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Social renewal research

Our Social Renewal research covers a number of key areas including: peace, conflict and transition, educational attainment, social and economic leadership, communication and leadership.  

Here are a few example of our research in this area.

Watch Christina Sevdali

Christina Sevdali

Dr Christina Sevdali, Institute for Research in Social Sciences, talks about her research in Multilingualism and the effect of acquiring more than one language at birth.

Watch Dr Fiona Bloomer

Dr Fiona Bloomer

Dr Fiona Bloomer, Institute for Research in Social Sciences, talks about her research into abortion as a health care issue, and how regulations regarding abortion vary across the world.

Watch Dr Jonny Byrne

Dr Jonny Byrne

Dr Jonny Byrne, Institute for Research in Social Sciences, talks about his research into people’s thoughts of the removal of the Peace Walls in Belfast.

Watch Dr Lucy Michael

Dr Lucy Michael

Dr Lucy Michael, Institute for Research in Social Sciences, talks about her research into developing systems to monitor racism.

Watch Dr Maire Braniff

Dr Maire Braniff

Dr Maire Braniff, Institute for Research in Social Sciences, talks about her research into how to keep peace and prevent violent habit within societies.

Watch Mark Simpson

Mark Simpson

Mark Simpson, Transitional Justice Research Institute, talks about his research into how devolved regions respond to UK Government social security reforms.

Watch Dr Victoria Simms

Dr Victoria Simms

Dr Victoria Simms, Psychology Research Institute, talks about her research into how children’s thinking changes over the years, in particular how they understand maths.