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

What the EU must do now to halt this tragedy on its shores

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IRiS academic, Dr Nando Sigona, writes for 'The Conversation' on the unfolding tragedy in the Mediterranean.
Date:
Wednesday 22nd April 2015

Defending Welfare – Birmingham Academics comment on the last five years of the Coalition

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In the lead up to the 2010 Election the Social Policy Association (SPA) published In Defence of Welfare - a commentary on challenges facing any incoming government. For the 2015 election In Defence of Welfare 2 has now been launched: and Birmingham academics are some of the main contributors to the series of short essays.
Date:
Wednesday 15th April 2015

Admission impossible? Reducing emergency hospital admissions for older people

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Since the winter, the issue of pressure on A&E and emergency hospital admissions has been centre stage in the media and in political debate. While the Conservatives claim that the NHS is safe in their hands, Labour argue that the health service is in crisis.
Date:
Wednesday 15th April 2015

State of the Nation: Ten things we've learned about the NHS under the coalition

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HSMC Professors Mark Exworthy and Jon Glasby, write for 'The Conversation' and their 'State of the Nation' series.
Date:
Monday 13th April 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