School of Sociology and Social Policy


Our research is unified by a common concern with social justice. This means addressing the realities of marginalised groups, giving witness to experiences of everyday life, identifying issues of recognition and representation, and informing policy, practice and the wider public.

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One of our aims is to promote knowledge exchange through close partnerships with stakeholders, including working together with service users, government departments, national charities, and third sector organisations. Our research centres provide a forum for collaboration and exchange of ideas and ensure that our impact is meaningful and enduring.


Research centres

Our research is conducted through our research centres, delivering high-quality research under our ten themes, grouping together staff with similar interests.

Ruby Chau

Researcher profile

Ruby Chau is an Associate Professor with a primary interest in informing policy and practice to improve people’s lives and promote social development.

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ENQUIRE is a blog and conference, run by our postgraduates, providing an encouraging and exciting space for postgraduate academic research.


Research events

There are currently no upcoming seminars.
89% of our research outputs have been ranked as world-leading and internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework 2021. Our research has real-world impact - three of our impact case studies have been assessed as outstanding.
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Professor Amanda Griffiths
Breaking the menopause taboo to improve the working world for women Read more
Safe space: protecting children online Read more
Misogyny against women and girls is everyone’s responsibility Read more


School of Sociology and Social Policy

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

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