Public sociology

Impact of research definition

Our research works towards addressing some of the most significant challenges of the day. Ranked 13th in the UK for impact and power in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014), our research is making a difference in society.

We have a wide and varied portfolio of policy-relevant research that is both sociologically informed and methodologically innovative. We work with a range of local, national and international organisations to translate our research into policy and practice.

These activities inform the lively and well-grounded international dimension of all the School's teaching both at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Current projects include:

Examples of our research impact: