We are engaged in understanding the world’s most complex and challenging issues. These range from health, work and well-being to climate change and community resilience and from security and social justice to the experiences of children, families and relationships.

Our researchers work collaboratively with policy and practice communities in Scotland, the UK and internationally to ensure their research has impact beyond the academy.

We carry out world-leading research, which is founded on a unique combination of disciplines: Law, Business, Energy Law and Policy, Geography, Environmental Science, Politics and International Relations, Psychology, Architecture and Urban Planning.

Our ground-breaking research is known for expertise, excellence and impact and seeks to understand the world’s most complex and challenging issues. We pride ourselves on delivering research with significant impact on global innovation and international policy.

Research Themes

We have brought together our cross-cutting expertise within the Institute for Social Sciences Research, to provide a dynamic environment in which our interdisciplinary research strengths can be supported.

Transforming Lives Through Research

Our groundbreaking research strives to transform lives and through our discoveries develop proposals and strategies which helps make a meaningful impact for societies at home and abroad.

Research Centres

We are home to a number of high profile research centres. Our researchers work collaboratively with policy and practice communities to ensure the work we do makes a real impact, both within the University and the wider community.