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Smart Leadership for Smart Cities

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Research undertaken at Birmingham Business School has been examining our understanding of how Smart Cities, which aim to offer improved local economic development, social and environmental outcomes.
Date:
17/07/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Visiting Professor appointed as Special Adviser to the Treasury Select Committee

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A Visiting Professor at Birmingham Business School's Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME) , has been appointed as Special Adviser on Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Lending and related matters to the Treasury Select Committee in the House of Commons.
Date:
15/07/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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The essence of community hospitals

The essence of community hospitals
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The statement from Simon Stevens about the role of small hospitals in the NHS is welcome, and unexpected. Those communities who are actively campaigning to keep their valued local hospitals are stopped in their tracks. Can this be right – does the NHS have room now for community hospitals as part of its infrastructure? A clear message from the CEO of the NHS would suggest so.
Date:
10/07/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Britain's youngest carers

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New Pro-Vice Chancellor for the College of Social Sciences, Professor Saul Becker, features in a one hour documentary which aired on Channel 4 last night on 'Britain's youngest carers'.
Date:
10/07/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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University of Birmingham engagement with Brazil wins Outstanding International Strategy award

University of Birmingham engagement with Brazil wins Outstanding International Strategy award
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The University of Birmingham has won the Outstanding International Strategy Award in the 2014 Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards (THELMAs). The award honours Birmingham's bold approach to secure its position in Brazil as the UK higher education institute (HEI) partner of choice.
Date:
18/06/2014
Categories:
Corporate Services, International, Research

Problem behaviour in children is not always a mental disorder

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Julie Allan discusses the growing trend of psychopathogisation, where certain behaviours by children are being judged as evidence of mental disorders and used to justify an official diagnosis which may be treated with drugs
Date:
11/06/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences, Teaching
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New book series: Global Political Economies of Gender and Sexuality

New book series: Global Political Economies of Gender and Sexuality
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Dr Nicola Smith, Senior Lecturer in POLSIS, has recently signed a book series. The book series is called 'Global Political Economies of Gender and Sexuality', is being published by Rowman & Littlefield International and is edited by Nicola Smith, Adrienne Roberts (University of Manchester) and Juanita Elias (University of Birmingham). The series has just started and they will have a big launch once the first books have been commissioned.
Date:
21/07/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Blog: From repression to co-production with citizens: Why we need behaviour change in healthcare

Blog: From repression to co-production with citizens: Why we need behaviour change in healthcare
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Written by Jörgen Tholstrup. What's the mission of health care? I've been working as a physician and gastroenterologist both in Denmark and Sweden for more than 30 years. Over time, I've become more and more puzzled about our healthcare system and how otherwise responsible human beings can tolerate the way that common behaviourial rules are suspended when you access healthcare.
Date:
21/07/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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