PhD doctoral researchers

The contribution of our research students is integral to the academic and community life of the School of Social Policy.

Students come from a wide range of backgrounds, some straight from undergraduate degrees, others having worked in social and health care, education, youth work, criminal justice, community work, faith-based organisations, national and local government and the voluntary sector. The School also has a tradition of hosting visiting international research students from the USA and Eastern Europe, as well as an established tradition of supervising research students with a range of disabilities, who are also service users.

Department of Social Work and Social Care 

Amer Azlan
Financial planning in Malaysia

Asif Afridi
Effective, equal and fair: models of representation/ community engagement

Naheed Akhtar
Investigation of the normalization of Islamophobic discourse following 9/11 attacks

Simon Bartlett
Shared services and life chances

Sarah Bennett
Black or white? The negotiation of identity amongst Mixed Heritage children who are 'looked after

James Bowles
The role of geospatial data in third sector service provision: developing a framework for research and practice

Charlotte Brady
Polly put the kettle on, we’’ll all have tea: Exploration into the role of the Social Hub in combining social support with meaningful activity to alleviate mental distress, at the same time as challenging modernist misconceptions of “mental illness” and “recovery” using a social health context, and a postmodern and psychosocial lens? 

Chris Damm
The effects of government funding on voluntary organisations

Tracey Davanna
Attitudes and identities of Muslim ex-prisoners

Ziad Faraj
The Challenges Encountering the Development of Social Work Profession in Palestine and Strategies to Overcome Them

Stephen Forrest
Regional Planning and Housing 2003-2007

Gerardo J Arriaga Garcia
The current crisis of development - rethinking social policy in Mexico

Caroline Greenhalgh
Caroline’s research explores how high net worth donors engage with philanthropy and conceptualise and measure the effectiveness of their giving

Bingzi He
The Five Pillars of Collaborative Housing – exploring enactment in Chinese Cooperative Security Housing and English Community Land Trusts

Resya Kania
Comparative Analysis of Financial Inclusion Policy in Britain and Indonesia

Koreana Ko
(Re)defining home through retirement plans and decisions: The case of South Korean immigrants in the Greater London area

Feylyn Lewis
'Who am I?': An exploration of the identity development of young adult carers in the United Kingdom and the United States

Bruce Moore
Competing perspectives on the governance role of boards of English housing associations and attitudes to board payment

Roberto Ozman
Unaccompanied and separated children

Anna Papoutsi
EU’s everyday bordering: governing the unwanted

Peter Redford
Social policy - poverty alleviation and social mobility

Fatima Syed
Personal Finance Education

Valerie Sylvester
Generational migration and African Caribbean women

Emma Taylor
Youth social action: Access and inclusion

Vita Terry
The Third Sector: Adopting an Explicit Economic Interest

Julie Whiteman
The impact of contemporary music narratives on sexual attitudes and behaviours

Timothy Williams
Mandated joint working, health and social care

Xiaolin Yang
The impact of the Current Welfare Reform in Guangzhou on the welfare of Internal Migrant Workers in China

Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology

Chloe Alexander
Ethnographic research on the intersectionality of children’s care work

Bircan Ciytak
Negotiating belonging across generations – The case of 3rd Turkish heritage in Germany

Caroline Greenhalgh
‘Seeing is believing’  How do High Net Worth Individuals utilise evidence to inform their philanthropy? 

Andy Jolly
Household food security amongst undocumented migrant families in Birmingham

Ellie Munro
Continuity, adaptation and change within the local voluntary sector field in Birmingham, 1965-2015

Kristina Stoewe
Refugee entrepreneurship and integration: A comparative study of entrepreneurial refugees in German and British cities.

Health Services Management Centre

Jennifer Davies
Realizing leadership potential within the business and administration workforce in NHS Scotland 

Ki Tae Kim
Relation between welfare regime, income inequality and aggregate health

Editor Musekiwa
The Impact of Personalised Health Budgets: an in-depth longitudinal case study with home care adult patients with complex healthcare needs

Liam Spalding

Street-Level Bureaucrats and Policy Implementation: A Study of Personalisation on the Frontline of the English NHS

Doctoral Researcher Diversity Network

Doctoral Researcher Diversity Network (DRDN)

Find out more about the Doctoral Researcher Diversity Network which is the first cross-University network for PhD students studying aspects of diversity.