Current projects

Our current projects span world-leading research in the areas of sociology, social policy, social work and digital society. Take a look at what our staff are working on right now.

Collection of research publications from Sociological Studies staff
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Brexit and everyday relationships

Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

Dr Katherine Davies


Secrets on social media: Exploring children's perspectives of anonymous secret-telling apps

Funded by The British Academy

Dr Ysabel Gerrard


Negotiating difference: Understanding how sexual and religious values are being negotiated in providing LGBT-inclusive primary education

Funded by The British Academy

Dr Joseph Hall


Living with gender in diverse times

Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

Professor Sally Hines


Embedding mental health support within police district control rooms

Funded by the N8 Policing Research Partnership

Professor Nathan Hughes


Neuro-adversity and transition: Key time points for action

Funded by Barrow Cadbury Trust

Professor Nathan Hughes


Courting young magistrates

Funded by The British Academy

Dr Xavier L'Hoiry


Identifying sexual trafficking online

Funded by the N8 Policing Research Partnership

Dr Xavier L’Hoiry and Dr Alessandro Moretti


Evaluation of the deployment of body-worn video in Humberside Police

Funded by the N8 Policing Research Partnership

Dr Xavier L’Hoiry


Living with Data: Understanding people's experiences of data practices and their perspectives on what would make them fair

Funded by the Nuffield Foundation

Professor Helen Kennedy


AI intelligibility and public trust

Funded by the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC)

Professor Helen Kennedy


What constitutes 'good data' in the creative economy? Case studies in media and cultural industries.

Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

Professor Helen Kennedy


Mix & match: Constituting racialized communities in UK stem cell donation

Funded by The Wellcome Trust

Professor Paul Martin


Child Welfare Inequalities in Wales: Practice and Prevention

Funded by the UK Health and Hospital Authorities

Professor Kate Morris


Experiencing pregnancy and cancer: a sociological exploration of gestational trophoblastic neoplasia

Funded by The Wellcome Trust

Professor Kate Reed


Parental conflict: an evidence review and local scoping exercise

Funded by Sheffield City Council

Dr Michaela Rogers


Manchester Women's Aid

Funded by NHS Manchester CCG

Dr Michaela Rogers


Health inequalities and Roma populations: deconstructing a European policy problem

Funded by The Wellcome Trust

Professor Sarah Salway


Users' and developers' perspectives on drone usage

Funded by the British Academy

Dr Elisa Serafinelli


EIWO - Exclusion and inequality in the latter part of working life: Evidence for political innovation against an inclusive extended working

Funded by FORTE: Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare

Professor Alan Walker


'Everyday Bordering' in the UK: The Impact on Social Care Practitioners and the Migrant Families with Whom They Work

Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

Dr Julie Walsh


Time to Shine Project

Funded by the Lottery fund - The Big Lottery

Dr Andrea Wigfield

 


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