Two specialist centres of excellence have been established within the Department – the International Centre for Childhood Studies and the Centre for Criminal Justice and Criminology – to promote research activities in these areas. Two further centres, a social carework research centre and an interdisciplinary research centre on ageing, are being developed. Much of our research is interdisciplinary, and encompasses a wide range of research clusters.
These include: Applied criminal justice and criminology, youth justice, young people and social inclusion, child welfare and childhood studies, gerontology, community care and welfare policy, health needs and health policy, policy-making and policy processes, politics, citizenship and social rights and social policy, service provision and service users.
We encourage all our students to take advantage of this active research involvement to enhance their own scholarship and learning.
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