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Studying with us


Christine Skinner and colleagues
Christine Skinner chairs international symposium on separated families and attends family law reception at House of Lords

Posted on Friday 20 May 2016

Dr Skinner continues to move research and policy forward with two international events at London and York

SPSW lecturer Kate Brown nominated for Yorkshire Women of Achievement Award

Posted on Wednesday 18 May 2016

Dr Brown is Chair of Trustees for Basis Yorkshire, an organisation that works on safety, information and support for sex workers and sexually exploited young people

Peter Dwyer
Professor Dwyer featured in Guardian article on new benefits rule

Posted on Friday 29 April 2016

Welfare conditionality expert Peter Dwyer explains 'political dynamite' of new ruling


SPSW experts in national debate:



Vulnerability as a mechanism for welfare conditionality: the case of Income Management in Australia

Kelly specialises in research around families and employment, and in service provision to families


Homelessness in the USA - Visiting Professor Dennis P. Culhane of University of Pennsylvania delivers seminar

Professor Culhane is one of the foremost experts in homelessness research in the World and a leading scholar in homelessness


Young People on the edge of care; innovative approaches to support

Jo Dixon of the University of York will present findings of a number of recent studies that look at ways in which support can be provided to young people on the edge of care.


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3rd Year Students in a Seminar

The Department of Social Policy and Social Work at York is one of the leading UK centres for teaching and research in social policy, social work and professional development for public managers.

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