Public Policy@Southampton

Public Policy@Southampton

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Odds of a Scottish Yes vote are fading fast

By Coral Abraham |

The following is a guest post from social scientist Arkadiusz Wiśniowski of the University of Southampton, featured in the Washington Post. Time is ticking away fast in campaigning for the referendum on Scottish independence. Interest in the referendum reached new heights on Aug. 5 with the televised debate between Alex Salmond, first minister of Scotland read more

Posted in Guest Blogs

Science and Policy: Exploring the Deeper Reasons for Relationship Breakdown

By Erin Downey |

Gerry Stoker adds to the ideas captured in the recent blog about University of Southampton-led workshop on the relationship between science and policy. That the relationship between science and policy is problematic is not news. Scientists accuse policy-makers of picking and choosing evidence, ignoring what they do not want to read more

Posted in Director's Blog

Harmful drinkers would be affected 200 times more than low risk drinkers if a Minimum Unit Price was introduced

By Erin Downey |

A new study of liver patients by the University of Southampton shows that a Minimum Unit Price (MUP) policy for alcohol is exquisitely targeted towards the heaviest drinkers with cirrhosis. Published today in Clinical Medicine, the peer review journal for the Royal College of Physicians, the researchers studied the amount and read more

Posted in News

Policy & Science: Who defines the problem?

By Erin Downey |

Researchers from the University of Southampton and policy experts from around the world recently gathered in London to attend the workshop, Policy & Science: Who defines the problem? This event was of great importance to Public Policy@Southampton as it’s purpose was to tackle a fundamental issue that greatly impacts the work we read more

Posted in Guest Blogs