About our research themes
We have an ambitious interdisciplinary research agenda which is driven by the need to examine how knowledge about the world is turned into actions designed to make it a better place.
Across the department our research is characterised by critical engagement at the interface between theory and practice. We work extensively with non-academic organisations and with a range of international partners and funders.
We seek to address the major challenges facing society today; to inform and engage in key debates; and shape and influence policy and practice. We also place an emphasis on methodological innovation, with particular strengths in methods of co-production and GIS analysis and data visualisation.
We play an active role in a range of research centres and institutes.
Research themes and topics
Urban inequalities and social justice
The University’s four flagship institutes bring together our key strengths to tackle global issues, turning interdisciplinary and translational research into real-world solutions.