• Social Futures Institute

    The institute conducts internationally excellent research on contemporary social issues. The Institute intends to further knowledge in its selected areas of specialism and ensure impact in the real world

  • Impact

    Research that impacts on real-world issues is a core part of the Social Futures Institute's activity.

  • Institute structure

    The research interests of our members are wide-ranging and SoFI hosts two research centres and four research units.



Teesside's online research repository gives you access to the collection of peer-reviewed research and e-theses produced by members of the Social Futures Institute.


The Social Futures Institute hosts a number of seminars and training events to which all are welcome.

National Deviancy Conference

Teesside Centre for Realist Criminology is set to host the 2014 National Deviancy Conference, which takes place across two days on 25 and 26 June.