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Research Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities

HPSS research

The department encompasses a critical mass of research activities, creative research networks and targeted initiatives, organised around key specialisms within the disciplinary groups of history, politics, philosophy, social policy and sociology.
The department sustains a dynamic research culture that encourages research of a high international standard in the areas of humanities and social sciences. A key objective has been to enhance national and international partnerships and profile, especially through: collaborative seminar series and international conferences; joint research projects; hosting visiting professors, researchers and scholars.

We have postgraduate research opportunities available for postgraduates around the study of:

Further details

For further details about our research please contact:

Tracey Reynolds, Professor of Social Sciences (Department Research Lead)
June Balshaw (Head of Department)

To view the profiles of our academics and their individual research interests please see below.

Name Job title
Tim Acott Principal Lecturer
June Balshaw Head of Department
Victoria Carolan Senior Lecturer
Nandini Dasgupta Reader
Sandra Dunster Principal Lecturer
Claire Eustance Senior Lecturer
Adriana Ford Research Fellow
Kath Jones Senior Lecturer
Peter Jones Principal Lecturer
Matthew Jones Lecturer
Hilda Kean Visiting Professor
Lorraine Macmillan Lecturer
Sally Mann Senior Lecturer
Craig Morris Senior Lecturer
Louise Owusu-Kwarteng Senior Lecturer
Sarah Palmer Emeritus Professor of Maritime History
Cathryn Pearce Visiting Lecturer
Sara Pennell Senior Lecturer
Gavin Rand Senior Lecturer
Tracey Reynolds Professor
Michael Talbot Lecturer
Vanessa Taylor Lecturer & Research Fellow
Jim Urpeth Senior Lecturer
Elena Vacchelli Senior Lecturer
Chris Ware Senior Lecturer