We are a vibrant Department with a culture of public engagement. Our research addresses issues of public concern and asks questions about key dilemmas facing policymakers today.
Our mission is to disseminate our work as widely as possible as our research shapes policy, raises public awareness, and informs political debate.
In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), 2014, 80% of our research impact was rated as "internationally excellent".
Our commitment to the practical applications of research is illustrated by our strategic partnerships, policy and practitioner exchanges, and media engagement.