Research and expertise
Social justice and user engagement are key themes that cut across all of our research
Research and expertise
We are passionate about research that makes a difference in society, on a local and global level. Building on research strengths and a commitment to inclusive interdisciplinary approaches, we are working together to address some of the most significant challenges of the day. This ethos is embedded in the School with Sociology in Action which links research, students and the community together.
Our research centres
The Centre for Disability Studies (CDS) is an interdisciplinary network of researchers, united by their commitment to carrying out research and teaching that helps achieve equality and social justice for disabled people, globally.More on Centre for Disability Studies (CDS)
The Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies (CERS) is an interdisciplinary centre established in 1998. It has an established international reputation for theoretically-informed, policy relevant research on racism and ethnicity.More on Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies (CERS)
FLaG brings together researchers and research users interested in family, youth, life course pathways and transitions, educational inequalities and intergenerational relationships.More on Centre for Research on Families, Life Course and Generations (FLaG)
The Centre brings together over 170 academic staff from across the arts and humanities, social sciences, medicine and healthcare studies. It ties together research on gender and feminist scholarship, which has a long history at Leeds.More on Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies (CIGS)
The Centre for Health, Technologies and Social Practice draws together researchers with interests in the social practices through which technologies of health are designed, delivered and implemented.More on Centre for Health, Technologies and Social Practice
Impact and engagement
We have an international reputation for research on social change that has set new agendas, developed new concepts and methodologies, and transformed policy and practice nationally and internationally. We are very proud of the exciting research taking place within the School.
Our wide and varied portfolio of policy-relevant research that is both sociologically informed and methodologically innovative.
Northern Notes is a blog platform for sharing social science teaching and research that is happening in and around our community here in Leeds.
By putting local events and happenings into global conversations, we aim to create a dynamic online forum for scholars, students, practitioners, activists and the wider community.