School of Applied Social Science

  • United Kingdom

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School of Applied Social Science

The School of Applied Social Science is an interdisciplinary school of over 75 academic and research staff based on the University of Brighton’s Falmer campus. Researchers work collaboratively across four Research and Enterprise Groups (REGs) in addressing challenges of social, health, psychological, spatial, and environmental injustice, seeking to transform policy and practice on global and more local scales.  These are: Criminology REG;  Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing REG; Care, Ethics and Participation REG; and Cities and Injustices REG.

The school has a range of expertise in co-designed, mobile and creative research methodologies and methods, including work with older people, children, LGBT communities, migrants, refugees and those affected by chronic health conditions. We also carry out renowned research on gun control, sexualities and complexity in public policy. We 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 intergenerational sensory experiences of space with the University of Eastern Finland (SENSOTRA). Our research attracts funding from AHRC, ESRC, Wellcome Trust, NIHR, ERC Horizon 2020, Alzheimer’s Society, the Independent Social Research Foundation and others.










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Psychotic Disorders Medicine & Life Sciences
experience Social Sciences
Mental Health Medicine & Life Sciences
liberal party Social Sciences
Research Medicine & Life Sciences
Inpatients Medicine & Life Sciences
social work Social Sciences
community Social Sciences

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Projects 2016 2022

ESRC GCRF Big Picture

Graber, R.


Project: Grant


Cameron, J., Hart, A., Eryigit-Madzwamuse, S., Heaver, B., Hudson, C., Aranda, K., Rathbone, A., Maitland, J., Church, A., Walker, C., Haynes, P. & Gant, N.


Project: Grant


Research Output 2001 2019

Book review: Maria E Gigante Introducing science through images: Cases of visual popularization

Erickson, M., 10 Jan 2019, In : Public Understanding of Science.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook ReviewResearchpeer-review

Book Review: Paul Stenner, Liminality and Experience: A Transdisciplinary Approach to the Psychosocial

Erickson, M., 8 Jan 2019, In : Sociology.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook ReviewResearchpeer-review

Care Act in Practice: Transitions to Adult social care

Holmstrom, C., 28 Mar 2019, (Accepted/In press) The Care Act: Wellbeing in Practice. Braye, S. & Preston-Shoot, M. (eds.).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapterResearchpeer-review

Activities 2008 2031

Living justice and injustice at the urban edge

Lesley Murray (Participant)
31 May 2031

Activity: EventsConference

Looking for gender in mobility justice: implications for transport and mobilities

Lesley Murray (Presenter)
7 Mar 2019

Activity: External talk or presentationInvited talk

SENSOTRA Coding workshop

Lesley Murray (Presenter)
20 Feb 201922 Feb 2019

Activity: External talk or presentationInvited talk