Our research is driven by transnational questions around global justice and multi-level governance, environmental sustainability, health and wellbeing, human rights, social justice, crime and security.
Our research focuses on five broad themes: inequalities, division and diversity; culture, interaction and everyday life; crime, security and justice; science, technology and risk; and education, skills and labour market.
We explore and share a passion for past societies and religious beliefs, from prehistory to the present day, in a way that impacts academia, educators, heritage organisations, healthcare professionals, government policy-makers, and the general public.
Our work analyses media policy, representations and practices, with a focus on current challenges. It encompasses research examining journalism and democracy, the implications of developing technologies, and creative industry innovation.
Research Excellence Framework 2021
90% of our research has been confirmed as world-leading or internationally excellent by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.