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Staff from CESI Attend Global Evidence Summit in South Africa

19/09/2017 - A number of delegates from the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation recently attended the Global Evidence Summit (GES) in Cape Town, South Africa. GES is the premiere international event in evidence-based policy.

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CESI Researchers Supporting Early Childhood Development (ECD) Programmes in Timor-Leste

26/08/2017 - A research team from the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation (CESI) are currently visiting Timor-Leste to help support the development and evaluation of ECD programmes

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Centre Researchers Share RCT Expertise with Launch of Major New Textbook

26/07/2017 - A major new research methodology textbook has been launched this week, based upon the expertise of researchers within the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation (CESI).

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New Job Opportunities within the Centre - Apply Now!

25/07/2017 - There are currently four new posts being advertised within the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation (CESI), providing outstanding opportunities for those wishing to work within a large and vibrant inter-disciplinary centre.

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Two New Fully-Funded PhD Studentships Available within CESI

22/07/2017 - Applications are sought for two new fully-funded PhD studentships within the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation (CESI) in the area of early childhood development (ECD) and peacebuilding. The Deadline for applications is 18th September 2017.

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CESI Team Awarded £2m Grant to Establish Global Research Group on ECD for Peacebuilding

14/07/2017 - An interdisciplinary research team from the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation (CESI) has been awarded a £2m grant to study the potential for ECD (early childhood development) programmes to promote sustainable development and peacebuilding.

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Exciting New Job Opportunities with Campbell UK & Ireland

10/07/2017 - With ambitious plans for growth, Campbell UK & Ireland are now inviting applications for a Business Development Coordinator and Information Retrieval Specialist.

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PROFESSOR ALLEN THURSTON APPOINTED AS NEW DIRECTOR FOR CESI

11/06/2017 - Following an internal recruitment process, the University is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Allen Thurston as Director of the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation (CESI).

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Video Presentations of Early Childhood Development for Peacebuilding Conference Now Online

6/07/2017 - All the presentations from the Early Childhood Development for Social Cohesion and Peacebuilding Conference hosted by the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation at Queen's University Belfast on 31 May 2017) are now viewable online.

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World-Leaders Meet at Queen's to Consider the Role of Early Childhood Development for Peacebuilding

2/06/2017 - The Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation (CESI) has hosted a major symposium and conference that has brought together over 50 international experts to consider the role that early childhood development (ECD) services can play in building peace.

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Better Evidence for a Better World - Invitation to Launch of Campbell UK & Ireland

2/06/2017 - The Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation (CESI) is delighted to announce the launch of Campbell UK & Ireland, the first national centre of the prestigious international Campbell Collaboration.

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Invitation to launch of the UK and Ireland Campbell Centre and complimentary training

12/05/2017 - The Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation (CESI) is to establish and host the first national centre of the international Campbell Collaboration, with the official launch taking place on Wednesday 7 June at Queen's.

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CESI to Host World-Leading Experts on Early Childhood Development for Peacebuilding

5/05/2017 - The Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation will host an international one-day conference on Wednesday 31 May exploring the role of early childhood development (ECD) for promoting peace building in societies affected by conflict.

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Combined classroom curriculum and parental intervention reduces binge drinking

24/04/2017 - An NIHR funded trial of the Steps Towards Alcohol Misuse Prevention Programme, involving over 12,000 pupils, has shown that alcohol education in schools, combined with information to parents, can reduce binge drinking in teenagers.

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Using Gaps in Revision to Improve GCSE Science Scores

7/04/2017 - A new study conducted by the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation (CESI) at Queen’s University Belfast showed that using gaps between GCSE revision sessions had promising results on test scores.

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CESI Sandpit Event, 3 April 2017

4/04/2017 - The Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation held its first Sandpit event on 3 April 2017 in The Canada Room, QUB.

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CESI TO BE KEY PARTNER IN GLOBAL NETWORK TO PROMOTE PEACEBULDING THROUGH EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMMES

17/02/2017 - The Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation (CESI) is to partner with UNICEF, Yale, Harvard and New York University in leading a new global research network.

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Apply Now! 12 Fully-Funded PhD Studentships

5/12/2016 - Applications are now invited for 12 fully-funded research studentships to be located in the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation.

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New Grant to Benefit Children Living with Trauma of Abuse

21/12/2016 - Researchers within the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation have been successful in achieving a major new ESRC/NSPCC grant to study the effects of an intervention to support children and young people traumatised through abuse and maltreatment.

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New partnership to promote mental health to be launched

20/12/2016 - The Centre is participating in an exciting new collaboration between Queen’s University Belfast, the Mental Health Foundation and the Northern Ireland Public Health Research Network.

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Centre Fellow Wins £1.7m Grant for Trial of Educational Intervention to Reduce Teenage Pregnancy

30/11/2016 - Professor Maria Lohan has attracted a major new grant to evaluate the effectiveness of an educational intervention that seeks to reduce teenage pregnancy and promote sexual health.

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New Centre Report Launched on Improving the Well-being of Disabled Young People

28/11/2016 - A new report, by researchers within the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation, recently launched the main findings of a study exploring the emotional well-being of adolescents with disabilities.

