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.
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.
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- Read the latest Briefing Papers from the Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM).
- Monday 20th October 2014
- "Something big is happening here". Those were the words of Nigel Farage following the news that Douglas Carswell had become UKIP's first member of parliament in the Clacton by-election.
- Monday 13th October 2014
- Professor Russell Mannion has been invited to speak at the International Society for Quality in Health care (ISQua) conference. With colleagues, he will present the findings from international research on the impact of health policy reform on quality and patient safety in thirty countries.
- Friday 3rd October 2014
- Over the two days of this exhibition, the School of Social Policy's Chris Allen will be highlighting how his research into Islamophobia since 2001 has helped to raise awareness of the experiences of those who become victims of street-level anti-Muslim late, and helped influence political thinking about how best to tackle this unwanted contemporary discrimination.
- Tuesday 9th September 2014
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