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.

Fingerprint The fingerprint is based on mining the text of the scientific documents related to the associated persons. Based on that an index of weighted terms is created, which defines the key subjects of research unit

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

Child Trafficking Public Engagement Project

Gearon, A.

5/12/184/12/19

Project: Research-related fundingPublic Engagement, Internally Funded Research

Research Output 1978 2019

Faith in forgiveness? Exploring conversions to Christianity within a former Khmer Rouge community

Manning, P., Keo, D. & Kilburn, D., 2 Jan 2019, In : Critical Asian Studies. 51, 1, p. 51-74 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Christianity
faith
Cambodia
peace process
religion

Green grabs and rural development: How sustainable is biofuel production in post-war Sierra Leone?

Maconachie, R., 1 Feb 2019, In : Land Use Policy. 81, p. 871-877 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Sierra Leone
biofuel
rural development
biofuels
bioenergy

Implications of a complexity perspective for systematic reviews and guideline development in health decision making

Petticrew, M., Knai, C., Thomas, J., Rehfuess, E. A., Noyes, J., Gerhardus, A., Grimshaw, J. M., Rutter, H. & McGill, E., 25 Jan 2019, In : BMJ Global Health. 4, Suppl 1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Student theses

A critical review of graduate employability skills : lessons from the Maltese experience

Author: Thake, A. M., 27 Jun 2017

Supervisor: Cressey, P. (Supervisor) & Lauder, H. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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A Juku Childhood: Children’s experiences in Juku attendance and its relation to their well-being in Japan

Author: Ozaki, M., 30 Jun 2016

Supervisor: Ridge, T. (Supervisor) & Harkness, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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An Analysis Of The Treatment Of Informal Care As A Social Risk in England

Author: Morgan, F., 2 Jul 2015

Supervisor: Carmel, E. (Supervisor) & Johnson, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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