School for Policy Studies

  • BS8 1TZ

    United Kingdom

Organization profile

Organisation profile

Our research

  • examines policy areas that affect us all in day-to-day life ranging from housing and neighbourhoods to health care, family policy to social justice, health inequalities to domestic violence, child welfare to social care for older people, poverty to social work, governance to criminology.
  • influences and challenges policies implemented by governments and institutions by looking at issues such as how we organise services for children and families, provide housing and health care for older people, develop our cities and neighbourhoods, and how effectively we provide social care and services for the vulnerable.
  • investigates the issues, factors and attitudes underlying the social concerns that make our headlines every day: the ever-widening gap between rich and poor, migration, domestic violence, forced marriage, out-of-hours GP services, mental health services, how we apply criminal justice, the rise in obesity and less active lifestyles.

Main areas of research:

  • Adoption and foster care
  • Ageing
  • Cities, housing and neighbourhoods
  • Child and family welfare
  • Criminal justice and social harm
  • Determinants of nutrition and physical activity
  • Health and social care
  • Inter-professional practice
  • International social and public policy
  • Mental health
  • Poverty and social exclusion
  • Social work practice and education
  • Violence against women and gender-based violence

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    Research Output

    Ableist constructions of time? Boys and Men with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Managing the Uncertainty of a Shorter Life

    Abrams, T., Abbott, D. W. F. & Mistry, B., 10 Mar 2020, In : Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research. 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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    A critical evaluation of systematic reviews assessing the effect of chronic physical activity on academic achievement, cognition and the brain in children and adolescents: A systematic review.

    Wassenaar, T. M., Williamson, W., Johansen-Berg, H., Dawes, H., Roberts, N., Foster, C. & Sexton, C. E., 21 Apr 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • A decentred assessment of the impact of ‘informal governance’ on democratic legitimacy

    Ayres, S., 11 Feb 2020, In : Public Policy and Administration. 24 p.

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    Projects

    Student theses

    (Un)healthy prison masculinities : theorising men's health in prison

    Author: De Viggiani, N. P. A., 2003

    Supervisor: Payne, S. (Supervisor) & Doyal, L. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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    Access and equity in the school’s marketplace: the case for random allocation in secondary school admissions

    Author: Richardson, J. D., 28 Nov 2019

    Supervisor: Watson, D. L. (Supervisor) & Harris, P. R. (External person) (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Social Science (DSocSci)

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    A long, hard road to go by : a study of the support work carried out in women's aid refuges

    Author: Abrahams, H. A., 2004

    Supervisor: Malos, E. (Supervisor) & Harker, N. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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    Prizes

    Alumni Distinguished Career Award

    Fox, Kenneth R (Recipient), 2014

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

    Blue Peter Badge

    Fox, Kenneth R (Recipient), 1976

    Prize: Other distinction

  • British Society of Criminology Book Prize

    Canning, Vicky (Recipient), 2018

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

    Activities

    The impact of COVID-19 on sex workers

    Natasha Mulvihill (Contributor)

    8 Jun 2020

    Activity: Other activity typesMedia coverage or participation

    External examiner of PhD viva

    Angeliki Papadaki (Examiner)

    20 Mar 2020

    Activity: Examination typesExternal Examination and Supervision

    External examiner of PhD viva

    Angeliki Papadaki (Examiner)

    29 May 2020

    Activity: Examination typesExternal Examination and Supervision