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Our mission in the School of Social Policy is to understand the world - but also to change it. So we undertake high quality and relevant research which then underpins our work in making a practical difference in the real world through teaching, professional training, policy advice and our work with local communities, the public and the media.
Professor Jenny Phillimore writes for Social Sciences Birmingham in aid of World Social Justice Day, which this year is focusing on ‘Workers on the Move: the Quest for Social Justice.’
Meet our researchers who are stepping in earlier to help everyone achieve their potential
Posted 19 April 2018
The project findings were extensively reported in the Guardian and other publications.
Dr Lauren Heidbrinnk (California State University) successfully applied for a Fulbright award in the 2018-19 Fulbright-Schuman programme with the support of Dr Nando Sigona at IRiS.
Posted 18 April 2018
Dr Nando Sigona writes for The Conversation: When freedom of movement is revoked, legal migrants are suddenly asked to prove they have the right to reside. Theresa May, the UK prime minister, and Amber Rudd, home secretary, have both apologised for the distress caused by the treatment of the so-called "Windrush generation", in the face of mounting pressure from MPs and the wider public.
Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director of IRiS Nando Sigona is researching how UK-based European families and their children are coping with Brexit and the impact it is having on their sense of belonging.Find out more