SPA Annual Conference 2024

Social Policy Futures Wednesday 3rd – Friday 5th July, 2024 University of Strathclyde Technology and Innovation Centre, Glasgow In 2024, the Social Policy Association conference will be hosted by the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, […]

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Blog: Are you fed up with a culture of blaming “the culture” for everything that goes wrong?

By Neil Small, Emeritus Professor of Health Research, Faculty of Health Studies, University of Bradford, UK (see contact details at bottom*). Keywords: Culture: hospitals: childcare: neoliberalism: care failures. Culture as diagnosis and prescription It can […]


Event: Facilitating Interdisciplinary Communication between Social Policy and Scientific Research (11 December 2023)

Academics at University of York and University of Sheffield invite all PGRs and ECRs interested in policy to join a free one-day event, “Facilitating Interdisciplinary Communication between Social Policy and Scientific Research”. Titled ‘Social Policy […]

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Academy of Social Sciences: Call for SPA nominations for new Fellows

Message to SPA members from Professor Ann Marie Gray, Chair of the Social Policy Association   The SPA is a member of the Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS). In recent years we have successfully nominated a number of SPA members to become Fellows of the Academy. This is a mark of distinction and […]