Leeds Social Sciences Institute

Research Showcase

In this section:

LSSI Social Sciences Shorts

 

Professor Adam Crawford (Director of Leeds Social Sciences Institute), and Professors Paul Routledge and Jennifer Tomlinson (Deputy Directors of LSSI), talk about the social sciences at Leeds and the role of the Institute in bringing together cross-faculty researchers across the University.
Professor Jennifer Tomlinson (Deputy Director of Leeds Social Sciences Institute) talks to Gary Dymski (Professor in Applied Economics) about how the de-industrialised landscape depicted on McCoy Tyner’s Sahara LP sparked his research interests in financial instability and global prosperity.

Professor Adam Crawford (Director of Leeds Social Sciences Institute) talks to Professor Adrian Favell (Chair in Sociology & Social Theory) about how a craft doorbell from an island in Japan represents his research into art and architecture in the post-growth period.

  Professor Adam Crawford (Director of Leeds Social Sciences Institute) talks to Dr Carly Lightowlers (Academic Fellow, Crime and Policing Data Analytics) about how a bottle of wine symbolises her work around young people’s alcohol consumption and its relationship with violence.

Professor Jennifer Tomlinson (Deputy Director of Leeds Social Sciences Institute) talks to Danat Valizade (Lecturer in Quantitative Methods) about how his mood when conducting research is reflected in Alice In Wonderland and a ‘Science Doesn’t Care What You Think’ T-shirt.
Professor Adam Crawford (Director of Leeds Social Sciences Institute) talks to Professor Pia Christensen (Anthropology and Childhood Studies) about how part of a brick symbolises the building stone of her work and how we see childhood and young people.
Professor Paul Routledge (Deputy Director of Leeds Social Sciences Institute) talks to Dr Ghazala Mir (Associate Professor, Leeds Institute of Health Sciences) about her research interests and how a mug represents her work on infant mortality.
Professor Paul Routledge (Deputy Director of Leeds Social Sciences Institute) talks to Dr Susannah Sallu (Lecturer in Environment and Development) about how a Tanzania Nature Reserves pamphlet underpins her current research interests in livelihood dynamics in rural communities.
Professor Paul Routledge (Deputy Director of Leeds Social Sciences Institute) talks to Professor Paul Chatterton (Director of the University’s Sustainable Cities Group) about how a cup full of soil represents his research interest in the struggle over land.
Professor Jennifer Tomlinson (Deputy Director of Leeds Social Sciences Institute) talks to Dr Andrew Brown (Professor in Economics and Political Economy) about his research interests and the benefits of interdisciplinary work.
Professor Adam Crawford (Director of Leeds Social Sciences Institute) talks to Anna Lawson (Director of Centre for Disability Studies) about how her dog’s tail represents her work around access to justice for children with learning difficulties and mental health conditions.
Professor Adam Crawford (Director of Leeds Social Sciences Institute) talks to Teela Saunders (Professor of Sociology) about the impact Maggie O’Neill’s ‘Prostitution And Feminism’ had on her research interests.
Professor Paul Routledge (Deputy Director of Leeds Social Sciences Institute) talks to Dr Louise Waite (Associate Professor of Human Geography) about how Paddington sparked her research interest in forced migration.
Professor Jennifer Tomlinson (Deputy Director of Leeds Social Sciences Institute) talks to Jean Clarke (Professor in Entrepreneurship and Organisational Theory) about how a digital camcorder represents her interest in visual methods of research.

 

Case Studies

  • The psychology of crowd behaviour

    The Socio-Technical Centre, based at Leeds University Business School (LUBS), is helping crowd management professionals plan for and co-ordinate large-scale public events by researching how people react and behave in different crowd situations.

  • Combining medical sciences with social sciences

    A Centre which aims to speed up the rate at which medical innovations reach the market – and ultimately patients – is drawing on social sciences expertise to continually assess and improve its approach to innovation projects.

  • Building the UK’s future

    The UK’s infrastructure will be more robust, cost-effective and sustainable in the future when a major inter-disciplinary Government-backed project involving the University of Leeds publishes its recommendations.

    iBUILD (Infrastructure BUsiness models, valuation and Innovation for Local Delivery), which officially began on 1 August 2013, focuses on the networks of roads, energy, water, transport, waste and ICT that support all the services which have a direct effect on the social, environmental and economic wellbeing of our society.

  • Playing together: developing understanding

    Dr Angharad Beckett, Dr Raymond Holt, and research student, Anne-Marie Moore, are examining how engineering design and social sciences can work together to create products, technologies and environments that encourage inclusive play between disabled and non-disabled children.

  • A healthy perspective

    The Health Hub is one of the projects within the University of Leeds’ Building Sustainable Societies Transformation Fund programmes and is connecting social scientists with healthcare and medical professionals to drive best practice within the NHS.

  • Broadening views: social sciences addresses climate change issues

    Professor Andy Gouldson and colleagues at the University of Leeds and the London School of Economics are working together in the Economic and Social Research Council funded Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy.

  • Understanding the impact of financialisation

    A major international interdisciplinary programme being co-ordinated by the University of Leeds is examining financial systems and the effect financialisation has had on economies, societies and the environment across Europe and beyond.

  • Teela Sanders on The Regulatory Dance

    Teela Sanders explains the aims and methodology of her research into the lap-dancing industry, while Kate Hardy gives a general overview of common themes in the project's interim findings.

  • Brad Evans on Histories of Violence

    Dr Brad Evans discusses the inspiration for his Histories of Violence project, the value of multimedia, the complex phenomenon of violence and the trans-disciplinarity at the heart of his research.

  • Louise Ellison on Alternative Trial Arrangements

    Louise Ellison discusses the aims and methodology of her research into the influence of alternative trial arrangements on juror evaluation of evidence in adult rape cases.

  • Timescapes on Early Years Intervention and the Role of Grandparents

    Nick Emmel describes the longitudinal research Timescapes has done on a low income estate with families who experience chronic poverty, while Kahryn Hughes talks about the identifiers of deprivation: for example, infant mortality, early morbidity and early mortality.

 

 

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