Social Policy and Social Work

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87% of our research activity is rated as world leading or internationally excellent

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Joanne Bretherton - Women’s Homelessness in Europe book
Major new analysis of Women's homelessness in Europe published

Posted on Friday 24 March 2017

Joanne Bretherton's book develops the evidence base on the role of gender as it relates to the experience of homelessness

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QS World University rankings place SPSW 24th in the Social Policy and Administration category

Posted on Wednesday 22 March 2017

World recognition again for the Department in this year's QS rankings

Dan Horsfall
SPSW co-host workshop on patient mobility and migration in Southern Africa

Posted on Tuesday 21 March 2017

Methods and proposal development workshop on analysing health systems impact


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SPSW experts in national debate:



Brexit: what welfare? What rights for European migrants in Britain?

Roundtable event showcasing recent research concerning EU migrants in the UK


Hard to reach or easy to ignore? Involving people with dementia in research as advisers and participants

People with dementia are often excluded from taking part in research because of perceived difficulties in consent, capacity and communication. But it doesn't have to be that way! We will explore the challenges that involving people with dementia can present, and also hear about the things that can help.


Identifying and Responding to Alcohol Problems in Older Adults

Explore attitudes towards alcohol misuse and older adults, identifying problems, intervening, referring, and providing treatment.


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