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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Baby loss research wins ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize 2019

Professor Kate Reed from the Department of Sociology is a winner of the Outstanding Societal Impact in the ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize 2019 with colleagues Dr Elspeth Whitby and Dr Julie Ellis for their research into minimally invasive baby post-mortems.

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Researchers discover more than 50 lakes beneath Greenland Ice Sheet

Researchers from the Department of Geography have discovered 56 subglacial lakes beneath the Greenland Ice Sheet, bringing the total known number of lakes to 60.

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Study with us and you’ll be welcomed into a student community that fizzes with creativity and ambition. Our students are at the heart of what we do and we’re dedicated to providing an experience like no other.

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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