Research

Social Policy is in 'The Conversation'Feature image 2

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

 

View all HSMC research projects

View all IASS research projects

 

Research news

CHASM new Director

Description
CHASM announces change in leadership.
Date:
Monday 24th August 2015

Turning ideas into research: Theory, design and practice

Description
During a recent visit to Sydney in Australia, Professor Barbara Fawcett, from the School of Social Policy at the University of Birmingham, together with Dr Rosalie Pockett, celebrated the launch of their new book 'Turning Ideas Into Research: Theory, Design & Practice'.
Date:
Monday 24th August 2015

Calais migrants are not invading: They are just a small part of a global refugee crisis

Description
Read the latest article by Dr Nando Sigona in 'The Conversation' on the refugee crisis in Calais.
Date:
Wednesday 5th August 2015

Patients as 'active agents of change' - a societal challenge

Description
There's been a lot of hand-wringing and soul searching about the state of the NHS and how it can best respond to the challenges ahead; and the contribution of the service user, or citizen, in meeting those challenges is gaining more attention.
Date:
Tuesday 28th July 2015
Displaying 1 to 4 of 90
Previous 1 2 3 4 5 Next

 

 

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