Our interdisciplinary group of social scientists works within and across the disciplines of sociology, social policy, economic and social history, anthropology, criminology and psychology. We aim to promote and undertake research which is methodologically innovative and at the cutting edge of contemporary social theory.
Although much of our work is organised around specific research themes, our interests usually span more than one of these areas and often cut across the boundaries between them. We encourage staff to pursue their individual research interests and we seek to work closely with colleagues across Social Sciences and elsewhere in the University.
We play a leading role in the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods, the ESRC Centre for Population Change, the Work Futures Research Centre, the Web Science Institute, the Centre for Citizenship, Globalization and Governance, the Centre for Research on Ageing. We also have strong links to the Division of Social Statistics & Demography.
We welcome enquiries from individuals who wish to carry out postgraduate research in any of our research areas:
- Methodological Innovation;
- Population Change, Ageing and the Life Course;
- Global Health Policy;
- Social Cohesion, Crime and Community Relationships; and
- Work, Organisations and Civil Society.