Monthly Archives: May 2017

Sex, drugs and activism: making HIV treatment as prevention available in the UK

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Dr Ingrid Young, CSO-Chancellor’s Fellow, Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics, University of Edinburgh This article was originally published on Sociology Lens on 12 April 2017 On 10 April 2017, the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) announced that PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) – the use of HIV treatment in people who are HIV-negative to prevent   …Continue Reading

Between excellence and relevance: academic research, policy and the making of research impact

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In recent years, research impact has emerged to become a part of the everyday life of UK academics. The underlying logic of the impact agenda, as reflected in policy documents, is that excellent research would lead to societal benefits (see for example RCUK). But how do these policy expectations fit with the realities of knowledge   …Continue Reading