Staff in the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work publish world-class research which has local and global impact.
Research in the School is organised around five interdisciplinary research themes. Our academics work across traditional boundaries sharing expertise, to address some of society’s most pressing social issues.
Health, Well-Being and Inclusion
Diverse research into the health and wellbeing of children, young people and adults in communities and institutions.
Children, Young People and Families
Exploring the development of children and adolescents into young adulthood in their full social and structural contexts
Education: Advancing Understanding, Improving Outcomes
Researching into education in schools, further and higher education, and on how to improve educational opportunities and outcomes.
Key to the delivery of research in SSESW are our interdiscplinary School Research Centres, Networks and Institutes:
- Centre For Behaviour Analysis
- Centre For Shared Education
- Centre For Children’s Rights
- Disability Research Network
- Drugs and Alcohol Research Network
- Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation (CESI)
- Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice.