Faculty of Social Sciences and Law

  • BS8 1TH

    United Kingdom

Organization profile

Organisation profile

Our researchers are internationally recognised leaders in their fields producing world-class research across the social sciences and law. The faculty’s innovative and collaborative research addresses the most pressing social concerns of our globalised society, contributing to significant policy change in many areas.

Recognised globally for our research excellence across the social sciences and law, our reputation is founded on strengths in many areas including poverty and social exclusion, markets and public organisation, human rights, global insecurity, life-styles and wellbeing, educational quality, and quantitative social science methods.

Our academics work in a wide range of research centres and groupings across economics, education, human geography, law, policy studies, sociology, politics and international studies and are committed to conducting world-leading research that matters to society.

Outstanding results in the UK's Research Assessment Exercise 2008 confirmed that 87% of the faculty’s research was of international quality. World-leading and internationally excellent research made up over half of the submission with exceptional performances for Geography (1st), Sports-related Studies (3rd), Accounting and Finance (4th), Education (5th), Economics (6th), and Social Work and Social Policy (14th).


The faculty attracts a wide range of funding from research councils, charities and government departments around the world. Supported by funders such as UK and European Research Councils, the Leverhulme Trust and the Department for International Development, our researchers are working at the heart of issues that surround social concerns advancing social innovation and delivering evidence for policymakers.


Our high-quality research outputs are published in internationally-ranked journals and prestigious academic presses across social sciences and law. The faculty also hosts and edits a number of internationally recognised social science journals, including Policy and Politics, Ethnicities, Antipode: a journal of radical geography, Journal of Common Market Studies, British Accounting Review and Contemporary Political Theory.


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    Mrs Helen M Aberdeen

    Person: Academic , Member, Professional and Administrative


    Research Output

    The British General Election of 2019

    Surridge, P., Bale, T., Jennings, W. & Ford, R., 2021, (In preparation) Palgrave Macmillan.

    Research output: Book/ReportAuthored book

    (De)humanization and (Dis)trust: Representations of Muslims in UK Newspapers Following the 7/7 London Bombings

    Haji, R., McKeown Jones, S., Matthews, A. & Platten, S., 26 May 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    50 years of Accounting and Business Research

    Clatworthy, M., García Lara, J. M. & Lee, E., 2 Jan 2020, In : Accounting and Business Research. 50, 1, p. 1-5 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial (Academic Journal)

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)


    Student theses

    (Re)Defining Sustainability: Belo Monte, São Luiz do Tapajós and Storylines of Resistance

    Author: Atkins, E., 25 Sep 2018

    Supervisor: Flint, A. (Supervisor) & Tucker, K. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)


    (Un)healthy prison masculinities : theorising men's health in prison

    Author: De Viggiani, N. P. A., 2003

    Supervisor: Payne, S. (Supervisor) & Doyal, L. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)



    +3 ESRC PhD Scholarship

    Ismail, Nasrul Ismail (Recipient), 1 Oct 2017

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • 10 year Special Contribution Award

    Fornes, Gaston E (Recipient), 2014

    Prize: National/international honour

    2016 Santander Travel Grant

    Aliandra Barlete (Recipient), 2016

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Activities

    NIHR Applied Research Collaboration North East and North Cumbria (External organisation)

    Angeliki Papadaki (Reviewer)

    Jun 2020 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership or peer review panel or committee

    TNOC West Africa Policy workshop

    Gernot Klantschnig (Organiser)

    9 Mar 202010 Mar 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Enterprise Information Systems (Journal)

    Minhao Zhang (Editorial board member)

    5 Jun 2020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity