School research

Research in Humanities, Creative Industries, and Social Sciences traverses a number of fields, styles and areas. Our researchers look to push knowledge in their respective fields, enhancing our reputation for global excellence.

Our school contains a vast network of researchers with skills and talents spanning the full creative spectrum, thus we encourage collaboration – across traditional and less-explored fields – while utilising the full scope of our ground-breaking facilities. As a result, our research shapes social agendas locally and across the globe.

The School has a particularly strong reputation for bringing together conventional humanities scholarship with the possibilities enabled by digital technology, while our social science researchers work closely with communities, governments, and other partners.

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Our research encompasses a spectrum of outputs, from sole-authored monographs presenting an in-depth study drawn together over many years, to public-facing reports on issue of crucial social importance, to journal articles of the highest quality targeting peers around the world.

Research in the School is organised around a number of themes that are formed and reformed every few years based on existing staff interests, current funded and unfunded projects, and in response to changes in our research fields, as well as 'out there' in the world. Some of these themes support our research centres and networks, while others are ways to develop momentum among smaller groups around a set of research problems and questions.

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International research collaborators

International research collaborators

The School of Humanities, Creative Industries, and Social Sciences hosts visiting international scholars who bring a wealth of experience and global perspective to share with our own researchers and students.

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Current school international research collaborators

Professor Alan Male, Emeritus Professor of Illustration, Falmouth University. Host: Dr Simone O’Callaghan

Professor Peter Ford, School of Arts & Design, Nottingham Trent University. Host: Professor Mario Minichiello

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