Faculty of Social Sciences - Research and Expertise

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Our research

A key part of the Faculty’s mission is to tackle some of the important societal challenges currently facing the world through interdisciplinary work, enabling greater knowledge exchange and research opportunities within and beyond the social sciences.

Working across disciplines

Much of our research is interdisciplinary in outlook and collaborative in approach. We draw together experts from across the Faculty and the wider University, bringing social sciences expertise to bear on a wide range of pressing societal challenges.

LSSI supports researchers across the University, fostering interdisciplinary, developing collaborations with international partnerships and external stakeholders, and building research capacity.

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Researchers in the Faculty of Social Sciences work through the GFEI, addressing the legal, sociological and political economy of food, tackling global challenges related to food and food production.

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LIDA brings together researchers from various disciplines, including social and computer scientists, to raise the bar in standards of data quality, access, protection and interrogation.

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LAHRI supports researchers across the arts and humanities, creating opportunities for collaboration and interdisciplinarity by supporting research projects, workshops, seminars and public events.

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