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LSSI - Who We Are

Leeds Social Sciences Institute is a cross-faculty platform which supports interdisciplinary collaboration across the University of Leeds and with external stakeholders. We are dedicated to bringing the varied expertise and methodologies of the social sciences to bear on the complex societal challenges facing the world. 

We work across three main areas of activity: 

  • Developing and promoting interdisciplinary research between and beyond the social sciences.  
  • Skills training and capacity building. 
  • Maximising impact, knowledge exchange and public and policy engagement from our social science research. 

We host the university’s Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) and support the ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership.   Find out more About LSSI.


Launch of Co-production Research Toolkit and Network Event 

This event proved to be an energetic and inspiring chance for us to look at what co-produced work has been going on at the University of Leeds, what methods are being used, and the challenges that researchers might face in participating in interdisciplinary projects.  Our speakers, from across many disciplines at the University of Leeds,...

LSSI Internal Updates & Opportunities March 2023

We produce a monthly internal updates and opportunities bulletin, if you are a University of Leeds student or member of staff,  you can also sign up to our mailing list. Contents of the March bulletin listed below: UPDATES & EVENTS - ESRC IAA Funding - IAA Call For Proposals - Co-production Network Event and Launch of Co-production Research...

ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) Call for Proposals

LSSI has been awarded from ESRC funding through the IAA to support researchers in social sciences to maximise impact.  The ESRC IAA will run from 1st April 2023 – 31st March 2028.  The first call for this funding is now open.  Deadline for submission is 12th May 2023. The IAA supports a comprehensive portfolio of activities and...

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Co-production Network Event & Launch of Co-production Research Toolkit

We are delighted to invite research colleagues from the University of Leeds to our Co-production Network Event and launch of...

Commercialising Research out of Social Sciences (CRoSS) Workshops

Would you like to learn more about commercialisation in the social sciences? Leeds Social Sciences Institute (LSSI) is holding a workshop series...


Contested Urban Food Landscapes

You are kindly invited to the upcoming (hybrid) research seminar to present early findings on our work bringing together academic debates...

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