The contribution of our research students is integral to the academic and community life of the School of Social Policy. Students come from a wide range of backgrounds, some straight from undergraduate degrees, others having worked in social and health care, education, youth work, criminal justice, community work, faith-based organisations, national and local government and the voluntary sector. The School also has a tradition of hosting visiting international research students from the USA and Eastern Europe, as well as an established tradition of supervising research students with a range of disabilities, who are also service users.
Our doctoral researchers
Evaluation and organisational learning: An action research study in developing evaluation capacity
Social Justice in Digital Spaces: Experiences of Digitalisation in Civil Society
Youth transitions from state care and pathways to adult independence. A cross national exploration of social policies and services relating to preparing and guiding young people ageing out of care
'Understanding the family in family support'
Ben Paul Kyneswood
'Informal social learning amongst young volunteers: A case study of community radio broadcasters'
'Restorative justice and youth crime in Kinshasa: Views from the Congolese Diaspora in Britain'
Success and breakdown of care: The case of unaccompanied migrant children
'The armed political struggle in Portugal: the experience of the participants and the role played by the State'
'The political economy of hydrogen energy'
'Regional Planning and Housing 2003-2007
'Implications of personalisation and children's services'
'Bridging the gap - Mental health service delivery for adolescents: a comparative study between Australia and the UK'
'Mental Health Act 1983 and Older People'
Effective, equal and fair: models of representation/ community engagement
'Public service single budgets and outcomes for children with low educational prospects'
Black or white? The negotiation of identity amongst Mixed Heritage children who are 'looked after'
Rural disadvantage among young people mostly using quantitative approaches'
The impact of policy on third sector providers of addiction treatment
Disinvestment in Health Services
'What is the relationship between personalised budgets and safeguarding vulnerable adults? And what implications does this have for social work practice?'
Changing needs and perceptions. The experiences of people with impairments negotiating with services
Understanding and Supporting Families with Complex Needs
What contribution can emotional dedication make to social work
'Employment of people over sixty five in Taiwan'
'Social workers use of space and place'
Publicness and Health Inequalities
'The Impact of Domestic Violence on the housing needs of Pakistani/Muslim women'
'Probability of Korean Welfare Model'
'Welfare Services Delivery'
'Second generation Filipinos in Britain'
'The role of religious faith identities in shaping youth offending behaviours'
'Access to Financial Advice'
'Social models in mental health practice'
'Reframing Chilean Social Care for Children'
Lukano James Omunson
Exploring the Key Factors Influencing the Decision for Assisted Voluntary Returns of Failed asylum Seekers and Illegal Migrants in the UK
Social policy - poverty alleviation and social mobility
Monica Viviana Pinilla Roncancio
Disability and poverty in Latin American countries
'Social Construction of Polish Identity'
'Foster care for children who sexually abuse other children'
'Internal Migration in China'
'PSI and Social Housing Landlords'
'Setting Housing Standards: Does it make a difference? '
'Identifying housing preferences for first time buyers in the urban housing markets'
Personal Finance Education
Generational migration and and African Caribbean Women
The Third Sector: Adopting an Explicit Economic Interest
'Working of OD interventions'
'An observational study to identify why patients with cancer make certain choices during their end of life pathway of care when commencing second line treatment'
'The influence of organisational commitment and organisational culture on the attitudes towards organisational change from a centralised to a decentralised system in a Maltese Acute Hospital'
Employment policy and older people in South Korea
Cross-class families and social capital