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Department of Social & Policy Sciences research
Our research brings together insights and approaches from social policy, sociology, international development and criminology studies.
CDAS is an internationally recognised research centre focusing on the interdisciplinary social aspects of death, dying and bereavement.
Our interdisciplinary and collaborative researchers engage with international development policy and practice.
An interdisciplinary research centre critically engaged with the evidence, design and evaluation behind policy development across a range of major social issues
We explore ways of decolonising knowledge in social sciences. We explain and fight against systemic and individual racism in academia and society.
We explore the social, political, economic and ecological impacts of resource extraction both locally and globally using cross-disciplinary engagement.
We are dedicated to exploring imprisonment and other forms of coercive confinement from the perspectives of those that live and work in carceral environments.
We research the drivers of conflict and the individual and collective responses to them, paying particular attention to those who are rendered most vulnerable
Research from the University of Bath has shaped policy linked to the affordability and subsequent support available for UK funerals.
Research from the University of Bath has informed policy change, directly impacting the living standards and social welfare of employees.
Over 1 million people have increased access to livelihood support, enabling them to move out of extreme poverty as a direct result of our research.