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

CHASM Briefing Paper: December 2014

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Should people on low incomes be encouraged to save during an economic down-turn? Latest Briefing Paper from CHASM
Date:
Wednesday 21st January 2015

Birmingham celebrates HSJ rising star!

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Birmingham's Jacob Matthews has been identified as an NHS 'rising star' by the Health Service Journal.
Date:
Wednesday 14th January 2015

Impact of the Charlie Hebdo killings on ordinary Muslims

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Dr Chris Allen discusses the likely impact on ordinary Muslims following the Charlie Hebdo killings, in a series of radio interviews.
Date:
Tuesday 13th January 2015

Evaluation of the empty homes community grants programme - North East and Yorkshire

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The Housing and Communities Research Group have been awarded a grant by the Building and Social Housing Foundation, to evaluate the impact of the 'Empty Homes Community Grants Programme in North East England and Yorkshire'.
Date:
Monday 12th January 2015
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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