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

Networking Event Sparks Ideas for new Collaborations

Description
The Housing and Communities Research Group held a successful first ideas and networking lunch on 9th June. The report from the event will outline how actions identified in the three workshops can be taken forward in the new work programme.
Date:
Thursday 18th June 2015

Ahead of his time! David Mullins speaks at two housing sector Conferences in Northern Ireland in May

Description
Good Governance and mergers and alliances are two key issues for the Northern Ireland housing association sector at the present time - David Mullins speaks at conferences.
Date:
Monday 8th June 2015

NHS pressures at risk of stifling cancer research, says report

Description
Daily pressures on the NHS are having a serious impact on its ability to support world-leading research into cancer, according to a Cancer Research UK-commissioned report from the University of Birmingham.
Date:
Wednesday 20th May 2015

How can we increase responsible lending and borrowing?

Description
Following the CHASM workshop held on Tuesday 28 April 2015 at the Wellcome Collection in London on 'How can we increase responsible lending and borrowing?', a summary of the event is now available to download
Date:
Wednesday 20th May 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