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Welcome to the Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology, we are a leading multi-disciplinary academic team committed to providing world-class research and innovative degree programmes. We deliver research led teaching with 66% of publications by our academic staff rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in the latest Research Excellence Framework. We are at the forefront of cutting edge social science research that informs and influences public debate.
Paul Montgomery and co-authors discuss what these guidelines could mean for randomized controlled trials of social and psychological interventions.
Posted 07 February 2019
New research carried out by the University of Birmingham's Gëzim Alpion concludes that Mother Teresa's dark night of the soul was triggered by her childhood.
Posted 06 February 2019
A pilot study by the University of Birmingham has identified major barriers to healthcare access for migrants, including denial of entitlements and administrative issues.
Posted 22 January 2019
First major study on community hospitals in England argues that policy makers need to take into account a broader notion of value, focusing equally on social value to patients and communities as on the money.