Social Change and Wellbeing (SCWB)

Centre co-ordinator: Dr Rebecca Lawthom

This interdisciplinary centre engages in research, which informs theory, policy and practice, enhances effectiveness of organisations, celebrates diversity and works within a social justice framework to enhance people's lives, health and well being. The focus is on social change within communities, workplaces and households, and implications for well-being across the life course.

Research projects involve collaboration at regional, national and international levels with other activists, practitioners, policy makers and other academic institutions. Current and recent projects are funded by the European Union, ESRC, AHRC and LIME. The international journal Community, Work and Family and the Disability Studies Association Monthly e-newsletter are edited within the Centre.

There are two main research groups in the Centre with a number of associated research strands:

Critical Community and Disability Studies

Well Being, Ageing and Social Care

Our webpages detail these Centres, Strands and indicative research projects. You will also find links to staff pages for details of publications.

Research Projects include:

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