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Society

Informed key research investigating society and culture in the current climate. Read our influential research below or return to our Impact Hub.

An inclusive, diverse and equal place to learn

The Business School is committed to becoming a more inclusive environment for learning. Dr Gretchen Larsen explains the latest developments.
An inclusive, diverse and equal place to learn

Coping with Covid: the extra challenges faced by UK migrants

As Covid-19 secured its grip on the UK our government and social bodies acted to put a number of schemes and measures in place.

Empowering North East communities through research

Dr Ladan Cockshut discusses how the University is supporting local regeneration projects through knowledge exchange.
Empowering North East communities through adaptable research

Exposing the stigma around social housing

For those living in social housing, the extreme stigmatisation of estates has had an impact on everything from employment to healthcare.
Exposing the stigma around social housing

Pandemic-speak: lessons learned from dealing with COVID

Professors Russell Craig and Joel Amernic discuss how leaders in business and politics across the globe have used rhetoric to tackle the pandemic.
Pandemic-speak: lessons learned from dealing with COVID

Researching police wellbeing

Professor Les Graham’s research delves into the mental and physical welfare of the police workforce across the whole of the UK.
Researching police wellbeing

Averting a cultural catastrophe

How Durham University is supporting the creative community during the pandemic. How Durham University is supporting the creative community.
Durham cathedral at the lumiere

Is speech really free?

It is easy to feel a sense of injustice where our conversations, as a form of data, provoke reactions, and enable the monetisation of social media.

Neurodiversity at work benefits everyone

Change perceptions and highlight the benefits that hiring people with different ways of thinking can bring.

Protecting the 'forgotten' workforce

Workers in precarious employment, including zero-hours contracts (ZHCs), have had a much more worrying and uncertain time than most.

The world is changing... or is it?

How do we know that life expectancy is increasing or that climate change is a looming threat?

  

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