The school's research is conducted through four research centres, which group together academic staff with similar interests.
These centres deliver high-quality research under our eight research themes, unified by a common concern with social justice. Each research centre has its own lead who is responsible for co-ordination of centre's activities.
The centre undertakes theoretical research with the aim of understanding the social policy and practice issues surrounding social care, health, criminal justice practices, the processes of caring, and the nature and impact of social interventions.
The centre's research informs public and policy debate, as well as helping to shape the contemporary sociologies of identities, citizenship, equalities and migration.
The Institute for Science and Society is an international centre of excellence in Science and Technology Studies. Their work focuses on how science and technology interact with people, organisations and society.
The centre brings together the analysis of social and public policy, investigating a range of local, national, cross-national and global developments, issues and social problems.