School of Health and Society

We are a dynamic, interdisciplinary community of social science scholars of national and international standing who passionately strive to create a positive impact in our communities. We offer a wide range of opportunities for research and study in criminology, public health, social policy, social work and occupational health and safety.

Our students learn to analyse and solve real-world social and health problems through engaging with leading researchers, communities and practitioners on campus, online and in workplaces.

Our staff work with policy-makers, practitioners, key stakeholders and the public to co-produce, collaborate and communicate evidence that has a positive and tangible impact on our society.

Our school includes two established research centres; ACHEEV, which focuses on the connection between the health of people, other animals, society and the planet, and COPERSH, which addresses current and future risks to occupational, public and environmental health and safety. Various staff from across the school are also research members within Early Start.

Podcasting pioneers

Social Work Stories podcast reveals the unseen but vital role of social workers, sharing their challenges, ethics, and impact, supporting practitioners and the wider community while making social work more visible through podcasting.

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We comprise innovative programs that offer students flexible subject combinations to meet their personal interests, with a multi-disciplinary approach to learning and research.

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