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Here you will find a collection of the latest media engagement and Understanding Inequalities blogs, or guest blogs that UI researchers have written.


Previous UI researcher, Dr Francesca Fiori, has been awarded a Research Re-Boot Grant from the Royal Society of Edinburgh. She will use the funding to re-start a UI research project on childhood inequalities that was halted as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.


Moray House School of Education and Sport is seeking to appoint a committed and enthusiastic Research Associate to work with Professor Cristina Iannelli and Dr Adriana Duta on the ESRC-funded Understanding Inequalities (UI) project.


The University of Edinburgh Law School is seeking to appoint dynamic, committed and enthusiastic Research Assistants to work with Professor Susan McVie, Professor Lesley McAra and Dr Paul Norris on the ESRC-funded Understanding Inequalities (UI) project.

Working as part of a small team, the Research Assistants will be responsible for conducting analysis of quantitative data from one of three large-scale datasets: the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey, the Growing Up in Scotland study or the Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions and Crime. 

Professor Gwilym Pryce

Professor Gwilym Pryce has written an opinion piece on the deep inequalities that exist in the UK  and the 'levelling up' agenda.

Barnsley's betrayal exposes 'levelling up' partisanship | The Yorkshire Post

“Regional and neighbourhood inequalities exist not just in income but also in education, employment, pollution and exposure to crime. But, because government departments focus on particular areas of inequality in isolation, policies can be introduced that reduce inequality in one area only to worsen it in others.”
– Professor Gwilym Pryce