Retaining Volunteers: Lessons From Responding to Children's Holiday Hunger
In this guest blog post for the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), Human Geography researcher Stephanie Denning shares her experience of working with and managing volunteers whilst working with Make Lunch in support of the School Holidays (Meals and Activities) Bill. Stephanie shares her advice for other people working with volunteers, too.
Using Administrative Data for Labour Market Research: Getting the Balance Right
Economics researcher Isabel Stockton writes in her guest blog for PolicyBristol Hub about the use of Administrative Data. She draws on her own experience of her research to highlight the benefits and pitfalls of using Administrative Data and considers the balance between protecting privacy and creating an evidence base for policy makers.
The Importance of our Social Environment in Understanding Suicidal Behaviour
Global Challenges Research Fellow, Dr Dee Knipe writes in a guest piece for the ESRC's blog- Shaping Society- about the ways in which socio-economic environments can affect suicide rates and highlights the importance of collecting data in the world's poorest countries. Dee reflects on her own fieldwork in Sri Lanka and shares some of her findings.
How Can PhD Students Engage With Policy?
Psychology researcher Elena Dimitriou and two other PhD students from the University of Exeter (Will Ingram and Gemma Delafield) held a workshop for PhD students about how to engage with policy. In this guest blog for the Royal Society, the three researchers consolidate the advice that the speakers gave them into a list of helpful tips for students wanting to find out more about the relationship between research and policy.
Political Science and International Studies researcher Rosie Walters has written this guest blog piece for Oxfam's Policy and Practice website. The piece looks generally at Rosie's work and, more specifically, summarises her recent journal article 'Reading girls’ participation in Girl Up as feminist: club members’ activism in the UK, USA and Malawi' in Gender and Development.