Boundary spanning for Peru’s peatlands

Although sustainability and climate change mitigation are global issues, they require a mix of government-level and local solutions to address the challenges most pressing to people around the world. This is especially true of the world’s most valuable remaining ‘intact’ ecosystems, such as the peatlands of Peru – which store vast amounts of carbon and … Read more

Evaluating war through ethics with the Ethical Decision Assessment Framework

Commanders on the battlefield face a wide range of complex decisions. While military planners can draw on decades of precedent to inform their choices in some situations, other scenarios are much more ‘grey’ – calling for new guidelines in military decision-making. Professor Anthony Lang of the School of International Relations has helped to develop the … Read more

Fieldnotes from…. Orkney and Iceland

For a week in each of February and March Dr Claire Cousins visited Mars analogue sites in Orkney and Iceland with Glasgow-based contemporary artist Ilana Halperin and Art Historian Dr Catriona McAra (Univ. Aberdeen) for a Knowledge Exchange project lying at the art-science interface called ‘From Extraterrestrial to Cultural Landscapes’. For this project the team … Read more

RURU: Using research to evidence policy

The Research Unit for Research Utilisation (RURU) has been shaping how we use research to inform and change policy and practice since 2001. Housed within the Department of Management and led by Dr Vicky Ward, RURU aims to investigate and enhance the use of social science research within policy contexts. In a new phase of … Read more

Using research to reduce misinformation and support survivors: Domestic Violence Scotland

Trigger warning: This article contains mentions of domestic abuse. From 2021-22, Police Scotland recorded 64,807 cases of domestic abuse. According to the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey, most incidents of domestic abuse go unreported and 16% of those that are reported, only mention the most recent incident. Most participants of the survey claim to have … Read more