Social & Policy Sciences

Blogging about research, activities and impact in Social & Policy Sciences


The Department of Social & Policy Sciences at the University of Bath is one of the leading centres for social sciences in the UK. We have an excellent reputation for cutting edge research and innovative teaching.

Our staff and students are involved in the study of the major challenges that we face as a society:

  • poverty
  • inequality
  • disadvantage
  • work and worklessness
  • violence
  • the welfare state
  • community cohesion
  • family life and parenting
  • health, illness and death.

This blog will include posts on aspects of our research and public engagement and impact work.  However we will also use it to reflect on debates on the public role of the social sciences, on the governance of Higher Education and on the debate on the importance and impacts and influences of social science research.

The blog will mainly post material from staff and students from across the department (including our role in the Institute for Policy Research) and will feature:

1) all three of our research centres

2) our four main teaching areas

We will also host posts we think are interesting or worthy of note from colleagues across the University and beyond; especially those with a sociological take on the issues.

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