Faculty of Social Sciences

Research in the Faculty of Social Sciences

General Introduction

Research in the Faculty of Social Sciences has its origins in the strong disciplinary-based research of the individual academic staff in the Faculty's constituent Schools and Centres, and incorporates research activity at the University's Canterbury, Brussels and Medway campuses.

This strong individual research base creates a broad range of research groups across the Faculty with both critical mass and high quality research performance in terms of external funding, PhD research and publications in international refereed journals and with major commercial presses (see below for links to further information).

In addition, from the activities and interests of these disciplinary research groups several multidisciplinary research themes can be identified. These themes include: ageing and lifelong health; multiculturalism and conflict; social science aspects of energy use and security; biodiversity conservation and environmental sustainability; decision-making and entrepreneurship; and gender and equality in the workplace. As a consequence, one of the Faculty's over-arching strategic priorities is to encourage further development of such multidisciplinary research activities among its various research groups.

Researcher Development

The University has an online resource centre for researcher development. Through the website, researchers can access development opportunities at the University and externally. These range from structured training courses to informal learning events, networks and career advice. These resources will help University-based researchers to develop their effectiveness and to build on a range of skills for the variety of other careers open to people with research experience.

Links to Research Information in Schools and Centres

More Information

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Social Sciences, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NX

Last Updated: 22/11/2016