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Professor Fred Steward on innovation and the transition to a low-carbon society

Video: Fred Steward, PSI's Professor of Innovation and Sustainability, speaking at the Westminster Forum in November 2012.

Video: Rob Berkeley delivers the Stephen Lissenburgh Memorial Lecture 2012

PSI researcher receives the E.ON Research Award

Dr Nazmiye Ozkan has received the award to undertake a three-country comparison of customer motivation for smart homes.

Public views on new crime-information initiatives

A new report highlights the public appetite for information about crime and criminal justice outcomes, but argues that providing a greater quantity of information must not be an end in itself.

Strong unions and job security

A new article sheds light on how unions affect job security guarantees - where the employer promises not to resort to compulsory redundancy.

Older employees under pressure

PSI's Michael White has a new article in Work, Employment and Society examining the changing working conditions for older employees at a time of cost-cutting and delayed retirement. White argues that if retirement is going to be delayed for employees, that fairness demands improved working conditions, which currently have a particularly heavy impact on older workers.

PSI leads courses on Applied Social Research

Policy Studies Institute leads the Masters in Applied Market and Social Research offered by University of Westminster. The course, led by PSI Director Malcolm Rigg (right), focuses on issues and skills that are fundamental to becoming a well-rounded researcher or research manager in market and social research. It can be studied full or part-time and is designed for those working in research or with research experience.

More support needed for low-skilled workers to progress into better jobs

The Employment Retention and Advancement (ERA) scheme was a demonstration project for a new policy to help lone parents and long-term unemployed people improve their labour-market position. As a PSI research project, led by Genevieve Knight (right) has demonstrated, ERA has provided some important policy lessons on how to reduce poverty.

Research on policing and local crime information

Researchers at the Policy Studies Institute ( PSI) have been asked by the Home Office (the government department responsible for policing) to carry out important research examining people's views about how local information on crime, community safety and the criminal justice system can best be made available to the public.

How can we make work reduce poverty?

The Employment Retention and Advancement (ERA) scheme was a demonstration project for a new policy to help lone parents and long-term unemployed people improve their labour-market position. As a PSI research project, led by Genevieve Knight (right) has demonstrated, ERA has provided some important policy lessons on how to reduce poverty.

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