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

Professor Adam Crawford is part of a pan-European collaboration project that explores comparative policing and regulatory responses to Covid-19 across Europe.

More on Exceptional powers in time of Sars-CoV-2 crisis

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

This ESRC-funded project lead by Prof Adrian Favell, encompasses ongoing study and consultation with stakeholders into Covid-19 responses in highly deprived or diverse neighbourhoods across the North.

More on Northern Exposure Project