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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.
The 22 June marks 70 years since the arrival of the Empire Windrush at Tilbury docks. In our second episode of Unfiltered, Dr Nando Sigona and April- Louise Pennant discuss what lessons the windrush arrival and scandal can teach us about British identity.
Meet our researchers who are stepping in earlier to help everyone achieve their potential
Posted 06 September 2018
A change in culture within the NHS is needed to ensure that managers are less resistant to hearing, and acting upon, bad news, research led by the University of Birmingham has found.
Posted 23 August 2018
Dr Nando Sigona explains why we shouldn't treat Spain as a new Greece or Italy as far as irregular sea crossings are concerned
Posted 20 August 2018
This new article, explores how austerity, welfare conditionality and the hostile environment combine to effect policy and practice towards new migrants.
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