Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology

Welcome to the Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology, we are a leading multi-disciplinary academic team committed to providing world-class research and innovative degree programmes. We deliver research led teaching with 66% of publications by our academic staff rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in the latest Research Excellence Framework. We are at the forefront of cutting edge social science research that informs and influences public debate.


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Posted 27 April 2020

Researching Covid-19 and its impact on families

Dr Kayleigh Garthwaite and researchers from the University of York are working together to explore how families in poverty navigate #Covid19UK, while also tracking how the social security system responds.

Posted 27 April 2020

The impact of Covid-19 on UK communities

Research commissioned by Local Trust on the impact of Covid-19 on UK communities is being undertaken by TSRC. The in-depth research will look at how 25 different communities across England are responding

Posted 21 February 2020

Investigation on the impact of shame in heathcare

Researchers to investigate impact of shame on doctors, medical students and patients as part of major new study funded by Wellcome, which will be run by Dr Matthew Gibson.

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