News in the School of Social Policy

This is the latest news from the School of Social Policy, its Departments and Research Centres.

News

Does the European ruling on religious clothing suggest a move towards a more Islamophobic stance?

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Dr Chris Allen discusses the recent European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling that two Muslim women, one in Belgium, the other in France, who were dismissed by their employers for wearing headscarves did not suffer direct discrimination.
Date:
26/04/2017

University of Birmingham appointed to deliver major public health national leadership programme

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The University of Birmingham's Health Services Management Centre (HSMC), the Institute of Local Government Studies (INLOGOV) and the Medical School Public Health faculty are delighted to announce that they will be delivering the new Aspiring Public Health Leaders' programme from 2017, in partnership with Public Health England.
Date:
24/04/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Is the EU's response to the refugee crisis fuelling marginalisation of migrants in Europe?

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On 29 March IRiS academic Dr Nando Sigona spoke about the plight of undocumented migrants in Europe at an event organised by Green MEPs in the European Parliament in Brussels.
Date:
10/04/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

IRiS academic speaks about implications of labelling migrants crossing the Mediterranean

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In a workshop in Geneva about displacement and migration, Dr Nando Sigona offered some reflections on the implications of adopting different labels to describe the people crossing the Mediterranean on unseaworthy vessels.
Date:
10/04/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Fully funded PhD opportunity within Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS)

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Applications are now open for a fully funded PhD in 'Sexual and gender based violence in the refugee crisis: understanding resilience in the refugee journey', supervised by Professor Jenny Phillimore, Director of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity.
Date:
05/04/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Birmingham researchers win top equality award

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Two researchers from the University of Birmingham have jointly been awarded Role Model of the Year at the West Midlands Stonewall Awards for their work championing equality and diversity.
Date:
03/04/2017

University of Cambridge awarded £40m to create world-leading health care improvement research institute

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The Health Foundation, an independent charity, has today announced the University of Cambridge has been chosen to establish and run a new improvement research institute, the first of its kind in Europe.
Date:
29/03/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Birmingham welcomes world leading social work experts to further research in social interventions and social work practice

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Professor Paul Montgomery a world leading researcher in behavioural interventions and Professor Harry Ferguson a leading expert in social work practice are to join the University of Birmingham's Department of Social Policy and Social Work, which has a 100-year history of training social work professionals.
Date:
28/03/2017
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