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Research and Impact

Our Research cuts across four key themes which represent areas of existing excellence and planned investment and growth:

Communities and Social Justice • Health and Social Theory • Higher Education and Social Inequalities • Violence and Abuse
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We encompass a breadth of activities, with our main focus on the application of social science methods and concepts to social and policy issues.

Cutting across the Department and the wider Faculty and institution, colleagues in the Department are actively involved in Interdisciplinary Research Centres, notably Violence and AbuseSocial Justice and Community Action, and in Institutes including the Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience and the Institute of Advanced Study and the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing.