The Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, based in the historic Regent Street building, offers a vibrant, multi-disciplinary research environment, at the centre of which are several innovative, high-quality research groups. The Faculty also hosts a well-established MPhil/PhD programme with around 60 doctoral students enrolled.

Research centres

Research areas

Staff research and consultancy

Our staff are engaged in both theoretical and applied research covering a broad spectrum of disciplinary and multi-disciplinary themes and topics in the social sciences and humanities. Staff are also involved in various knowledge transfer and consultancy activities with partner organisations in both the public and private sectors.


Faculty Research Director

Professor Lisa Webley

Deputy Faculty Research Director

Professor Debra Kelly