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Welcome to the International Centre for Public and Social Policy

The International Centre for Public and Social Policy (icPSP) brings together academics, researchers and postgraduate students from a range of disciplines, but who share an interest in the policy dimension of some of the major issues faced by contemporary societies.

With a focus on global social justice, members of the centre undertake research on a number of social and public policy developments at local, regional, national and transnational level. The activities of the icPSP include high-impact publications and events; academic teaching and professional training; and engagement with policy-makers, practitioners and local communities.

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Teaching and Learning

Our aims

  • To conduct rigorous and innovative policy research of local, national and international relevance, with a positive social, policy and economic impact
  • To engage with a diverse audience of policy users, practitioners, voluntary sector organisations and policy makers, helping shape public debates and policy reforms
  • To be a recognised forum of international excellence, discussing current issues and identifying future trends for the benefit of practitioners, policy-makers, journalists, and the wider public
  • To link with partners within the UK and around the world, promoting knowledge exchange and an interdisciplinary, multi-agency approach to global challenges
  • To support the development of researchers and research students to become the next generation of leading public and social policy experts
  • To promote public policy and social policy as academic disciplines and taught subjects, leading on inclusive teaching practices and working in collaboration with professional and educational organisations

Upcoming events

There are currently no upcoming events.

Latest news

Social Policy Teaching in UK HEIs – 2022 Survey

Anyone who teaches social policy in UK Higher Education is warmly invited to take part in this survey.
11 May 2022

Interdisciplinary Partnership on Health Inequalities and Race

The Schools of 'Sociology and Social Policy' and 'Life Sciences' have been awarded an internal award to develop a cross-faculty Interdisciplinary Partnership on Health Inequalities and Race.
11 April 2022

New Community Networks project

A team led by Dr Alessio D'Angelo (icPSP) and including Dr Elena Genova and Dr Will Paterson (Sociology) is starting a new project on 'Community Networks in (Post) Pandemic Urban Spaces'.
10 February 2022


International Centre for Public and Social Policy

School of Sociology and Social Policy
Law and Social Sciences building
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

+44 (0)115 951 5234