The School of Social Policy is one of the leading centres for applied social policy in the UK.  It is committed to spanning the divide between academia and practice and to applying its research through teaching, publications, consultancy and policy advice.

Institute of Applied Social Studies (IASS)

thumbnailmheadThe Institute of Applied Social Studies (IASS) comprises social work and social policy. IASS's research and teaching interests range widely across the fields of social policy, social care and health and professional practice. 


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Health Services Management Centre (HSMC)

Park HouseHSMC is one of the leading centres specialising in policy, development, education and research in health and social care services in the UK.  Its prime purpose is to strengthen the management and leadership of these services and to promote improved health and wellbeing. More information about the Health Services Management Centre.

The School is part of the College of Social Sciences.

Head of School:  Professor David Stephenson