Community resilience under public service reform

This one day seminar on enhancing community resilience will use evidence-based presentations drawn from current social science research together with examples from policy and practice to examine, debate, and enable further learning about what is happening, what is working, and what needs to change. The event will be of interest to representatives of the public, private, and third sectors, community members, service users, and volunteers, as well as academics and research students.

Contributors to the day include:

• Ralph Throp, Head of Community Resilience Policy, Scottish Government
• Dr Artur Steiner, Researcher, Scotland's Rural College
• John Fyffe, Deputy Chief Executive, Perth and Kinross Council
• Helen Chambers, Head of Strategy and Delivery, Inspiring Scotland
• Ian Cooke, Director, Development Trust Association Scotland (DTAS)
• Fiona Garven, Director, Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC)
• Dr Kye Askins, Senior Lecturer, Northumbria University
• Dr Sarah Anne Muñoz, Research Fellow, University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)
• Dr Ed Hall, Senior Lecturer, University of Dundee
• Helen Murdoch, Chief Executive, Hanover Housing (Scotland)
• Dr Ruchir Shah, Head of Policy, Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO)
• Kathleen Doyle, Research into Practice Officer, Volunteer Development Scotland (VDS)

A one page summary can be accessed here.

The event is FREE to attend.  Register online.

The event is organised by: Dr Alasdair Rutherford (University of Stirling), Dr Fiona Smith (University of Dundee), Dr Mike Woolvin (Scotland's Rural College), and Dr Eleanor Burt (University of St Andrews). It is supported by the ESRC as part of its Festival of Science programme of events.