Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology

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.

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Posted 03 August 2018

Lifestyle choice does not explain a 17-year life expectancy gap

When a researcher at BBC's Panorama got in touch with Dr Kayleigh Garthwaite to say they were making a programme about health inequalities in Stockton, she had mixed feelings. Dr Kayleigh Garthwaite writes for Social Sciences Birmingham.

Posted 22 June 2018

Welcoming refugees in the UK

Director of IRiS Professor Jenny Phillimore in the Birmingham Brief: 'With the UK's Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme and Community Sponsorship Programme for refugees escaping conflicts in the Middle East, refugees have been resettled to many places in the UK that have very little experience of diversity, let alone refugees. What can these places do to welcome refugees?'

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