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We have been awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize – the country’s most prestigious national recognition for a UK academic or vocational institution.
Our research has been theoretically and methodologically innovative, bringing together insights and approaches from both social policy and international development studies. It has involved empirical work in many different settings, including rich and poor countries.
The quality of the research has been recognised by:
- consistently high ratings in UK Research Assessment Exercises
- a wide range of international funders
- Research Council recognition for graduate training
- policy-makers in the UK and in other countries, who have drawn on our research evidence and policy advice.
Research Centres and Unit
- Centre for the Analysis of Social Policy (CASP)
- Centre for Death & Society (CDAS)
- Centre for Development Studies (CDS)
- History of Technology Research Unit (HOTRU)
During 2011-2012 we are focusing our research discussions around five major themes, which bring together our research from across the Department. From these discussions we are also contributing to a larger development in Policy Sciences across the Faculty and the University as a whole.
Our five themes are:
- Children, Young People, Families
- Lifelong Health and Wellbeing
- Work and Welfare
- Global Transformations and Insecurity
- Governance and Policy Design
For details of departmental contacts, please see our contact us page.