Professor of Social Policy and Administration and Director of the ESRC Doctoral Training Centre
Pete is Professor of Social Policy and Administration and Director of the University of Birmingham's ESRC Doctoral Training Centre. He is also Deputy Director (Social Policy) in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work.
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Lecturer in Social Policy
Dr Chris Allen is a Lecturer in Social Policy. He is based in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work, School of Social Policy at the University of Birmingham where he is the Acting Director of Undergraduate Social Policy Programmes and Programme Lead on the Policy, Politics & Economics (PPE) programme.
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Director of Community Mental Health Programmes
Ric is the Director of Community Mental Health Programmes in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work, School of Social Policy.
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Senior Lecturer, Social Policy and Social Research
Harriet is a senior lecturer in the School of Social Policy and lectures in social research and social policy. She provides support to postgraduate taught students on research ethics and supervises taught course dissertations and doctoral research.
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Associate Director, Centre of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Mental Health (CEIMH) and Senior Lecturer in Social Work
Tarsem is a Senior Lecturer in Social Work and Associate Director at the Centre of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Mental Health (CEIMH). In 2011 Tarsem was awarded a Birmingham University Teaching Fellowship in recognition of his wide ranging and significant interventions in learning and teaching across the institution. In his work across the institution he serves on the Board of ...
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Emeritus Professor of Housing Studies
John is an Emeritus Professor of Housing Studies in the School of Social Policy, Department of Social Policy and Social Work.
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Lecturer in Applied Social Studies
Kathryn Farrow is programme director for the MA in Advanced Practice (Leadership and Management in Social Work/Social Care). She has responsibility for running the Leadership and Management Seminar Series provided as part of the University of Birmingham's Public Service Academy.
Kathryn is a qualified and HCPC registered social worker and provides practice tutoring and support for the MA and BA ...
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Professor of Social Work (Adults and Communities)
Barbara carries out research in the areas of adults, communities, mental health, older people and disability. She also focuses on participatory action research and forms of analysis drawn from postmodern feminism.
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Service User and Carer Co-ordinator / Teaching Fellow
Joy joined the School of Social Policy as the Service User and Carer Co-ordinator within the Social Work Programmes in October 2007.
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Matthew is a registered social worker and teaches on the post qualifying social work programmes specialising in social work with children and families. He has 10 years of experience as a practitioner and has a research interest in professional practice and emotions.
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Lecturer and Admissions Tutor, Social Work Programme
Anne-Marie is a Lecturer on the Social Work Programme, at the Department of Social Policy and Social Work. She is a qualified and HCPC registered Social Worker, and has worked in a range of statutory Children & Families settings. Her practice and research interests include children and young people involved in the youth justice system, specifically children in custodial contexts.
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Lisa Goodson is a lecturer in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work, School of Social Policy, where she is Director of Undergraduate Social Policy Programmes, directs the postgraduate degree programme in Migration, Superdiversity and Policy and co-ordinates social policy research modules at post graduate level as well as teaching and tutoring on undergraduate modules in new ...
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Lecturer in Social Policy
Lee joined the the Department in September 2013 as a Lecturer in Social Policy. His principal research interests include poverty, inequality and asset-based welfare, youth policy, the mixed economy of welfare and alternative forms of welfare provision. His most recent research investigates the possibilities of complementary currencies in forming social networks and creating resilience ...
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Lecturer in Social Work
Surinder Guru is a Lecturer on the Social Work course at the Department of Social Policy and Social Work, School of Social Policy.
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Lecturer in Social Policy
Kelly is a Lecturer in Social Policy based in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work. She is the co-ordinator for the Postgraduate Policy into Practice programme. Her main research interests include social enterprise in health and social care and retirement migration.
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Lecturer in Social Policy and Admissions Tutor
Tina is a Lecturer and Admissions Tutor for the undergraduate social policy degree programmes. She has a particular commitment to the University's widening participation programmes and facilitating the inclusion of a diverse range of students within higher education, through a range of Outreach activities.
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Lecturer and Placement Manager
Rachel Hek is a lecturer on the Social Work team at the University of Birmingham and also Head of Qualifying Practice Learning for the MA and BA Social Work courses. She also manages a bank of independent Practice Tutors and Practice Educators. Rachel is responsible for creating new practice learning opportunities for students and for liaising with, recruiting and training Practice ...
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Senior Lecturer and Director of Social Work Education
Gary Hickman is a registered social worker and as Director of the social work programmes, provides operational and strategic leadership for both the BA and MA courses.
