• Dr Lisa White publishes new book on torture in Northern Ireland

    Lisa, a Senior Lecturer in Criminology in the School of Social and Political Sciences has recently published a book with Routledge titled “Transitional Justice and Legacies of State Violence. Talking about Torture in Northern Ireland”. Based on a synthesis of documentary material with the findings from a series of contemporary interviews, Lisa’s timely book uncovers the reasoning

  • Dr Elena Chebankova on Russia, Putin and the crisis in Ukraine

    Elena, a Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations in the School, has recently had a chapter published titled “Vladimir Putin: Making of a National Hero” in the new edited collection Ukraine and Russia. People, Politics, Propaganda and Perspectives. The book is available to download for free via the prestigious E-IR website here and will be of

  • Sue Bond-Taylor on care, family and ‘Getting with the Programme’

    Sue Bond-Taylor on care, family and ‘Getting with the Programme’

    A series of three Social Policy Association workshops, entitled ‘Getting With the Programme’, have been taking place, each examining different aspects of the government’s flagship Troubled Families Programme. Workshop One took place on 11th February 2015, hosted by Durham University, and focused on historical comparison and contemporary practice. Professor Roger Smith (Durham University) provided a

  • Our Research

    Research is a core element of the work within the school. It contributes to knowledge, responds to problems, and feeds into and enhances teaching.

    The Policy Studies Research Centre (PSRC) acts as the research focus for the School, undertaking research at local, regional, national and international levels across a range of policy-relevant areas of social research. While the majority of members of the PSRC are from the School, others are drawn from cognate areas, such as the School of Health and Social Care.