Skip navigation

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, Environmental Geography
June Balshaw Head of Department of History, Politics & Social Sciences
Victoria Carolan Senior Lecturer, History
Nandini Dasgupta Reader, Development, Environment and Enterprise
Sandra Dunster Principal Lecturer in History
Claire Eustance Senior Lecturer, History
Adriana Ford Research Fellow in Environmental Social Sciences
Kath Jones Senior Lecturer, Philosophy
Peter Jones University Teaching Fellow and Principal Lecturer
Matthew Jones Lecturer in Political Science
Hilda Kean Visiting Professor
Lorraine Macmillan Lecturer
Sally Mann Senior Lecturer, Sociology
Craig Morris Senior Lecturer, Sociology
Louise Owusu-Kwarteng Senior Lecturer, Programme Leader, Sociology
Sarah Palmer Emeritus Professor of Maritime History
Cathryn Pearce Visiting Lecturer
Sara Pennell Programme Leader, History/ Senior lecturer in Early Modern British history
Gavin Rand Senior Lecturer, History
Tracey Reynolds Professor of Social Sciences
Michael Talbot Lecturer in the History of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Middle East
Vanessa Taylor Lecturer in Environmental History / Research Fellow
Jim Urpeth Senior Lecturer, Programme Leader, Philosophy
Elena Vacchelli Senior Lecturer in Sociology
Chris Ware Senior Lecturer in Naval History