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Pattern of faces
by Carol Rivas and Ikuko Tomomatsu  |  25th August 2021

In this episode, Jess Miles speaks with Carol Rivas and Ikuko Tomomatsu about their special issue of 'Evidence & Policy' - 'The many faces of disability in evidence for policy and practice: embracing complexity’.…Read more

Girl standing outside the fence of a park.
by Taliah Drayak  |  9th August 2021

Taliah Drayak outlines some of the new online links made during the pandemic to support vulnerable groups, but also the struggles faced by parents living apart from their children who didn’t have access to the internet.…Read more

Homeless man sat in doorway.
by Francesco Laruffa  |  4th August 2021

Francesco Laruffa talks about his research article "Promoting social goals through economisation? Social investment and the counterintuitive case of homelessness" which is currently available free to download from Policy & Politics.…Read more

Shadow of a person in a doorway.
by Laura A. Dean  |  30th July 2021

Laura A. Dean looks at how the pandemic has interrupted response networks for human trafficking and made people more vulnerable. …Read more

Crouching person with mask in in red lights
by Katy Goldstraw  |  26th July 2021

APLE Collective explains the participatory activism carried out during the pandemic which has been the basis of its new book Socially Distanced Activism. …Read more

Homeless man asleep in a doorway.

"In one of the richest countries in the world, there is no need for people to be homeless at all." Tim Wakeman outlines a solution to the UK's homelessness crisis. …Read more

Muslim family walking down a street.
by Peter Hopkins  |  14th July 2021

With the launch of the report of the first ever inquiry into Islamophobia in Scotland, Peter Hopkins, Professor of Social Geography at Newcastle University and author of the report, discusses the key findings and what should change.…Read more

Typewriter and the words 'Stories matter'
by Tracey Herrington  |  12th July 2021

Tracey Herrington introduces Thrive Teesside’s 'The Spirit of Teesside', a collective piece of writing that offers unique insights into the experiences of women living and working in Teesside.…Read more

Reflection of woman in a puddle

In this episode of the Transforming Society podcast, Rebecca Megson-Smith talks to Ann Oakley, author of 'Forgotten Wives', about how married women’s achievements are actively ‘disremembered’.…Read more

White dials o an operations board.

The need to care for all citizens regardless of background is ever more critical. Bristol University Press Chief Executive Alison Shaw marks 25 years of publishing for social change.…Read more