Professor Vanesa Castan Broto

Social sciences: Applying the social to science

When you think of the world's greatest challenges - what do you see? Our researchers see opportunities to question, collaborate and innovate to create sustainable, long-lasting solutions.

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Green pollution barrier breaks ground thanks to Sheffield businesses

Work has begun to install a pioneering barrier of plants and shrubs, designed using the research of a Department of Landscape Architecture PhD student, around the playground of Hunter’s Bar Infant School.

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Sheffield’s forgotten castle brought to life

Sheffield’s lost castle – which was once held Mary Queen of Scots prisoner for 14 years – has been brought to life once again and given a new home in the city.

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Research with impact

Our research agenda reflects the complex challenges of our age. We are making it easier to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease, we are creating greener urban spaces, and we are empowering vulnerable women in developing countries through the power of radio. Find out how our researchers are changing society.

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Exploring the political economy of the Weinstein scandal

How should we make sense of the Harvey Weinstein scandal? SPERI researchers have collaborated with Politics students to explore the political economy of the scandal in an innovative new project.

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Weinstein and Me Too