Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Department of Social & Policy Sciences is one of the leading centres for social sciences in the UK. We have an excellent reputation for cutting edge research and innovative teaching.

We have been ranked exceptionally in the following league tables:

Our staff and students are involved in the study of the major challenges that we face as a society:

  • poverty
  • inequality
  • disadvantage
  • work and worklessness
  • violence
  • the welfare state
  • community cohesion
  • family life and parenting
  • health, illness and death.

Our achievements have been recognised most recently by the award of the prestigious Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2011.

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poverty Social Sciences
welfare Social Sciences
experience Social Sciences
death Social Sciences
politics Social Sciences
Sierra Leone Social Sciences
economics Social Sciences
governance Social Sciences

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Projects 1993 2025

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Howard, N.

1/04/1931/03/24

Project: EU Commission

Humanitarianism as a Social Movement: Activism, Aid and The European Refugee Crisis

Proudfoot, P.

1/03/191/03/21

Project: Research-related fundingIndividual grant

Research Output 1978 2019

Beyond the Rights-Bearing EU Mobile Citizen: Governing Inequality and Privilege in European Union Social Security

Carmel, E., Sojka, B. & Papiez, K., 2019, Boundaries of European Social Citizenship. Amelina, A., Carmel, E., Runfors, A. & Scheibelhofer, E. (eds.). London: Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Boundaries of European Social Citizenship: EU Citizens’ Transnational Social Security in Regulations, Discourses and Experiences

Carmel, E. (ed.), Amelina, A. (ed.), Runfors, A. (ed.) & Scheibelhofer, E. (ed.), 2019, London: Routledge.

Research output: Book/ReportScholarly edition

Student theses

An investigation of parental responses to child experiences of trauma

Author: Williamson, V., 11 Jan 2017

Supervisor: Halligan, S. (Supervisor), Creswell, C. (External person) (Supervisor) & Butler, I. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Bereavement and Motivation in Three Contrasting Cultures: Britain, Japan and China

Author: Fang, C., 22 Nov 2018

Supervisor: Valentine, C. (Supervisor) & Troyer, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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'Child trafficking': Experiences of separated children on the move

Author: Gearon, A., 19 Jun 2016

Supervisor: Brown, S. (Supervisor) & Butler, I. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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