PhD doctoral researchers

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.

Department of Social Policy and Social Work 

Asif Afridi
Effective, equal and fair: models of representation/ community engagement

Naheed Akhtar
Investigation of the normalization of Islamophobic discourse following 9/11 attacks

Simon Bartlett
Shared services and life chances

Sarah Bennett
Black or white? The negotiation of identity amongst Mixed Heritage children who are 'looked after

Charlotte Brady
Polly put the kettle on, we’’ll all have tea: Exploration into the role of the Social Hub in combining social support with meaningful activity to alleviate mental distress, at the same time as challenging modernist misconceptions of “mental illness” and “recovery” using a social health context, and a postmodern and psychosocial lens? 

Chris Damm
The effects of government funding on voluntary organisations

Tracey Davanna
Attitudes and identities of Muslim ex-prisoners

Ziad Faraj
The Challenges Encountering the Development of Social Work Profession in Palestine and Strategies to Overcome Them

Stephen Forrest
Regional Planning and Housing 2003-2007

Gerardo J Arriaga Garcia
The current crisis of development - rethinking social policy in Mexico

Bingzi He
The Five Pillars of Collaborative Housing – exploring enactment in Chinese Cooperative Security Housing and English Community Land Trusts

Andy Jolly
Household food security amongst undocumented migrant families in Birmingham

Koreana Ko
(Re)defining home through retirement plans and decisions: The case of South Korean immigrants in the Greater London area

Feylyn Lewis
'Who am I?': An exploration of the identity development of young adult carers in the United Kingdom and the United States

Bruce Moore
Competing perspectives on the governance role of boards of English housing associations and attitudes to board payment

Roberto Ozman
Unaccompanied and separated children

Peter Redford
Social policy - poverty alleviation and social mobility

Fatima Syed
Personal Finance Education

Valerie Sylvester
Generational migration and African Caribbean women

Emma Taylor
Youth social action: Access and inclusion

Vita Terry
The Third Sector: Adopting an Explicit Economic Interest

Timothy Williams
Mandated joint working, health and social care

Xiaolin Yang
The impact of the Current Welfare Reform in Guangzhou on the welfare of Internal Migrant Workers in China

Health Services Management Centre

Ciprian Badescu
Theories of welfare state development

Ki Tae Kim

Relation between welfare regime, income inequality and aggregate health

Editor Musekiwa
The Impact of Personalised Health Budgets: an in-depth longitudinal case study with home care adult patients with complex healthcare needs

Liam Spalding

Street-Level Bureaucrats and Policy Implementation: A Study of Personalisation on the Frontline of the English NHS

Doctoral Researcher Diversity Network

Doctoral Researcher Diversity Network (DRDN)

Find out more about the Doctoral Researcher Diversity Network which is the first cross-University network for PhD students studying aspects of diversity.