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83% of our research is "internationally excellent or world leading"*

*Relating to all research across the Faculty as assessed through the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021

Professor Janice Carruthers
Professor Janice Carruthers, Dean of Research

'Welcome to the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen's. We are a global University at the cutting edge of research across a wide range of disciplines in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Our disciplinary research excellence is matched by a commitment to interdisciplinary research which is challenge-led and involves intersectoral partnerships outside the academy and interdisciplinary partnerships across many fields including medicine, engineering and the natural sciences. We are proud of the real-world impact we are achieving locally, nationally and internationally.'

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Research Culture

We are committed to a robust Research Culture Action Plan.

We aim to create and foster a supportive, collaborative and inclusive environment for all our researchers, including our PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and early career academics.

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Research Impact

Our research has led to local, national and international impact, particularly in the cultural, social and policy spheres.

We work with partners in the cultural sector, industry, charities, NGOs and government. To find out more, browse the Queen’s impact pages:


The George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice - a flagship for social transformation.

A major and globally recognised hub for interdisciplinary research in key areas of societal challenge, the Institute brings together excellent researchers from a wide range of disciplines to tackle some of the greatest global issues of our age.

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Senator George J. Mitchell giving a speech at the opening of the institute FOR GLOBAL PEACE, SECURITY AND JUSTICE
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