Cross-school research collaborations
The School of Social and Political Science has a wide range of active research groups bringing together the skills of academic colleagues and research students. Groups include:
Citizens, Nations and Migration Network (CNaM Network)
The Citizens, Nations and Migration (CNaM) Network brings together more than 300 researchers from across the University of Edinburgh as well as people working in policy, the third sector and advocacy.
Disability Research Edinburgh
Disability Research Edinburgh provides a forum for researchers whose work engages with disability across and beyond the University of Edinburgh.
Edinburgh Centre for Data, Culture and Society
The Edinburgh Centre for Data, Culture and Society is a hub for cross-disciplinary, data-driven and digitally engaged research. Supporting a vibrant cross-school network of researchers within the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, its mission is to support, facilitate and inspire data-led and digital research within the University of Edinburgh and beyond.
Education and Society
This research group focuses on education policy as well as childhood and youth policy at local, national and global levels.
Energy and Society Research Group
This is a network of University of Edinburgh social scientists whose research and innovation engage the multidisciplinary global challenges posed by energy transitions.
Food Researchers in Edinburgh (FRIED)
Food Researchers in Edinburgh (FRIED) brings together academics, students and others at and around the University of Edinburgh who are interested in food-related research.
Policy and Governance Group
More than 50 academics and doctoral students explore aspects of the policy making process with a particular attention to the role of knowledge and actors in the making of policy and the governing of contemporary societies.
Quantitative Teaching and Research
This School-wide cluster of staff, researchers and postgraduates uses quantitative methods in research and teaching.
Social Network Analysis in Scotland Group
The Social Network Analysis in Scotland Group (SNAS) provides a forum to discuss projects, issues and ideas related to Social Network Analysis (SNA).
Teaching feminisms, transforming lives: questions of identity, pedagogy and violence
The project involves the coming together of two institutions to reflect collectively and comparatively on the transformative potential of doing feminisms in the academy, delving into questions of identity, pedagogy and violence.