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

Mapping and visualising intersections of social inequalities, community mistrust, and vaccine hesitancy in online and physical spaces in the UK and US

Funded by The British Academy

Dr Ozge Ozduzen

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: knowledge, experiences and perceptions of data practices

Funded by the Nuffield Foundation

Professor Helen Kennedy

Generic Visuals in the News: the role of stock photos and simple data visualizations in assembling publics

Funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)

Professor Helen Kennedy

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

Funded by The Wellcome Trust

Dr Ros Williams

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

Dr Lois Orton

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

EMpowerment and Integration of Migrant Youth (MIMY)

Funded by the European Commission 

Professor Majella Kilkey, Dr Hannah Lewis and Dr Thea Shahrokh

Migration, Integration and Governance Research Centre (MIGREC)

Funded by the European Commission

Professor Majella Kilkey and Dr Rebecca Murray

Completed projects

Brexit and family life

Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

Dr Katherine Davies

Flagship institutes

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