New research centre launched at Leeds Met
The Centre for Applied Social Research (CeASR) will conduct practical research, with a focus on real world policy and practice problems, working towards achieving progressive social change through four key research areas: Security; Employment, Work and Welfare; Communication; and Sex, Gender Identity and Power.
The Centre will act as a hub for postgraduate activity within these areas of study, supporting PhD students and providing research training programmes. Each of the four areas will also appoint a visiting research fellow to support and mentor staff and contribute to publications.
Director of the new Centre, Dr Alex Nunn, commented: "This is an exciting time for social science research at Leeds Metropolitan University. Our aim is very much to undertake research which will make a real world difference. CeASR recognises our already considerable track record in applied social research and cutting edge research findings. I very much look forward to working with colleagues across our University on our ambitious agenda to build on this."
The launch event, which took place at the University's Rose Bowl, brought together researchers and University partner organisations in the policy and practice community and included talks from the Head of the School of Social, Psychological and Communication Sciences, Professor Malcolm Todd and Centre Director, Dr Alex Nunn.