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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.

News

Co-production Workshop 16 May 2024 Sharing Co-production Research Methodologies

Co-producing solutions for Sustainable Cooling in Pune (India) to include narratives from Marginalised Communities Sustainable cooling uniquely lies at the intersection of urban climate vulnerability, mitigation, and adaptation, holding particular significance for urban marginalised low-income and vulnerable communities that often lack access to modern cooling technologies. We use co-production as a methodological approach to bring...

Cultivating ‘communities of practice’ to tackle civic policy challenges

Insights from local government-academic collaboration in Leeds Collaboration between universities and local governments is vital when developing local policy, but it isn’t always simple. A new paper authored by Nicola Carroll and Professor Adam Crawford investigates research-policy engagement and reveals the factors that enable and constrain this process. Their research was based on their 2020...

LSSI Internal Updates & Opportunities - March 2024

Fostering interdisciplinary research excellence that delivers real impact LSSI updates and events  LSSI NEWS LSSI Director and Human Geography Professor Louise Waite advises the House of Lords on the Modern Slavery Act Mentoring Scheme for Co-production Network Launched The Co-production Network has moved Cultivating communities of practice - open access article #IWD2024 What are the social...

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Events

Leeds City Council: Areas of Research Interest - Information Session

In Spring 2024, Leeds City Council and the University of Leeds are launching a refreshed set of Areas of Research Interest,...

Co-production Workshop - Sharing Co-production Research Methodologies

Co-producing solutions for Sustainable Cooling in Pune (India) to include narratives from Marginalised Communities Sustainable cooling uniquely lies at the...

How does Universal Credit affect housing affordability for renters in England?

Link Seminar - April 2024 A seminar series designed to connect academic knowledge with pressing policy agendas Presented by DWP...

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