Current projects

Staff in the Department are involved in the following research projects.

Innovative data visualisation in the news

Funded by the Norwegian Media Authority

Professor Helen Kennedy

Identifying & Understanding Inequalities in Child Welfare Intervention Rates

Funded by the Nuffield Foundation

Professor Kate Morris

Knowledge, Care and the Practices of Self-Monitoring

Funded by the Leverhulme Trust

Dr Kate Weiner

New Practices for New Publics

Funded by the ESRC

Dr Kate Weiner

Understanding the Role of Faith Based Organisations in Responding to Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery

Funded by ESRC

Dr Hannah Lewis

Time to Shine Project

Lottery fund - The Big Lottery

Dr Andrea Wigfield

Social inequalities in extending working lives of an ageing.

Economic & Social Research Council Extend

Professor Alan Walker


University Institute

Professor Alan Walker

JM Migrant Crisis Network

European Commission (Non Framework)

Dr Majella Kilkey

Making Climate Social - Contributors, Content, Connections and Contexts in Social Media Climate Change Communication

Economic & Social Research Council

Dr Warren Pearce

Sustainable Care

Economic & Social Research Council

Professor Sue Yeandle

Talking Politics? Brexit and everyday (inter)generational family relationships

British Academy

Dr Katherine Davies

Modern Poland: Migration and Transformations

Noble Foundation (PL)

Professor Louise Ryan

Chronic disease and health ageing at the intersections: social locations, biomarkers and health practices

Economic & Social Research Council

Dr Dan Holman

Brexit and Everyday Relationships

Economic & Social Research Council

Dr Katherine Davies

Users' and developers' perspectives on drone usage

British Academy

Dr Elisa Serafinelli

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

Arts and Humanities Research Council

Professor Helen Kennedy

Public Attitudes to Data Trusts survey

British Broadcasting Council (BBC)

Human-Data-Interaction Network+, Public Trust in Data Driven Systems and AI Futures

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

Tackling the UK's International Challenges

British Academy

Dr Afua Twum-Danso Imoh

Child Welfare Inequalities in Wales: Practice and Prevention

UK Health and Hospital Authorities

Professor Kate Morris

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

N8 Policing Research Partnership

Dr Xavier L’Hoiry

Identifying Sexual Trafficking Online

N8 Policing Research Partnership

Dr Xavier L’Hoiry and Dr Alessandro Moretti

Flagship institutes

The University’s four flagship institutes bring together our key strengths to tackle global issues, turning interdisciplinary and translational research into real-world solutions.