The College of Social Sciences brings together over 450 academics (including 90 professors) and over 360 professional staff across a range of disciplines and interdisciplinary fields. Around 25% of our staff are international and combined with over 42,500 global alumni representing over 185 countries, our work impacts all areas of society grounded in the key disciplines of business, economics, education, government and society, and social policy.
With the unfolding events following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, our expert social sciences researchers are sharing their insight and research commentary on issues affecting Ukraine and the rest of the world - including international sanctions, migration and displacement and the economy.
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Findings from SEREDA call for changes to the Home Office’s asylum policy after uncovering the failures of the UK asylum system faced by refugee victims of sexual and gender-based violence.
09 November 2021
Blog by Professor Andy Mullineux on COP26, private equity and utilities.
08 November 2021
Whilst restoration of nature is firmly on the agenda at COP26, Fiona Nunan and Brock Bersaglio argue that power imbalances undermine sustainable development.
04 November 2021
Courtney Stephenson explores the plans for green economic transformation in the West Midlands and considers how a new, green economy is an opportunity to place workers at the heart of the industrial revolution.
03 November 2021
This research will examine the contribution social workers make to older people's lives
01 November 2021
The Health Services Management Centre (HSMC) and Birmingham Business School have collaborated to design and deliver a new online MBA Clinical Leadership
28 October 2021
New research reveals that Dr Abd Tahrani is featured as being in the top five most active social media users who participate in the UK's online diabetes debate and who has published the most diabetes related posts.
26 October 2021
Dr Abigail Taylor summarises findings from a recent WMREDI research project examining partnership working during the pandemic.
22 October 2021
In a special seminar, two experts on European politics, Dr Isabelle Hertner and Dr Ed Turner, examined the recent elections in Germany.
21 October 2021
Government targets to make the UK carbon neutral by 2050 could be worthless if current carbon accounting systems aren't radically reformed, warns a leading academic.
12 October 2021
Older adults around the world are more willing to donate to charity than younger people, but will prioritise charitable organisations operating within their own country, new research finds.
08 October 2021
Professor Ian Thomson writes for Financial Management on COP26 and what management accountants can expect from it.
07 October 2021
Professor Martin Powell (HSMC), Dr Sophie King-Hill (HSMC) and Professor Ian Greener (University of Strathclyde) publish analysis of UK media coverage from the first months of the COVID pandemic.
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