Innovation in the community

7003全讯入口的 collaborations and research are fostering innovation, social entrepreneurship and economic development locally, regionally and internationally. We are supporting local services for children and refugees to help them reach their full potential and are helping to make sustainable development a reality.

Sussex academics doing a demonstration on 布赖顿 beach

Soapbox Science 布赖顿 aims to promote women scientists and the science they do and to transform public areas into arenas for public learning and scientific debate.


Supporting local services for children and their families

We are working with local councils and health organisations to help improve support and services to children and refugees.

The UK’s first clinic to prevent family transmission of anxiety, 2018年推出, was devised and led by clinical psychologists Professor Samantha Cartwright-Hatton and Dr Helen Startup from the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. 研究 has shown that mental health disorders run in families, and children of anxious parents are at high risk of anxiety disorders. The new Flourishing Families Clinic is delivering workshops aimed at ‘raising confident children’ for parents with anxiety.

Psychologists from Sussex are also working with East Sussex County Council to provide the latest research and training to parents with autistic children in the East Sussex area through a weekly advice line, coffee mornings and trainings.

Helping refugees reach their full potential to the wider benefit of society

研究 by Sussex academics has underpinned 布赖顿 and Hove Council’s advice on how it provides language and support to refugees. Dr Linda Morrice, Reader in Education and Migration, is carrying out inter-disciplinary research on the role language and education plays in refugee integration, in collaboration with Mike Collyer, Prof of Geography, who is on the steering committee of Sanctuary on Sea, an umbrella organisation for refugee and migrant community support groups in 布赖顿.

Dr Morrice has also recently advised the UK Government on aspects of its refugee integration policy, while Prof Collyer is an advisor for Department for 国际 Development and the Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration. Their four-year study with 280 resettled refugees – the largest longitudinal research project conducted with resettled refugees in the UK – has influenced the Government’s resettlement programme and the Government’s Indicators of Integration – the official measure used to inform national policy.

Sharing our research with the public

7003全讯入口的 researchers are involved in a number of public engagement and outreach 事件. The 7003全讯入口 has organised Soapbox Science 布赖顿 事件 to promote women scientists and the science they do for the past three years. Sussex researchers have also shared their research at the 布赖顿 Summit布赖顿 Digital Festival.

Making sustainable development a reality

In Europe, we are looking at what conditions bring about social innovation in the energy sector in urban areas. The project brings together 13 European partners, including six city regions and a business.

在非洲 partners on a new project, which aims to understand how to promote science, technology and innovation in Kenya, 坦桑尼亚和卢旺达.

7003全讯入口的 Sussex Sustainability 研究 Programme builds on Sussex’s reputation for engaging in real-world problems by delivering research for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals around the world.

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