Areas of work

HSMC organises its work in a series of work programmes, each of which has a mix of research, teaching and consultancy. All HSMC staff link to a specific programme, but also work flexibly across these different topics when there are cross-cutting themes and issues.

Details of the current activities within programmes are contained on the relevant pages of this site accessed through the links below. 

Each programme has a nominated convenor whose role is to:

  • Act as the first point of contact for outside agencies wishing to engage HSMC in work in that area of work
  • Ensure that colleagues are fully up to date with developments (policy, practice and theory) in that area
  • Offer support and advice to colleagues undertaking projects in the area
  • Create and sustain key networks in the area
  • Identify and pursue opportunities for teaching, research and development
  • Review the range of activity in that area with the Director and programme personnel on an annual basis