Health and Social Policy Research Centre

University of Brighton

The Health and Social Policy Research Centre (HSPRC) was set up in at the University of Brighton in 1991 to develop research into social policy and practice.

It aims to:

foster and sustain quality research in health and social policy, contribute to knowledge, theoretical development and debate and inform policy making, teaching and practice.

With a general social inclusion focus, HSPRC’s research programme includes three broad but related policy areas: health and social care, community and environmental policy and community safety and youth justice. Its areas of interest include: policing and criminal justice; anti-social behaviour; domestic violence; substance misuse; needs analysis and evaluation; community and service user empowerment; neighbourhood renewal; inter-agency and partnership working; health and social care.


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