of Arts & Humanities), has been working with a wide range of scholars and practitioners to develop practical advice from policy studies. Here we discuss his aim to combine insights from… Continue Reading →

#StirResearchBites: Using Altmetric to strategically promote your research

Lisa Idebolo is a Research Policy Officer in Research & Innovation Services, her portfolio of work includes Research Performance Indicators & Metrics, Strategic Projects and Research Committee. Along with Fiona Millar, she attended Prof Kevin Tipton’s Research bites sessions to… Continue Reading →

3MThesis

On 30th May 2017, the Stirling Graduate School ran the popular three minute thesis competition.  With 8 participants representing 4 of the 5 faculties and around 60 audience members, the event was a great opportunity for our PhD community to come… Continue Reading →

The Conversation, Best Newcomer: Calling PhD writers

Fraser McQueen was recently awarded ‘Best Newcomer’ at the University’s Conversation Awards on 2nd March. Fraser is a Doctoral Student in Literature & Languages (Faculty of Arts & Humanities) and has written two articles for The Conversation, France’s burkini ban… Continue Reading →

A summer of research

For all; Scottish, penultimate year, undergraduate students the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland’s Vacation Scholarships offers the opportunity to spend a summer undertaking a research project. This post explores two different perspectives on the scheme: Kathleen Stosch, a… Continue Reading →

Preparing for the PhD Viva

By Dr Fiona Millar  (I’m still not used to using that) The day has come. You submitted your PhD thesis and have been preparing for your viva voca; oral examination. You’re nervous, you don’t really know what to expect and you’re… Continue Reading →

Research Profile: Kirsty Loudon

Kirsty Loudon: Research Profile; Twitter; Email I am an enthusiastic postdoctoral fellow, passionate about my work and being in the wild outdoors. There is nothing like running in the hills, especially on a calm sunny autumnal day. I have two… Continue Reading →

#Vitae16 – Perspective from Stirling Graduate School

By Lynne Barrett, Stirling Graduate School Following on from the excellent post by Katharine Reibig, some further reflections on the Vitae Researcher Development International Conference; this time from a Stirling Graduate School perspective. Of particular interest to myself and Steph… Continue Reading →

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