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    PBS present at internal launch of new Global Health Initiative research platform

PBS present at internal launch of new Global Health Initiative research platform

PBS’s Professor Cathy Campbell presented a wealth of work dedicated to issues in Global Health at the internal launch of a new multidisciplinary LSE Global Health Initiative. The initiative’s work will apply LSE’s tradition of rigorous social science research to emerging global health challenges.

The Global Health Initiative is a cross-departmental research platform initiated by the Departments of International Development, Psychological […]

The Impact Challenge

Bridging the gap between theory and application is frequently a challenge, whether we find ourselves in universities or organisations. At LSE we attest to the importance of both understanding the causes of things and impacting the real world ‘out there’. To bridge this gap two of the department’s PhD students, Mark Noort and Brett Heasman, organised the first trial […]

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    Behavioural Economics and Healthcare: A Match Made in Heaven

Behavioural Economics and Healthcare: A Match Made in Heaven

Professor Benjamin Voyer recently delivered a keynote on the application of behavioural economics in the healthcare sector at the Swiss Congress on Health Economics and Health Sciences & Forum for Future Health in Bern, Switzerland.

His keynote was based on the following blog post, originally published on the Behavioral Economics blog.

 

Out of all the areas of public life that can benefit from […]

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    Winner of Popular Prize at LSE Research Festival 2016: Celestin Okoroji

Winner of Popular Prize at LSE Research Festival 2016: Celestin Okoroji

We would like to congratulate first year PhD student, Celestin Okoroji, for winning the Popular Prize at the LSE Research Festival 2016 and receiving Highly Commended for the Charles Booth prize last week.

His poster focused on his MSc dissertation which looked at the social representations Jobseekers allowance claimants. He is hoping to take this work further in his PhD, and will look […]

New publication: The social psychology of everyday politics

Newly published book The Social Psychology of Everyday Politics edited by Associate Professor Caroline Howarth and Dr Eleni Andreouli features chapters by PhD candidate Geetha Reddy and Dr Ilka Gleibs, and PhD candidate Sandra Obradovic and Associate Professor Caroline Howarth.

 

Associate Professor, Caroline Howarth, along with Eleni Andreouli of Open University, have recently published an edited book exploring the ways in […]

Reflections on a Research Field Trip to Brazil

As Professor Sandra Jovchelovitch prepares to travel to Quito to participate in Habitat III, current and former postgraduate students reflect on their experience of travelling to Brazil to observe first-hand how socio-cultural psychologists research and work in complex urban environments. 

 

 ‘Resilience and Porosity of City Borders: A psychosocial investigation in three Brazilian cities’ is an international interdisciplinary collaboration project studying the […]

Week 1 Reflections

As the new academic year begins, we feature a blog from one of our recent MSc alumna, Ramona Martinez, about the experience of her first week
This blog first appeared on the Students@LSE blog here.

As I anticipated coming to LSE this year, I wondered nervously about the student culture and dreaded the level of academic competition I might find. I […]

Reflecting on the Unspoken

Akile Ahmet and Caroline Howarth reflect on the initial findings of the Race in the Academy project, exploring experiences of race at the LSE and why the school struggles to attract or retain black and ethnic minority academic staff.

This blog first appeared on the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion blog on 23rd June 2016.

What cannot be said, or cannot be heard, in […]

Are humans getting smarter?

MSc student Denise Baron reflects on Professor Richard Nisbett’s talk “Culture and Intelligence” and discusses his thoughts on whether humans are indeed getting smarter and what the possibilities are for increasing the rate of growth of human intelligence.

When making arrows in the spring is it best to use ash tree saplings or locust tree branches?

What’s the best tool to use […]

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    ‘We need to speak about race’: Examining the barriers to full and equal participation in university life

‘We need to speak about race’: Examining the barriers to full and equal participation in university life

This blog originally appeared on LSE Impact Blog on 14th April 2016.

Looking to examine and address the barriers facing black and minority ethnic academic staff, the LSE is funding a project entitled ‘Race in the Academy’ investigating why so few black and ethnic minority academics are attracted to the LSE and why it struggles to retain black and ethnic minority […]

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