Research

We are widely recognised for our field-defining and conceptually driven empirical research and its pioneering quantitative and qualitative methods work. We are known for our applied approach to sociology and our sociological policy focus is reflected in the ways we work in partnership with a range of private, public and third-sector organisations.

Over three quarters of our research output of the Department was categorised as internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework 2014.

Visiting international fellowship

Sociology of Sleep Group

Our research includes studies on sleep and recovery from addiction, and sleep, ethics and social media.

Partnerships

We are currently working with a host of organisations, including:

  • The Ministry of Justice
  • The Home Office
  • The Environment Agency
  • The Department of Energy and Climate Change
  • The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • The Police Dependents’ Trust.

Journal editors

We edit a number of journals: