The Social Sciences at Edge Hill has a mature and dynamic research culture and a well-established tradition of excellence in research, evidenced in our record of work and publications recognised as of national and international importance.
We are committed to research that seeks to make a difference in the real world and to benefit and voice the needs of some of our most socially and economically marginalised people and communties locally, nationally and internationally.
This ethos and commitment informs and defines our research in a range of areas including; children and young people, gender and sexuality, conflict and political violence, citizenship and democracy.
Current and ongoing research projects being undertaken by Social Sciences staff at Edge Hill include:
- Safeguarding Children
- Young People and Sexual Citizenship
- The Impact of Counter-Terror Law and Policy on Muslim Communities
- Primo- Levi, Democracy, Anti-Totalitarianism
- The Politics of Sexual Consent
- Voicing Young People in the Policy Process
- State Violence and Collusion
- Citizenship and Community Activism
It is equally important for us that this cutting edge research, as well as the social concern and advocacy it reflects, underpins our teaching and informs, enhances and enriches the learning experience of our students.