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Clare convenes the Policing, Security and Community Justice module (2nd year BA Social Policy). She is academic tutor for a number of first year students and provides dissertation supervision for students in their final year of study. Clare is also the ‘Student Enhancement Officer’ for the School of Social Policy. As such, she welcomes contact from students (either as individuals or ...
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Senior Lecturer in Social Policy and Social Work / Marie Curie Research Fellow, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Melbourne
Daiga is a work and employment researcher with strong quantitative skills and extensive experience of using large and complex data sets. Her work is part of the Workforce and Quantiative research stream at the Third Sector Research Centre. The current focus for her research interest is third sector workforce, volunteering and the effects of volunteering on employability.
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Rosemary is part of the teaching group on the qualifying social work programmes for the BA and MA in Social Work. She is a qualified social worker and has worked in generic and specialist teams for older people in the statutory sector. Rosemary has a particular interest in service user and carer involvement in social work education and has strategic responsibility for their involvement in the ...
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Rob is leading the design, coordination and delivery of Real Times, a programme of longitudinal qualitative research with third sector organisations, which is planned to run throughout the life of TSRC.
Rob is also undertaking a literature review of research on the voluntary and community sector, focusing on: organisational ...
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Honorary Research Fellow
Dr Margaret May is an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Social Policy and an Associate Member of the Centre for Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM) in the Institute of Applied Social Studies, School of Social Policy.
Reader in Democratic Socialism and Social Policy
Robert is a Reader in Democratic Socialism and Social Policy at the Department of Social Policy and Social Work, and has been a teacher of Social Policy for over thirty years.
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Simon is a Birmingham Fellow currently researching aspects of social harm caused by states and corporations, as well as social structures, in particular the harms caused by inequality.
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Professor of Migration and Superdiversity
Jenny Phillimore has researched widely in the fields of migration and superdiversity. Over the past decade she has managed teams of researchers focusing on access to health, education, employment, training, and housing integration with a particular focus on integration and organisational change in the UK and EU. Jenny co-directs the New Migration and Social Policy MA programme, sits on the ...
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James joined TSRC in February 2011. His research explores the transformations that are occurring in the delivery of public services in the UK. He focuses on the role of the third sector in service delivery, cross-sectoral partnership, organisational change and the role of citizens and service users, drawing on a range of theoretical traditions in the fields of governance and ...
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Social Work Lecturer and MA Programme Director
Dawn is a Social Work Lecturer and MA Programme Director, Department of Social Policy and Social Work.
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Professor of Housing and Social Change
Richard joined the University of Birmingham in 2013 and contributes to teaching in Social Policy (particularly in the area of comparative policy and research) as well as to research activities in the Centre for Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM)and Housing and Communities Research. He also studied and worked in the Netherlands, Japan and the USA, and continues to hold a ...
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Professor of Social Policy
Karen is a Professor of Social Policy in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work, as well as being Director of the Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM).
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Birmingham Fellow, Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director of IRiS
Nando Sigona is a sociologist with over ten years research and teaching experience in migration, refugee and ethnic studies. He joined the School of Social Policy in February 2013 as a Birmingham Fellow. Dr Sigona’s work investigates the interplay between forms and modes of contemporary membership, governance, and the politics of belonging. This is achieved through in-depth examinations of ...
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Senior Lecturer in Social Work
Denise Tanner is a Senior Lecturer on BA and MA Social Work courses. Her areas of teaching and research interest include community care policy and practice; social work with older people; social work skills; social perspectives of mental distress; and service user involvement in education and research. She is Programme Director for BA Social Work course and has responsibility for ...
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Reader in Mental Health and Social Work and Head of Education
Jerry is a Reader in Mental Health and Social Work and Head of Education in the School of Social Policy, Department of Social Policy and Social Work.
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Nicki is a Lecturer in the School of Social Policy. Her primary role, as a social work lecturer, enables her to combine her interests in social work, social care and social justice. Nicki is particularly interested in issues diversity, intersectionality and care ethics. Along with Nicola Gale she is currently advancing work around the development of an LGBTQ inclusive curriculumin higher ...
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Tamsin Waterhouse is a Teaching Fellow on the Post Qualifying Social Work programmes. She is also the Director of the (Advanced) Certificate in Mental Health and Deafness. She is a registered Social Worker, and joined the University in 2012.
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Professor of Social Work (Children and Families)
Sue is Professor of Social Work for Children and Families in the School of Social Policy, Department of Social Policy and Social Work. She is also an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences.
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