Research and Collaboration

We are committed to excellence in research and knowledge exchange, and strive to make a real and lasting impact with all of our research activities. 90% of the research undertaken and submitted to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) by staff within this area has been recognised as world leading or internationally significant.


Our research interests include health and well-being, society and social groups, thinking and creativity, and learning and development.

Find out more about our Psychology research

Politics and International Relations

We are actively engaged in a range of research areas including British politics, comparative politics, international relations, conflict studies and political philosophy. 

Learn more about our Politics research


Our research is steeped in sociology’s key areas of inquiry, from health and illness to families and relationships, and current social movements.

Discover more about our Sociology research

Read about our latest publications


Applied Psychology

We are currently conducting research in a number of exciting areas including adult mental health, child and adolescent healthcare and mental health, and neuropsychology. 

Learn more about our Applied Psychology research

Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia

Anne Cooke has recently edited a key report published by the British Psychological Society's Division of Clinical Psychology. This report was launched in the USA in March.

Watch the launch of Understanding Psychosis

Prime Ministerial Accountability

We have won funding from to conduct a year-long research project into Prime Ministerial accountability at Liaison Committee evidence sessions.

Visit our PM Accountability web pages


Centre for EUropean Studies

As a Jean Monnet 'Centre of Excellence', we have been awarded additional funding to establish our new Centre for European Studies (CEFEUS) to foster progressive insights on EU integration. 

Find out more about CEFEUS


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