News in the School of Social Policy

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

News

Is it fair to ask volunteers to run library services?

Description
Professor of Social Policy and Director of the Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC), John Mohan, appeared on the Mark Forrest show on BBC local radio, to talk about the relevance of TSRC research to the issue of library services being taken over by volunteers.
Date:
24/02/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

New migrant health beliefs, values and experiences

Description
The Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) are holding a workshop event to present findings from their research study on migrant health histories, on 17 April 2015 at the Library of Birmingham.
Date:
23/02/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Social Policy academics to take part in TEDx 2015 - 'The Road Less Travelled'

Description
With ideas worth spreading, some of the School of Social Policy's leading academics will grace the TEDx stage in the Aston Webb building on Saturday 21 March.
Date:
18/02/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Blog: Commonplace diversity: Stable and peaceful relations across myriad differences in Hackney

Description
Read latest LSE Blog from Susanne Wessendorf, 'Commonplace Diversity: Stable and peaceful relations across myriad differences in Hackney'.
Date:
17/02/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Community action and social media research: Position Statement

Description
The below the radar work-stream at the Third Sector Research Centre is undertaking research into how and whether community groups use social media to organise community action.
Date:
17/02/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

New book published on 'Women, Disability and Mental Distress'

Description
Women, Disability and Mental Distress published by Ashgate this month, is based on Birmingham alumnus Julia Smith's doctorate.
Date:
16/02/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Housing Association Roundtable event

Description
Professor David Mullins, Director of the Housing and Communities Research Group, will be in Ballymoney, County Antrim next week, for a roundtable event with leading figures from the housing association sector in Northern Ireland.
Date:
12/02/2015

Happy hospitals better for patients, research shows

Description
Hospital patients experience better outcomes when NHS staff are happier in their jobs, according to new research.
Date:
11/02/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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