News in the School of Social Policy

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

News

Why Theresa May can't escape the fallout from her social care U-turn

Description
The Conversation website has just published a piece by Professor Catherine Needham of HSMC about the General Election and social care.
Date:
01/06/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Health Services Management Centre academics leading the way on effective integration of health and social care

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Academics from the Health Services Management Centre shared the centre's latest research into integrated health and social care with delegates from across the world at the 17th International Conference on Integrated Care earlier this month.
Date:
18/05/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Challenges presented by mass migration are driving new solutions around affordable housing, report finds

Challenges presented by mass migration are driving new solutions around affordable housing, report finds
Description
A new report by academics at the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) here at the University of Birmingham has found the urgency created by significant immigration is helping drive innovations and solutions around affordable housing that would have otherwise taken many more years – which will be of considerable use in tackling the wider housing crisis.
Date:
10/05/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Professor discusses how we should understand mental health in inaugural lecture

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The College of Social Sciences were delighted to welcome over 60 guests to the inaugural lecture of Professor Jerry Tew, Professor of Mental Health and Social Work. Taking place on Wednesday 3 May, the talk discussed the current disease model used in mental health treatment, and a shift to a more context-based approach.
Date:
08/05/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

College success in latest university league table

College success in latest university league table
Description
We are delighted to announce that in the 2018 Complete University Guide, all 8 subjects from the College of Social Sciences at the University of Birmingham have been rated within the top 20 in the UK, with three subjects appearing in the top 10.
Date:
02/05/2017
Categories:
Social Sciences, Teaching

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

Description
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

Description
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?

Description
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
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