Research with impact

Creating global change by exploring some of society’s most complex challenges. Social Sciences brings together the brightest minds at the forefront of knowledge.

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Research that addresses our greatest challenges head-on. Find out how we are tackling the housing crisis, climate change, economic recovery, pandemic prevention and much more.

Our research centres work at the forefront of knowledge, building lasting partnerships with researchers, policymakers, NGOs and businesses across the globe.

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From embedding innovative processes in your business to crafting evidence-led policy, you can access our world-leading research and build lasting partnerships that drive change.

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Early career fellowships

We welcome expressions of interest from high-quality, early-career candidates whose research interests align with those of colleagues across the Faculty of Social Sciences’ academic departments and interdisciplinary research institutes and centres.

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Research Flagships

The University of Sheffield's four flagship institutes bring together key strengths to tackle these problems, turning interdisciplinary and translational research into real-world solutions.

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