Research + Expertise
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has a rich and diverse research portfolio that is recognised both nationally and internationally. Subjects in which the University is ranked highly in and the faculty is represented by include Music, Literary Arts and Other Arts, Communication and Media Studies, Psychology, Theatre, Film, Television & Multimedia, Anthropology, English and Human Geography. Our staff are actively engaged in research with many of them involved in international research collaborations. The faculty’s research is supported by the National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis and a number of research centres.
We encourage prospective research students to explore the range of options there are within the faculty and direct enquiries for further study through the School of Graduate Research. We also welcome enquiries from potential research partners and invite international academic colleagues to collaborate with us.
Watching your baby sleep peacefully is one of the joys of becoming a parent. But have you ever wondered what is happening in this little sleepy head’s mind?
A team from the School of Psychology has been working for the last three years to develop ‘Positively Pregnant’ – an app for pregnant women.
PhD student Sandhya Fernandez is conducting research that looks at people with a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and how they communicate.
A recent study, led by Dr Thomas Stubbs, shows budget reduction targets and public sector caps, insisted on by the IMF as loan conditions, result in reduced health spending and medical ‘brain drain’ in developing West African nations.