The School of Sociology and Social Policy has a wide and varied portfolio of policy-relevant research that is both sociologically informed and methodologically innovative.
Members of our school are involved in a range of international collaborations and we welcome international visitors. The School also has a thriving community of PhD students and a range of MA programmes linked to our research strengths.
Research in the School clusters around seven distinctive areas, each one linking to an interdisciplinary research centre. Members of the School often belong to more than one cluster, reflecting the interconnected nature of our work.
Social justice and user engagement are key themes that cut across all of our research clusters.
White Spaces Network
Shona Hunter is Academic lead for an international interdisciplinary network of scholars, activists, students and practitioners who share an interest in issues of whiteness in the context of global racialised power dynamics.
Changing Landscapes for the Third Sector
Dr Kahryn Hughes and Professor Bren Neale have been funded under the ESRC Knowledge and Transformation Scheme for a study bringing together a national network of organisations researching on the Third Sector.
Disability Equality in English Primary Schools (DEEPS)
The DEEPS project investigates the possible origins and emergence of disablist attitudes within childhood by exploring primary age children's understanding about disability.