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Colleagues discuss the storming of the Capitol building and the implications for the US

Colleagues from Leeds School of Social Sciences have contributed to discussions on BBC Radio Leeds and Yorkshire Evening Post about the storming of the CapitoBuilding and what is next for American democracy.

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Leeds Beckett Alumna receives OBE for NHS Contribution

Leeds School of Social Sciences alumna Sarah Wallace has been recognised in the Queen's 2021 New Year Honours list for her services towards the NHS. 

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Steve Taylor Launches Exciting Publications

Here in the Leeds School of Social Sciences, our academic staff take part in a wide variety of research projects that address key societal issues and make a difference to the lives of people and communities.

Intro to Social Structures Sample Lecture

Dr. Christopher Till presents a short lecture on Social Structures. He provides insight into the concept and displays what a typical sociology lecture involves. 

Online misinformation and propaganda. Are we all involved?

Dr. Christopher Till examines whether misinformation spread in the media is any different to propaganda used by people in power.

Health and safety– applied research in action

In this blog post, Dr Jim Morgan – Head of the Psychology Applied to Safety and Health (PASH) research group at Leeds Beckett – shares the successes of the team’s two recent Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, which have seen significant reductions in injuries and substantial cost savings for both Amey and VolkerRail – and looks ahead to new and future industry collaborations.


When silence is not a virtue: how traditional masculinities keep men from seeking mental health advice

On the occasion of World Mental Health Day on 10 October, WHO Europe launched a new report on how masculinity norms can discourage men from recognising and seeking help for mental health problems.


Athletes for Action: Examining the Bare Facts of LGBTQ+ Allyship Among Male Athletes

Leeds Beckett researchers Prof. Brendan Gough and Adam Lowe, PhD. (pending) of the School of Social Science, in collaboration with Dr. Michael Kehler of University of Calgary, Canada, will be exploring and evaluating the inclusivity-in-sport project Worldwide Roar. 


Students to review unsolved missing person cases

From September, our Criminology students are set to start reviewing investigations into people who have been missing for several years.



The ‘Asylum in Art’ photo-exhibition and ‘composite’ audio (narrating women’s experiences as a whole) is a photo-voice project taking the audience on an experiential tour of lived reality.