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School of Social Sciences

The School of Social Sciences is recognised nationally and internationally for our theoretically informed and applied research. We foster a culture that values the diversity of all our communities and publicises and celebrates excellence in all we do.

We create vibrant and inclusive learning and teaching environment grounded in scholarship, research, and professional practice.

Through our strategic partnerships, we influence and shape civic, cultural, and social life. We maximise the employability of our students through our curriculum and engagement with our external partners.

Our Subject Areas

Our Research Groups and Centres

Centre for Behavioural Research Methods

Centre for Behavioural Research Methods

The Centre for Behavioural Research Methods (CBRM) is an interdisciplinary hub for nurturing, developing and sharing the theory and practice of social science research methods.

Gender Research Group

Gender Research Group

The Gender Research Group’s aim is to promote social and democratic inclusion and transformation at global, national and local levels through critical examination of the myriad ways gender matters in shaping people’s identities, experiences and opportunities.

Centre for Public and Psychosocial Health

Centre for Public and Psychosocial Health

This Research Centre brings together a wide range of research excellence in Social Science, including in Public and Population Health, Health and Wellbeing and Employment and Wellbeing.

Critical Criminology and Social Justice Research Group

Critical Criminology and Social Justice Research Group

The Critical Criminology and Social Justice Research Group aims to challenge conventional understandings of crime, deviance, and the social processes of criminalisation.

The Identity Change Research Group

The Identity Change Research Group

The Identity Change Research Group is focusing on the developments in Identity Process Theory and applying the theory to emerging societal challenges.

Identity, Territory and Social Justice

Identity, Territory and Social Justice

Driven by a commitment to social justice, members of ITSJ engage in research that seeks to explore and problematise the socio-political phenomena shaping peoples’ lives, with a particular interest in questions of identity and territory broadly construed.

Evolution and Social Interaction Research Group

Evolution and Social Interaction Research Group

The Evolution and Social Interaction Research Group’s aim is to further our understanding of human and non-human animal social interaction and how and why these behaviours have been moulded by evolution.

Nottingham Centre for Children, Young People and Families (NCCYPF)

Nottingham Centre for Children, Young People and Families (NCCYPF)

NCCYPF is an interdisciplinary research centre with a focus on improving the lives of children, young people and families across Nottingham and beyond.

Centre for Crime, Offending, Prevention and Engagement (COPE)

Centre for Crime, Offending, Prevention and Engagement (COPE)

COPE contributes to the understanding of victimisation risk and crime harm, the transformation agenda for change in the Criminal Justice System, and community engagement with crime prevention.

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