Research

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Within the School of Social Policy, we undertake innovative, exciting, applied research. We believe in research making impact and we aim to build into the research process itself, communities, policy makers and practitioners, so as to ensure that our research travels and impacts upon people's everyday lives. Our research is ethically driven and sensitive, and deeply resonates with local, national and international issues..

A series of broad research themes underpin the research activities of the School.

Families, policy and professional practice research theme
Global community research theme
Health and Social Wellbeing research theme
Welfare Futures research theme

Research expertise across the School currently sits within our Departments. The Health Services Management Centre organises its research around its five areas of work or specialisms:

In addition, there is an over-arching Participatory Research Theme which is cross-cutting across the School's research activities.

Research Centres

Research Groups

 

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Research news

Housing and Communities Research Network Seminar - 12 January 2015

Description
All are welcome at the next Housing and Communities Research Network Seminar, which will be held on Monday 12 January 2015 in Room 710, Muirhead Tower (4.15-5.45).
Date:
Thursday 18th December 2014

No more hero leaders

Description
Across all public services, including health, the skill sets of leaders in the future need to be different, and the type of leadership approach also needs to change.
Date:
Thursday 18th December 2014

Australia tweeted #illridewithyou - and showed great solidarity in moment of crisis

Description
Social Policy's Dr Chris Allen writes for The Conversation, following the hostage taking in Sydney, when thousands of ordinary Australians turned to social media to spread a message of unprecedented tolerance and solidarity.
Date:
Tuesday 16th December 2014

Understanding the practice and developing the concept of welfare bricolage (UPWEB)

Description
IRiS were successful in their bid for NORFACE funds as part of the Welfare State Futures Programme. The UPWEB project, led by IRiS Director Professor Jenny Phillimore will commence in 2015.
Date:
Thursday 27th November 2014
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Departmental research

Health Services Management Centre researchInstitute of Applied Social Studies research

Doctoral Training Centre status

The University of Birmingham has been selected as one of only 12 single institutions to receive 'Doctoral Training Centre' status from the ESRC. The award recognises the work of social science colleagues over the past two years in consolidating our research training programmes into the new MA Social Research, as well as the commitment to high quality doctoral supervision and the wider experience for doctoral researchers at Birmingham.

Professor Pete Alcock
Director, Doctoral Training Centre

ESRC Doctoral Training Centre