News in the School of Social Policy

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


News

Lost in the World: Former unaccompanied minors in orbit

Lost in the World: Former unaccompanied minors in orbit
Description
Young people seeking safety and security are subjected to the vagaries of all kinds of 'solutions at various national borders' - Nando Sigona and Elaine Chase (UCL) write in 'The Conversation'.
Date:
14/03/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

International Summer School Integrated Care (ISSIC)

Description
Robin Miller, Senior Fellow, is a member of the faculty which will deliver 'The International Summer School Integrated Care©' in June 2016.
Date:
10/03/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

What about us - reversing the trend of the chronically under-researched role of the GP receptionist

What about us - reversing the trend of the chronically under-researched role of the GP receptionist
Description
Imagine we're playing a game of word association and I said the words GP receptionist – what words would spring into mind - and I want you to be honest! …Dragon behind the desk? Caring? Unhelpful? Contentious? Unfriendly? Trustworthy? Obstructive? Helpful? Jobsworth? Hardworking?
Date:
08/03/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Former Minister joins University of Birmingham to drive mental health policy impact

Description
Former Minister of State for Care Services, Paul Burstow, is to join the University of Birmingham to advise on mental health policy engagement and impact.
Date:
08/03/2016
Categories:
Social Sciences

School contributes to Radio 4 debates on personal health budgets for maternity services

Description
Jon Glasby was one of the panel members on a phone-in for Radio 4's Moneybox programme exploring proposals to pilot personal health budgets in maternity services.
Date:
07/03/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Sociology in and of Birmingham: Studying and celebrating diversity

Description
This open public event chaired by Lynn Jamieson, the President of the British Sociological Association on the eve of their annual conference, which is taking place in Birmingham. All with an interest in Birmingham are welcome and invited to participate in discussion, from those who have never heard of sociology to long-term sociologists.
Date:
02/03/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Learning Disability: Making lives matter

Description
The proposal this week to appoint a Learning Disability Commissioner can be seen as an expression of frustration by Sir Stephen Bubb, who has conducted a review of learning disability residential services after the scandal at Winterbourne View. Perspective from Catherine Needham, HSMC.
Date:
29/02/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

AHRC FinCris Project

Description
On 3 February 2016 the AHRC FinCris project held its final dissemination event in Brussels on: 'Financial Reform after the Crisis: Promoting stability, fair taxation, ethics and financial inclusion'.
Date:
24/02/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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