School of Sociology and Social Policy - Research and Expertise

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Find out more about becoming a postgraduate researcher in the School of Sociology and Social Policy.

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Research and expertise

We are passionate about research that makes a difference in society on a local, national and global level. Building on our 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 all that we do.

Our research works towards addressing some of the most significant challenges of the day.

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Find out more about current and past research projects within the School of Sociology and Social Policy.

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We have an international reputation for research that has transformed policy and practice across the globe.

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Our academic team is dedicated to having a positive impact on society through their research and teaching.

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Find out more about becoming a postgraduate researcher in the School of Sociology and Social Policy.

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We are committed to supporting and developing our researchers at all stages of their career.

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Our Sociology in Action programme links research, students and the entire community together.

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Northern Notes is a platform for sharing social science teaching and research happening in and around our community in Leeds.

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Postdoctoral opportunities

The School of Sociology and Social Policy (SSP) currently supports applications to the following postdoctoral schemes: Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship (Deadline 30 November 2023); British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships and the Marie Sklodowska Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship (Deadline 31 May 2024). Interested candidates should first identify a proposed mentor in the School and work with them on their initial application. Apply now.

Research news and events

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06 Mar

Feeding the nation: seasonal migrant workers, food and rural livelihoods

Social Sciences Building, seminar rooms 12.21 and 12.25 | 12:30 - 13:45

20 Mar

'Mystery in Everyday Life': a School Research Seminar

Social Sciences Building, seminar rooms 12.21 and 12.25 | 12:30 - 13:45