Research in Humanities

Home to around 1,000 academics and research staff, and more than 800 postgraduate researchers, our Faculty has a reputation for the quality and impact of its research work.

Our vision is to deliver world-class research by providing an environment and infrastructure that attracts, develops and rewards leading researchers. Our research addresses important questions, including the major societal challenges which transcend disciplinary boundaries.

We endeavour to provide the resources, including protecting academic freedom, to enable researchers at all career stages to break new ground, work across interdisciplinary boundaries where appropriate, and develop from being excellent to being among world-leaders.

Transforming the world around us

Research within the Faculty of Humanities is making a positive difference to societies nationally and internationally.   

By creating innovative solutions to some of the world's major challenges we have been able to influence policy and practice across areas including the economy, health and emergency services, environmentalcreative and cultural sectors. 

In addressing wicked, real-life problems, at the heart of all of our research is an attempt to make a material difference, to the benefit of society.  

We continue to work with partners locally and globally to better understand the world around us, and to affect change in that world.