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

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Projects 2015 2022

Research Output 2001 2019

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 ISBNChapterResearchpeer-review

Active engagement with nature: outdoor adventure tourism, sustainability and wellbeing

Hanna, P., Wijesinghe, S., Paliatsos, I., Walker, C., Adams, M. & Kimbu, A., 6 Jun 2019, In : Journal of Sustainable Tourism. 27, 9, p. 1355-1373 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Assessing for bruises on the soul: Identifying and evidencing childhood emotional abuse

North, G., 10 Jun 2019, In : Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law. 41, 3, p. 302-320 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

social worker
child protection
social law

Activities 1998 2019

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

Police interviewers’ perceptions of child credibility in forensic investigations

Hannah Cassidy (Presenter)
31 Aug 2019

Activity: External talk or presentationOral presentation