Communities and Cohesion

Communities and cohesion are a major focus for the University and for policy makers. These researchers are actively engaging with the policy process and would welcome further engagement from policy makers.

Dr Chris Allen

Dr Chris Allen

Lecturer in Social Policy
Director of Admissions & Student Recruitment, UG Social Policy programmes

Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology

Dr Chris Allen is a Lecturer in Social Policy where he is also Director of Admissions and Student Recruitment for all undergraduate programmes.

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Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 2703
Email
c.allen.2@bham.ac.uk

Dr Katherine Brown

Dr Katherine Brown

Lecturer in Islamic Studies
Head of Department

Department of Theology and Religion

I am interested in Muslim women's involvement in violent religious politics, specifically Islam. My work examines the ways in which gendered jihadi narratives motivate and enfranchise, and how they combine with everyday experiences of living and politics. I also examine how counter-terrorism and counter-radicalisation programmes impact on religious women’s ...

Email
k.e.brown@bham.ac.uk

Dr Andrew Davies

Dr Andrew Davies

Reader in the Public Understanding of Religion
Director, Edward Cadbury Centre

Department of Theology and Religion

Although my interests are varied, I am fundamentally a biblical scholar who works on the reception history of the Bible, particularly its influence on society, its handling by Pentecostals and Evangelicals throughout the world today and its interpretation in music and the arts. My PhD, in the field of biblical ethics, provoked my interest in literary-critical approaches to the Hebrew Bible ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 8348
Email
a.davies.4@bham.ac.uk

Dr Catherine Durose

Dr Catherine Durose

Reader in Policy Sciences

Institute of Local Government Studies

Dr Catherine Durose undertakes research, teaching and impact work on urban governance and public services, with particular interests in participation, intermediation and co-production.

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 415 1074
Email
c.durose@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jagbir Jhutti-Johal

Dr Jagbir Jhutti-Johal

Senior Lecturer in Sikh Studies

Department of Theology and Religion

I am a Senior Lecturer in Sikh Studies at the University of Birmingham. My research encompasses a range of related topics in Sikh Studies, such as gender and Sikhism, science and Sikhism and contemporary Sikhism.

On the teaching side, I teach Introduction to Sikhism (second-year undergraduate); Placement Module (second–year undergraduate); and an MPhil(B) course on Sikh Studies, MA in ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 41 58338
Email
j.jhuttijohal.1@bham.ac.uk

Dr Irina Kuznetsova

Dr Irina Kuznetsova

Birmingham Fellow

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Irina Kuznetsova is a sociologist and social geographer. Her research expertise includes migration, religiosity, health, disabilities studies, social policy and accessible cities.  She has led and participated in various applied and academic studies founded by regional bodies in Russia and also the European Commission, Open Society Institute, MacArthur Foundation, Russian Foundation for ...

Email
i.kuznetsova@bham.ac.uk

Professor Sabine Lee

Professor in Modern History
Head of School of History and Cultures

Department of History

Having graduated from the University of Düsseldorf with a degree in mathematics, history and philosophy I completed an M.Phil in International Relations and PhD in Modern History at the University of Cambridge. I took up a lectureship in European history at the University of Hull in 1993 before joining the Department of Modern History here at Birmingham in 1994.

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 5749
Email
s.lee@bham.ac.uk

Professor Vivien Lowndes

Professor Vivien Lowndes

Professor of Public Policy

Institute of Local Government Studies

Professor Vivien Lowndes undertakes research, teaching and knowledge transfer on local governance and public services, with a particular interest in partnerships, citizen participation, and gender issues.  Vivien Lowndes previously worked at the University of Nottingham, University of Essex and De Montfort University, where she was Pro Vice Chancellor (Research).  Vivien worked in local ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3955
Email
v.b.lowndes@bham.ac.uk

Catherine Mangan

Catherine Mangan

Director of INLOGOV

Institute of Local Government Studies

Catherine is the Director of the Public Services Academyand leads the consultancy work for INLOGOV at the University of Birmingham.  She has a particular research interest in delivering change within the public sector and her areas of interest include the integration of health and social care and developing the future workforce and leadership (she is a facilitator on the LGA's National ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7787
Email
c.mangan@bham.ac.uk

Professor Jenny Phillimore

Professor Jenny Phillimore

Professor of Migration and Superdiversity

Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology

Jenny Phillimore is Director of the Institute for Research into Superdiversityand Professor of Migration and Superdiversity. She has researched widely in the fields of migration and superdiversity. Over the past decade she has managed teams of researchers focusing on access to health, education, employment, training, and housing integration with a particular focus on integration and ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 7822
Email
j.a.phillimore@bham.ac.uk

Dr Nando Sigona

Dr Nando Sigona

Senior Birmingham Fellow, Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director of IRiS

Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology

Nando Sigona is a social scientist with over fifteen years research and teaching experience in migration, refugee, citizenship and ethnic studies. He joined the School of Social Policy in February 2013 as a Birmingham Fellow. Dr Sigona’s work investigates the migration and citizenship nexus. This is achieved through in-depth examinations of a range of experiences of societal membership ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 415 8030
Email
n.sigona@bham.ac.uk

Dr Christalla Yakinthou

Dr Christalla Yakinthou

Birmingham Fellow

Department of Political Science and International Studies

Christalla Yakinthou is a political scientist specialising in conflict transformation in deeply divided and post-war countries. She has specific expertise in transitional justice, conflict within societies, and constitutional design.

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Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 8634
Email
c.yakinthou@bham.ac.uk