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School of Social Sciences Research

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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
  • Criminology
  • Culture
  • 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.