Social Sciences

We welcome applications for research degrees aligned to Social Sciences in each of the areas listed below. Potential supervisors are shown with a summary of their areas of research expertise. Further details can be found on their staff profile page which also links to their publications. You are welcome to contact a potential supervisor for an informal discussion before submitting your application.

Current research student projects in this area are listed below.

Dr Maria Ansbro (social work; assessment and management of risk; multi-agency child protection work; application of attachment theory)

Dr George Clerk (mental capacity; child abuse; social care)

Prof Margaret Greenfields (marginalised communities; Gypsy/Roma/traveller health and justice; mental health in minority; migrant workers)

Dr Pat Mahon-Daly (areas of the body in Society; deviance and social control; citizenship; culture; media; social exchange mechanisms in Society)

Dr Charles Mugisha (social change; bridging the gap between social work practice and research)

Dr Carol Rogers (bereavement; Gypsy/Roma/traveller communities; early years education)

Dr Ken Smith (social class; capitalism; philosophy of the social sciences; classical sociology; criminology)

Dr Jane Wright (school nursing; public health; leadership; alcohol in HE)

Dr Anne Chappell (active ageing and resilience; social justice)

Dr Ciaran O’Keefe (paranormal psychology; restorative justice; offender reform)

Dr Ken Smith (social class; capitalism; philosophy of the social sciences; classical sociology; criminology)

  • Evaluation of a local authority family support service: victims of domestic violence; service users’ perspective.
  • Can Increased Mental Toughness Improve Job Satisfaction Amongst Child Protection Workers?
  • An Investigation into the Factors Affecting Suicide of Military Veterans in the United Kingdom
  • How do students from a ‘non-traditional’ background understand and construct the concept of ‘self’ and ‘others’? A hybrid action research model