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

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Projects 1993 2025

Research Output 1978 2018

#SaloneDecides: Will new parties end Sierra Leone’s two-party dominance?

Enria, L. & Hitchen, J., 28 Feb 2018, African Arguments.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access
Sierra Leone
1 Citations

Advancing health coverage of informal workers in three Latin American countries

Bernales-Baksai, P. & Solar-Hormazábal, O., 1 Jan 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Social Policy and Administration.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


A framework for urban integration: the case of Buenos Aires

Deneulin, S., Lepore, E., Mitchell, A. & Suarez, A. L., 15 Feb 2018, Capability-Promoting Policies: Enhancing Individual and Social Development. Otto, H-U., Walker, M. & Ziegler, H. (eds.). Bristol, U. K.: Policy Press, p. 111-129

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Latin America

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


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


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