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 six 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.
Leeds Social Sciences Institute
The LSSI is a large and vibrant research Institute that works to support and enhance the Social Sciences at Leeds. It fosters interdisciplinary research collaborations and provides training for our postgraduate researchers.
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.
Translations and transformations in patienthood
This research project is a five-year research programme (2015-2020), funded by a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award in Society and Ethics. It is a collaboration between the Universities of Leeds and Edinburgh, and aims to examine the transformations in cancer patienthood in the post-genomics era.