News and events
Find out about news and activities across the department including events, research updates, publications and more.
STEaPP Seminar Series
This unique series of events aims to share knowledge on hot topics and themes relating to our research with speakers from within UCL STEaPP, across the university and beyond.
Students from the Master’s of Public Administration (MPA) delivered their final presentations this week to a panel of senior academics and industry partners. This assessment is a culmination of the MPA’s capstone Client Project in which the students work on and develop solutions to, a real-world policy challenge with one of our partner organisations.
Published: Sep 12, 2018 3:39:02 PM
UCL is pleased to announce that Professor Joanna Chataway will become the new Head of Department for UCL STEaPP. Prof Chataway will begin a 5 year term starting October 1st 2018.
Published: Sep 11, 2018 12:33:06 PM
UCL researchers from the Department of Science, Technology, Engineering & Public Policy (UCL STEaPP) and Computer Science are part of a mental health network awarded over £1m in funding from the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). The network aims to reduce mental health problems by addressing a common, but often unspoken, cause of mental distress – domestic and sexual violence and abuse.
Published: Sep 6, 2018 10:40:36 AM
Are you interested in writing about activism and the urban environment? Have you ever thought about how you experience the city around you? The Bartlett and STEaPP’s City Leadership Lab are calling for UCL students, staff and alumni to produce stories relating to the theme of ‘Activism and Architects of Change’ and people’s experience of the city, to be performed publically at the Bloomsbury Festival. Themes can include, but are not limited to:
Published: Sep 3, 2018 4:36:50 PM
UCL researchers launch guide for frontline workers on how the Internet of Things (IoT) can affect victims of gender-based domestic and sexual violence and abuse
UCL researchers, Dr Leonie Tanczer, Dr Simon Parkin, Dr Trupti Patel and Professor George Danezis, today launched a guide and a resource list for frontline workers and support services working with victims of domestic and sexual violence and abuse. The guide aims to help support services talk about abuse carried out using ‘smart’, internet-connected devices (also known as the Internet of Things, or IoT). It also explains common ways in which IoT devices work, in case abuse of this kind is suspected.
Published: Jul 5, 2018 12:46:34 PM
The Implications of the Internet of Things (IoT) on Victims of Gender-Based Domestic Violence and Abuse (G-IoT) Research Team (comprising of Dr Leonie Tanczer, Dr Simon Parkin, Dr Trupti Patel and Professor George Danezis) responded to the UK Government Domestic Violence Consultation and provided recommendations based on their research findings thus far.
The Consultation sought views on a number of specific measures that were set out in the Queen’s speech, as well as views on other steps that can be taken forward through future domestic abuse legislation.
Details on the Consultation can be found on the UK Government website.
Download the G-IoT response to the Consultation.
Published: Jun 6, 2018 5:54:48 PM
The City Leadership Laboratory and STEaPP will be collaborating with The Bartlett and UCL Culture on a programme of events at the Bloomsbury Festival on Saturday 20th October. The theme of the festival is ‘Activism and Architects of Change’.
Published: Sep 13, 2018 10:01:32 AM
The Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy’s City Leadership Lab are joining with collaborators, key stakeholders and external partners to share and reflect upon our achievements for the past year and outline our aspirations and goals going forward. Over 2017-2018, City Leadership Lab researchers have been involved in a wide range of research projects and policy engagement activities which will be showcased on the evening.
Published: Sep 11, 2018 4:51:10 PM
Intern Presentations on Cyber Security, Choreographing the City, Urban Science Policy and Foresight in Public Policy
· Cyber Security - Understanding the UK cyber security policy landscape
Published: Jul 3, 2018 3:35:42 PM
To celebrate International Women in Engineering Day 2018, the UCL City Leadership Laboratory will collaborate with artists to explore how inclusive our urban infrastructure is, and begin to develop creative solutions.
Published: Jun 7, 2018 4:16:44 PM
InfoSec Seminar: Gender and IoT: Discussing security principles for victims of Internet of Things (IoT)-supported tech abuse
An increasing number of household devices are now “smart” in that they contain sensors, record activity, and share and store data – from teddy bears, door locks to smart TVs. However, little research exists on the gender-based implications such devices have in the context of the domestic household and, specifically, intimate controlling behaviour like gender-based violence and abuse. This presentation will outline findings from the "Gender and IoT" (G-IoT) research project which addresses the research question: How will IoT impact on gender-based domestic violence and abuse and what socio-technical measures will need to be implemented in order to mitigate against those risks? G-IoT is a 2017-18 Social Science Plus Pilot Project thatruns in collaboration with UCL's Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP) and UCL's Department of Computer Science. In the course of the presentation, Leonie would like to stress-test resources developed for support services and for frontline domestic abuse workers and hopes to receive feedback and input on how to potentially improve them. More information about G-IoT can be found here.
Published: Jun 5, 2018 12:07:18 PM