Research in the School of Social Policy

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.

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Posted 24 May 2018

Is anthropology legal?*

Have you been inundated with emails asking you to resubscribe to contact lists lately? That's the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The codes used to guide us are designed for data protection, marketing and social media – not anthropology. Dr Rachel Humphris writes om how the GDPR will force us to rethink how we go about our research.

Posted 19 April 2018

New Fulbright scholar at IRiS

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.

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The expert view on Brexit: EU Families and 'Eurochildren' in Brexiting Britain

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.
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