Most Faculty research groups centre around a number of key themes. Click on the headings to find out more.
Organisational and legal frameworks, individual practice and citizenship rights of adult service users, and younger people in transition to adulthood.
Population ageing and the condition of older people in developing countries.
Finance and financial econometrics, macroeconomics and development, labour economics, economics of education and environmental economics.
Risk preferences, workplace norms, motivation, intra-household allocation norms, trust among kinship and envy.
The role of business in development addressing environmental, labour and human rights dimensions.
The conceptual development and empirical testing of the link between business relationships and business performance.
Children at risk, pathways in health and social care, family placement, fostering and adoption.
An interdisciplinary group including natural scientists such as biologists and ecologists, geographers and social scientists including ecological economists and political scientists. Research examines a range of climate change issues at international, regional, national and local levels.
The cognitive mechanisms that underpin individual behaviour including the role played by emotion, especially in clinical conditions.
Restitution, property law, especially trusts and personal property security law, contract.
International commercial law and tort law, company law, banking and securities law, comparative law, finance and economics law.
Merger law and public enforcement, private enforcement of competition law and collusive behaviour.
Aspects of children's social and cognitive development including antisocial behaviour, moral development and children's understanding of scientific concepts.
Diversity and equality issues within work-related contexts.
Trade union law.
Carbon quantitative finance, energy finance and financial regulation of environmental and energy markets.
Peaceful protest and public order, European human rights protection, anti-racial discrimination law
Restorative justice, victim participation in criminal justice procedures, the Law of Evidence, criminal appeals and judicial discretion in criminal procedure.
Developing, testing and evaluating theories of preferences and choice, and in investigating the role of information and of expectations.
Child maintenance and children's rights, child sexual abuse, pre-nuptial contracts.
The social and gendered dimensions of poverty reduction, inequality and social injustice.
Linkages between social justice and environmental change.
Ways that development settings and processes influence the health sector, whether at household and community level or in terms of health policy and practice.
Sociology of higher education communities and where higher education and social change intersect.
The ways development settings and processes influence the course of the epidemic, and how HIV/AIDS in turn influence a range of development processes at micro-, sectoral- and macro-levels.
Theoretical and applied industrial economics, competition policy and regulation.
Legal regulation of artistic expression
Soil, water and biological resources that provide ecosystem services to land-users and society.
Gender, religious literacies, language and education, minority literacies, numeracy practices, ICT and multi-modality, academic literacy, non-formal education and lifelong learning.
Teaching and learning of undergraduate mathematics. Social, emotional and cognitive aspects of students' engagement in the secondary mathematics classroom. Mathematics in the primary years and secondary mathematics teachers' pedagogical and epistemological beliefs.
Understanding how changes in family structure, gender roles and employment patterns have transformed the nature of parenting.
Physical Education and Sports Pedagogy
Motivation, development of confidence perceptions, physical education pedagogy, engagement in sport with the homeless excluded.
Land law and Scots law.
The interplay between social life and personal experience.
Public International Law and Human Rights, Constitutional Rights in Southern Africa, French Law.
Competition policy, financial regulation and small firm insolvency.
Social and relational understandings of human wellbeing.
Social protection and the social and economic implications of migration.
Hoshin Kanri and related research in strategy and performance management, strategic knowledge and innovation management, strategic intelligence, the use of executive information systems, and the implications of strategic scorecards on corporate governance.
The flexibility and responsiveness of the retailing sector and their suppliers.
Teaching and Learning
Research and evaluation which covers the broad spectrum of educational settings and curriculum subject areas.