Dr Filip Sosenko examines food bank use in the UK drawing on new data from the JRF-funded Destitution study.
Category: Diversity/black and minority ethnic communities
Anti-poverty strategies and equality policies – distant cousins?
Gina’s research has revealed significantly higher poverty rates for Bangladeshis, Pakistanis and Blacks (including Black Africans, Black Caribbeans and Black Other) than other ethnic groups in both Scotland and England (Netto et al, 2011). In this post, she makes recommendations for anti-poverty strategies in the light of these findings.
Going wild in the botanics
Dr. Jenny Roe recently made the news in Scotland, Australia and the US by demonstrating the restorative effects of parks on the brain using EEG monitors. She has now been awarded a Beltane Fellowship to explore how the positive effects of Botanic Gardens can be extended to a greater diversity of people.
What’s missing in the public discussion on immigration?
Myths and misinformation in the media have fuelled considerable public anxiety about immigration. Dr Filip Sosenko, himself a migrant from Poland, identifies the critical issues that are being missed in the debate.