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Social Sciences Research Expertise

Our social science research is published internationally, shapes official reports and influences policy. Our research also underpins all our teaching activity.

We also have a unique partnership with Oxfam Scotland which brings together UWS academic expertise, Oxfam’s internationally recognised anti-poverty work and wide-ranging contributions from UWS students and collaborating partners, we are delivering vital research, shaping policy and strategy, challenging prevailing economic models and making a real difference to our communities.

We have a range of specific areas of research expertise, which include:

  • Health and inequality

  • Migration and refugee studies

  • Public services reform and public policy

  • Environmental psychology

  • Alcohol and drug policy

  • Policing and criminal justice

social science research groupings

  • Strategic Hub for Psychology, Social Work, Health Behaviours and Addictions
  • Strategic Hub for Society, Policy, Governance & Social Justice
Last updated: 07/08/2017