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

New report from CHASM on access to credit

Description
The Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM), have published a new report entitled 'Introducing a Time Delay on Access to Credit: Is it just delaying the inevitable?', by Lindsey Appleyard, Jodi Gardner and Karen Rowlingson.
Date:
Thursday 29th January 2015

UPWEB recruiting 5 community researchers

Description
The Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) at the University of Birmingham is looking to train and employ up to five community researchers to work on a new research project looking at the ways that residents of Handsworth and Edgbaston access formal and informal health care services.
Date:
Monday 26th January 2015

IRiS researcher to speak at The New School in New York

Description
In February, Dr Nando Sigona is giving a public Lecture at The Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility entitled, 'The Camp as a Space of Political Membership', with discussion from Professor Michel Agier
Date:
Monday 26th January 2015

Prevention in social care

Description
HSMC Director, Professor Jon Glasby, has been filmed for a new resource on Prevention, created by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE).
Date:
Monday 26th 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