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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experience Social Sciences
outer space Social Sciences
Mental Health Medicine & Life Sciences
Psychotic Disorders Medicine & Life Sciences
community Social Sciences
Research Medicine & Life Sciences
social movement Social Sciences
Social Movements Social Sciences

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Projects 2015 2022

Research Output 2001 2020

Beyond Discipline(s): Spoken Word as a Social Scientific Research Tool

Johnson, H., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Spoken Word in the UK. English, L. & McGowan, J. (eds.). Routledge, 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapter

social science
social scientist

A blue cloak of invisibility: deviant knowledge and #spycops policing

Schlembach, R., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Resist the Punitive State: Grassroots Struggles Across Welfare, Housing, Education and Prisons. Hart, E. L., Greener, J. & Moth, R. (eds.). Pluto Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapter

Action Research with Trans women sex workers: policy, space, and social challenges

Zoli, A., Johnson, K., Cingolani, G. & Pulcini, G., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Community Psychology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

action research
research planning

Activities 1998 2019

Feminism & Psychology (Journal)

Anna Zoli (Editor), Evan Hazenberg (Editor)
30 Sep 2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work

Sounds to Keep internship project

Bethan Prosser (Consultant)
16 Sep 201912 Dec 2019

Activity: Consultancy

State-corporate harms, bordering and the rise of authoritarian neoliberalism in Brazil

Roxana Cavalcanti (Presenter)
6 Sep 2019

Activity: External talk or presentationOral presentation