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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- It is believed that at least 25 schools in Birmingham are now being investigated in response to allegations of what the media and city council are routinely describing as "takeover" bids by "hardline Muslims". IASS's Chris Allen comments on 'Operation Trojan Horse'.
- Tuesday 3rd June 2014
- In the latest addition to the IRiS research videos, Dr Ricky Joseph talks about the Doctoral Research Diversity Network (DRDN) and how this research fits in with the work on the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS).
- Monday 2nd June 2014
- A new article by IRiS academic Professor Martin Stringer, entitled 'Evidencing superdiversity in the census and beyond' has been published by Taylor and Francis online
- Wednesday 21st May 2014
- Two new articles by Aleksandra Grzymala-Kazlowska, Marie Curie Research Fellow based in the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), have been published recently by SAGE.
- Tuesday 20th May 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