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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No evidence that public have ‘had enough of experts’, say researchers

There is insufficient evidence to support claims that the public has had enough of experts, according to research by Dr Katharine Dommett and Dr Warren Pearce.

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Companies failing to deliver on living wage promises, study finds

Global garment companies are failing to meet living wage promises to workers, according to a study published by researchers at the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI).

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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