Social Futures Institute research units
We have a number of research units with research undertaken by experienced academic staff. Our units offer specialist expertise in several applied research areas.
Unit for social and policy research
The unit carries out externally funded research, policy evaluation and consultancy. We have an established reputation for delivering external research projects in social exclusion, difference and diversity.
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Youth research unit
We have a national reputation for research with young people on youth issues.
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Applied psychology research unit
Our aims are based on the application of research and practical skills informed by the knowledge and expertise of contributors.
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Third sector development unit
We have built up a substantial expertise in this area and are making significant contributions to knowledge and practice in the third sector
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Law, criminology and criminal justice research unit
We undertake research in areas including organised crime, crime prevention, policing, drug policy, youth crime, criminal law and the criminal justice system.
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Sport and exercise research unit
We have expertise in both theoretical and practical aspects of sport and exercise within the parent academic disciplines of exercise physiology, sport and exercise psychology, sport sociology and biomechanics.
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