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:
- work and worklessness
- 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
- Centre for the Analysis of Social Policy (CASP)
- Centre for Death & Society (CDAS)
- Centre for Development Studies (CDS)
2) our four main teaching areas
- Children, young people and families
- Lifelong health and wellbeing
- Work, welfare and poverty
- Global transformations and insecurity
- Governance and policy design.
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.
Please feel free contact us by either leaving a comment or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org