Unparalleled research quality at Kent
3rd in the UK THE Research Excellence Framework (REF21) rankings
The Complete University Guide 2022 ranked Kent:
- 2nd for Sociology research quality
- 3rd for Social Policy research quality
- 3rd for Social Work research quality
The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022 ranked Kent:
- 1st for Criminology research quality
- 1st for Sociology research quality
- 1st for Social Work research quality
- 2nd for Social Policy research quality
Spotlight on Supervisors
Below we feature just a small selection of potential supervisors. For a full search, please see our directory of academic staff.
If you are interested in studying for a PhD with us or applying for an ESRC SeNSS scholarship, please contact a potential supervisor with your ideas and a draft proposal (approximately 2,000 words). The proposal should include an introduction, theoretical framework with relevant references, research design and methods, sample, research questions, ethical considerations, and a timeline.
Director of the Centre for Philanthropy, Reader in Social Policy
of Supervision: Philanthropy, Fundraising, Major Donors
Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Sociology
Areas of supervision: social stratification and social comparisons, cultural consumption, health inequalities, and social attitudes and stereotypes (particularly as regards welfare benefit claimants)
Reader in Sociology and Cultural Studies
Areas of supervision: Digital work on affect, contagion, imitation, memes, digital labour, ruins and abandonment, and social media more generally. Also urban work on gentrification, high street revitalisation, and community.
Senior Lecturer in Social Work
Areas of supervision: Race, ethnicity, black identity, migration, belonging; Materiality / material sociology; Visual and sensory methods.
Reader in Criminology
Areas of supervision: Policing and Criminal Justice, Organisational Cultures and Leadership, Critical Diversities, Gender and Crime.
Professor of Sociology
Areas of supervision: ethnic and racial identities, racisms, multiracial people.
Senior Lecturer in Criminal Justice and Criminology
Areas of supervision: Political violence and terrorism; criminological theory; media and violence.