The PSA will host a range of events and activities, which will seek to facilitate exchanges amongst and between academic colleagues and public service colleagues.

Forthcoming events

Bookings will open in September 2015.

Understanding The Successive Compulsory Removal of Infants and Children: A Birth Mother Profiling Study

Tuesday 20 October 2015, 4.30pm - 6.15pm
Park House, 40 Edgbaston Park Road, University of Birmingham, B15 2RT

Led by: Karen Broadhurst (Senior Lecturer in Socio-Legal Studies) and Claire Mason (Research Associate) School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Manchester.

The seminar will focus on their current 2 year mixed methods national profiling study, funded by the Nuffield Foundation.

Are you a 21st century public servant?

Tuesday 03 November 2015, 4.30pm - 6.15pm

Led By: Catherine Needham, Reader in Public Policy and Public Public Management, Health Services Management Centre.

Catherine will explore the skills, values and behaviours that people in public service roles need to demonstrate. How do social work managers develop effective careers and make space to reflect on practice?  What training, toolkits and other resources are available to support those processes? 

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