CAHSS Research Themes
We support research collaborations across Schools, mobilising expertise across disciplines to produce new insights and address major societal challenges. In 2019 we adopted 9 broad, interdisciplinary themes aim to foster new collaborations and partnerships across industry, policy and practice.
If you would like to join a Research Theme, please fill this form to confirm which Research Theme(s) your research aligns with: Research Themes submission
We explore a range of issues around work, finance, markets and the economy, including issues of employment and productivity, poverty and welfare, and ageing and equality in the workplace – with approaches ranging from economic analysis, business and management studies to social, legal and historical studies of work.
|Smart Data Foundry FinTech (EFI) MacCalm (Economics) Centre for Service ExcellenceAcademy of Sport Centre for Strategic Leadership Institute for Public Sector Accounting Research Edinburgh Centre for Global History|
Our research address challenges around the design and governance of energy systems and infrastructures in Scotland, the UK and across the world. We host a range of centres and clusters, now brought together under the auspices of the Edinburgh Earth Initiative.
|Edinburgh Earth Initiative Edinburgh Climate Change Institute Energy@Ed Centre for Business, Climate Change and Sustainability Centre for Future Infrastructure (EFI)|
Our research marshals big data, data analytics and digitisation to help transform society and the economy for the better – from exploiting financial data to address inequalities, to innovative approaches to digitising cultural assets, and devising ethical governance of autonomous systems. This is an area of major investment for our College and for the University, in the context of Data Driven Innovation programme of the Edinburgh and South East City Deal.
Our research supports the development of smart, sustainable and inclusive cities, both locally in Edinburgh, and internationally – combining architecture and design with a focus on well-being and inclusion, sustainability and energy use, and the deployment of urban analytics and modelling.
|Centre for Future Infrastructure Edinburgh Earth Initiative Edinburgh Strategic Alliance OpenSpace Medellin Urban Innovation Physical Activity for Health Research Centre Academy of Sport|
We address pressing challenges in international, global and multi-level governance, including issues of development and global inequalities; populism, democracy and citizen engagement; constitutional change in the UK and the EU; and the role of science and expertise in governance.
We explore the intersections between identities, inequalities and justice, across the areas of poverty, welfare, work, health, education, governance and justice – engaging with local and global partners to promote just and inclusive systems and practices.
Binks Hub GenderED RACE.ED Disability Research Group Centre for Global History IASH initiative on Decoloniality Centre for Research in Education Inclusion and Diversity Centre for the Study of World Christianity
We work with creative industries, museums and galleries, heritage and conservation organisations to develop innovative approaches to cultural heritage – with a particular focus on deploying digital technologies and AI to protect, enhance and share cultural assets.
|Centre for Data, Culture and Society Tourism and Festivals (DDI) Creative Industries (DDI) Creative Informatics (EFI) Centre for Global History|
Our research addresses challenges around child poverty, child rights and protection, families and relationships, health and mental health, and education and schooling – deploying a range of approaches from developmental psychology to big data analysis, from the historical study of child abuse to sports education.
|Binks Hub Global Data Institute for Child Safety UNICEF/UoE Data for Children Collaborative Childhood and Youth research group Centre for Research on Families and Relationships Lothian Birth Cohorts Developmental Psychology Research Group|
Our research explores issues of mental health and well-being, health inequalities and public health, future health and care systems, and One Health and zoonotics – enriched by deep collaborations across arts, humanities, social and life sciences.