Migration Working Group – North West Seminar Series 2018/19

Migration Working Group-North West (MWG-NW) brings together academics, organisations and practitioners working on migration who are either based in the North West of the UK or researching migration in this region.  In collaboration with I4P, the Migration Working Group – North West successfully hosted two seminars in the autumn semester. 19th October 2018 Inaugural Talk […]

Growing up in Afghanistan – Guy Smallman

Looking at the news, we see every day that displaced peoples and refugees are continuing to be propelled by conflict within and across national borders.  This can mean that many individuals are unable to access basic services, including education, but it can be difficult for those of us in the West to always connect with […]

What makes a Good Childhood?

A public discussion event hosted by I4P on 28th August 2018 which asked, ‘What makes a Good Childhood?’ This event was a continuation of the ‘What Makes A Good Society’ series which began in June 2017 when we invited participants to discuss how to influence policy-makers and decision-makers, and to consider what the necessary ingredients for a ‘good […]

Dr Julia Hope: Children’s Literature about Refugees

Visiting from Goldsmiths’ University, last week Dr Julia Hope shared her wealth of experience from her PhD research and a decade as a ‘refugee teacher’, working with children from a refugee background in the classroom.  Sponsored by 4P this event took place on the 14th May. Her paper explored the range of ways in which […]

Action for Refugees Research Group

Following visits to the Calais “Jungle” by Mike Stoddart, Martin Ford and Umit Yildiz in 2016, Action for Refugees was established to coordinate the work of faculty staff on this important social justice issue. In July 2017, I4P and the Faculty of Education supported a one day conference that brought together academics, activists and members of refugee communities to […]

Artistic Methodologies for Social Justice

One of I4P’s tentpole events at the Festival of Ideas, the Artistic Methodologies for Social Justice Symposium, took place on 1st June 2018. It was organised by Dr Victoria Foster, an Associate Director of I4P and author of Collaborative Arts-based Research for Social Justice (Routledge, 2016). The aims of the afternoon were to explore the […]

Merseyside Health – why is it worse than elsewhere?

In 2014 the Margaret Westhead Inquiry Panel into Health Equity in the North of England delivered their report. The Due North Report revealed that the North of England suffers from significantly lower investment in public health and poorer health outcomes compared to other English regions. Whilst the North of England is home to about 30% […]

How to Reduce Crime?

The Department of Applied Health, sponsored by the Institute for Public Policy and Professional Practice (I4P), hosted a successful public event on 24th January 2018 entitled “How is it possible to assess the effectiveness of a large-scale crime prevention policy? Some research issues and methodological challenges”. The event was chaired and the discussion facilitated by […]

Health and Wellbeing Needs of Young People in the Justice System

A Peer Power event was held by the Institute for Public Policy and Professional Practice (I4P), in association with the Faculty of Health and Social Care, on 13th March 2018.  Along with Anne-Marie Douglas, founder & CEO of Peer Power, guest speakers included Youth Engagement Co-ordinator, Ebi Lyere and Peer Leader, Seth Khan. In an engaging and […]

What Makes a Good University?

A public discussion event hosted by I4P on 28th March 2018 which asked, ‘What makes a Good University?’ This event was a follow up to the ‘What Makes A Good Society’ sessions which took place in October and June 2017, where we invited participants to discuss how to influence policy-makers and decision-makers, and what the […]