You can join a centre that carries out renowned research on social movements, gun control, sexualities and complexity in public policy, have nurtured partnerships with a range of organisations, locally nationally and internationally. For example, collaborative research into emotional and mental health is carried out with Sussex Partnership Trust and work on digital healthcare with Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust and the Brighton and Sussex Medical School and clinical sites across five European countries.
International collaborations include the Ageing and Communication Technologies International Partnership (ACT) on generational engagements with digital technologies and research on sensory engagements with space with universities in Finland and Slovenia (SENSOTRA). Our research attracts funding from AHRC, ESRC, Wellcome Trust, NIHR, ERC Horizon 2020, Alzheimer’s Society, the Independent Social Research Foundation and others.
Our academics have a range of expertise in co-designed and creative research methodologies and methods, including work with older people, children, LGBT communities, Afghan migrants and those affected by chronic health conditions.
The School of Applied Social Science provides a vibrant environment for doctoral study, with opportunities to work with leading researchers in your field and to make use of our excellent research facilities. The school works primarily in two research areas and has two Research and Enterprise Groups:
Depending on the nature of your PhD project, you may also become a member of one of the university’s Centres of Research and Enterprise Excellence (CORES), for example:
Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics
Centre for Transforming Sexuality and Gender
Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics
Centre for Digital Media Cultures