Faculty of Social Sciences - COVID-19 research

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Covid-19 research

Researchers from the Schools of Education, Law, Politics and International Studies, and Sociology and Social Policy are helping to unravel the complex societal challenges posed by the pandemic.

Stay up to date on our funded research into the impacts of Covid-19 as well as our latest news and commentary.

Funded research into the impacts of Covid-19

This new ESRC-funded project, led by Professor Iyiola Solanke, will explore how emergency Covid-19 powers are disproportionately impacting people in Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups in the UK.

More on Exploring the impact of Covid-19 on BAME groups

New ESRC-funded project, led by Dr Roxana Barbulescu (PI) SSP and Dr Carlos Vargas-Silva COMPAS University of Oxford, studies seasonal migrant workers and food security during the COVID-19 pandemic.

More on Feeding the Nation

Dr Daniel Edmiston is part of a new ESRC-funded project (rapid response to Covid-19 funding scheme), which considers how the working-age benefits system responds to the coronavirus crisis.

More on Accessing social security and employment support during the Covid-19 crisis

Prof. Graham Farrell (PI) and Dr Dan Birks have been awarded UKRI funding for an inter-disciplinary project, which examines the effect of Covid-19 and related policies on crime.

More on Reducing the Unanticipated Crime Harms of Covid-19 Policies