Gender, Migration and Religion Symposium

4 November 2011, Middlesex University (London)

My colleagues at the Social Policy Research Centre are organising a symposium to explore comparative perspectives on Gender, Migration and Religion. Further information are available on the event’s website.

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KTP with Social Firms UK

From Autumn 2011 I will be supervising a KTP (Knowledge Transfer Partnership) project with Social Firms UK . The project aims to boost the development of social firms – companies which create sustainable employment for people who might otherwise struggle to find work (include those with learning disabilities, mental health problems or rehabilitated offenders).

Some more information on a recent press release from Middlesex University.

Research report on alcohol and young people

Alcohol Concern has just published a new research report: “One on every corner – The relationship between off-licence density and alcohol harms in young people“.
The study shows a positive link between the density of off-licensed premises and harm from alcohol in underage drinkers.

I’ve worked on the project as a GIS consultant producing the maps included in the report (click here to download).

Job post: KTP associate at Social Firms UK

Middlesex University is now recruiting a Business Development Associate to work on a KTP (Knowledge Transfer Partnership0 project with Social Firms UK).

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (referred to as KTPs) are designed to facilitate collaboration between higher education institutions and businesses, including social enterprises, and involve placing a graduate within the enterprise to support the transfer of knowledge and expertise.

This Knowledge Transfer Partnership award has recently been won by The School of Health and Social Sciences at Middlesex University, in partnership with Social Firms UK to fund a KTP Associate to work to:
– identify successful growth factors in the Social Firm sector;
– identify potential markets and report on best practice; and
– develop tools and resources which incorporate the learnings from this project.

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