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Northern Ireland Assembly Gives Full Backing to Findings of Recent CESI Report on Nurture Groups

17/11/2016 - During an extensive debate on Tuesday 15 November, the Northern Ireland Assembly welcomed and gave its full support to the Centre’s recent report on Nurture Group provision in primary schools.

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Apply Now! Exciting Opportunities for Three New PhD Studentships

11/11/2016 - Applications are now invited for three fully-funded research studentships to be located in the Centre.

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New reports to be launched on children and young people in care with disabilities

8/11/2016 - Two news reports, led by CESI Associate Fellow Dr Berni Kelly, on looked after children and young people with disabilities will be launched at an event at Queen's University on 6th December.

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Public Event: "Waiting for a transplant on dialysis: living while dying with kidney disease"

21/10/2016 - The Centre's Chronic Illness and Palliative Care Research Programme is organising a free public event aimed at improving knowledge of kidney failure and the impact it can have on patients, families and other carers.

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Centre Fellow gives prestigious keynote talk at British Education Research Association

30/09/2016 - Lesley Emerson, Fellow of the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation, stressed the critical importance of evidence in understanding the impact of controversial educational programmes during her keynote talk at the BERA annual conference.

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Centre Researchers Contributing to 13 Sessions at the What Works Global Summit, London

23/09/2016 - Researchers from the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation will be contributing to 13 sessions running as part of the What Works Global Summit 2016.

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What is 'What Works Research'? A One-Day Conference (15th November 2016)

21/10/2016 - The Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation is hosting a one-day conference on Tuesday 15th November 2016 at Queen's focusing on increasing awareness and understanding of 'what works research'.

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Education Minister Welcomes New Centre Report on Nurture Provision in Northern Ireland

22/09/2016 - The Education Minister, Peter Weir, has welcomed a report from the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation examining the effectiveness of Nurture Provision in primary schools in Northern Ireland.

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CENTRE FELLOWS ATTRACT OVER £1.2M IN NEW RESEARCH GRANTS OVER THE SUMMER

20/09/2016 - Members of the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation have been successful in attracting £1.28 million in new research grants to Queen’s since June 2016.

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Centre Director Joins Prestigious National Panel to Review Educational Research

14/09/2016 - Professor Paul Connolly, Director of the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation, has joined the joint Royal Society-British Academy Working Group on educational research.

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Findings from Roots of Empathy Trial Launched

12/09/2016 - The findings from the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation’s major five-year evaluation of the Roots of Empathy programme have been launched.

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Launch Event (22/09/16)

Invitation to Launch of Evaluation of Effectiveness of Nurture Groups in Northern Ireland

12/09/2016 - The Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation is pleased to invite you to the launch of its evaluation of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of Nurture Group provision in Northern Ireland.

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Encouraging more girls into science and technology

8/09/2016 - A pilot of a novel new approach to improve girls' enjoyment of maths, developed by researchers in the Centre in partnership with colleagues at Trinity College Dublin, has shown promising signs.

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Only Three Weeks To Go Until the What Works Global Summit 2016

5/09/2016 - The Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation is one of the main co-organisers of the What Works Global Summit, to take place on 26-28 September in London.

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Creation of Renal Arts Group (RAG)

25/07/2016 - Members of the Chronic Illness and Palliative Care Research Programme within the Centre are establishing an innovative new group - the Renal Arts Group.

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The Roots of Empathy Evaluation Report Launch

31/08/2016 - The Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation are launching the findings of a major four-year evaluation of the Roots of Empathy social and emotional learning programme in schools.

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Executive Function and its Implication for Early Developmental Disorders

5/08/2016 - The Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation hosted a seminar delivered by one of its international Visiting Scholars, Dr Nancy Garon, entitled: "Executive function and its implication for early development disorders: Are we missing something?"

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Training and Workplace Support for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

5/07/2016 - A workshop for European partners is being hosted this week at Queen's by members of the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation focusing on the support of adults with intellectual disabilities in the workplace.

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New report launched on effectiveness of schools texting parents

15/07/2016 - The Centre has launched the findings of new study evaluating effectiveness of schools programme that seeks to engage parents by keeping them up to date on their child's education through texts.

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Conference to Focus on Education of Children in Care

5/06/2016 - The Centre is organising a one-day conference that will bring together carers, professionals, researchers and policy makers from a range of organisations and backgrounds to focus on how best to support the education of children in care.

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Centre awarded £1m grant to study effectiveness of two literacy programmes

4/06/2016 - The Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation and Ruth Miskin Training will team up to examine the impact of two systematic phonics-based literacy programmes.

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Encouraging findings on smoking prevention in Northern Ireland schools

4/06/2016 - On Thursday 23rd June a research team from the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation will launch the findings of a randomised controlled trial evaluation of 'Dead Cool', a school-based smoking cessation programme.

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Hosting the 11th Annual Cochrane in Ireland Conference at Queen's

4/06/2016 - Members of the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation, located in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, are hosting the 11th Annual Cochrane in Ireland Conference at Queen's.

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Co-organisers of the What Works Global Summit 2016, London

23/05/2016 - The Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation is one of the key organisers of the forthcoming What Works Global Summit 2016 to take place in London on 26-28 September.

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CESI to launch the UK and Ireland Campbell Centre

12/05/2017 - The Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation (CESI) is to host the first national centre of the international Campbell Collaboration.