School of Social Sciences Research
Staff in the School of Social Sciences share a commitment to producing research that makes a difference in social policy and practice.
The focus of our research includes:
- Children and Families
- Disability Studies
- Politics and Policy
- Social Services and Institutions
These areas speak in different ways to our core commitment to research with and for marginalised groups and communities. Our research seeks to develop socially-just research approaches and knowledge that illuminates the lives of marginalised and ‘silenced’ publics.
Research in the School of Social Sciences is aligned with our two centres:
Centre for Culture and Disability Studies (CCDS)
CCDS is an international research centre based at Liverpool Hope University. It hosts and/or endorses a growing array of internationally recognised courses, publications, research projects, events, series, networks, and affiliations. The main focus of the Centre for Culture & Disability Studies is on challenging and changing all aspects of dehumanising practice, fully acknowledging the ontology and epistemology of people who are disabled.
Socio-Economic and Applied Research for Change (SEARCH)
SEARCH has grown to become the driver for several external collaborations and grant applications involving university staff and external stakeholders. SEARCH has a key partnership with Everton in the Community, involving both the School of Social Sciences and Liverpool Hope University’s Business School, and has promoted a range of community partnership projects.