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.

Research Directors

Dr Jeremy Barham

Department of Music and Media

Dr Jo Blanden

School of Economics

Prof Karen Bullock

Department of Sociology

Prof Francesco Giglio

School of Law

Prof Patricia Pulham

School of Literature and Languages

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Prof Robert Shaughnessy

Guildford School of Acting

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Dr Simon Usherwood

Department of Politics

Prof Allan Williams

School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

Prof Steve Wood

Surrey Business School