Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences


The Faculty hosts a large number of focused research groups and centres, with strong leadership and mentoring to support and encourage staff, and to facilitate coordinated bidding for major research opportunities. 

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Introduction from Sabine Braun, Associate Dean (Research)

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) produces top quality research. Overall, the University made a strong showing in the REF, with an improvement on performance in RAE 2008.

Meet FASS research

Research Directors

Dr Jeremy Barham

Department of Music and Media

Prof Karen Bullock

Department of Sociology

Dr Simon Usherwood

Department of Politics

Prof Robert Shaughnessy

Guildford School of Acting

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Dr Jo Blanden

School of Economics

Prof Allan Williams

School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

Prof Francesco Giglio

School of Law

Prof Marion Wynne-Davies

School of Literature and Languages

Prof Steve Wood

Surrey Business School