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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- Social Policy's Dr Chris Allen writes for The Conversation, following the hostage taking in Sydney, when thousands of ordinary Australians turned to social media to spread a message of unprecedented tolerance and solidarity.
- Tuesday 16th December 2014
- IRiS were successful in their bid for NORFACE funds as part of the Welfare State Futures Programme. The UPWEB project, led by IRiS Director Professor Jenny Phillimore will commence in 2015.
- Thursday 27th November 2014
- Last week was the biennial meeting of the International Society for Priorities in Health Care, and it took place in the glorious setting of the South Wharf of the Yarra river in sunny Melbourne Australia.
- Wednesday 19th November 2014
- The University of Birmingham is proud to offer 25 ESRC scholarships to fund postgraduate training and doctoral research.
- Tuesday 18th November 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