We are proud to be one of the top ten departments amongst the Russell Group for research output, with a long history of high profile contributions to theory, policy and practice.

Research Matters 2017

Research Matters showcases our research and offers a closer look at what we do. The latest edition, featuring our research activities carried out from 2016-17, is available now.

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Talking politics?

Dr Katherine Davies is set to embark upon a new research project that will explore how political beliefs affect everyday relationships in the aftermath of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union (EU).

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The sociology of evil

Dr Tom Clark is embarking upon new research using novel sources of data to explore the sociology of evil.

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World-leading research

Our research is at the leading edge of critical sociology, and informs international and national social policy, social work and welfare.

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World class talent

Our staff and research students work across universities, faculties and departments, making for a truly interdisciplinary research culture.

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Partnerships and collaborations

Working together with NGOs and government agencies; charitable organisations; community organisations and commercial bodies, our research is tackling social problems around the globe.

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Spotlight on: Care Connect
Spotlight on: Care Connect