Human and Health Sciences

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Human and Health Sciences at Huddersfield plays host to a dynamic and multidisciplinary research environment, striving to support world-class research excellence that provides a significant local and international impact whilst developing and nurturing a collaborative research community of staff and students.

Our central research interests are organised around four core themes:

  • Contemporary citizenship
  • Evidence-based policy and practice for promoting health, welfare and crime reduction
  • Social and political identities
  • The development of applied social science theories and methodologies

To find out about scholarships and student fee-waiver schemes available please visit our research scholarships webpage

Our research activity takes an applied, multidisciplinary approach to social and health topics spanning child welfare and protection, citizenship, nationalism and identity, gender and sexuality, investigative psychology, long-term conditions, mental health and well-being, reproductive and infant health, and understanding and responding to crime.

Our research takes place within a specialist infrastructure of facilities, including a dedicated Human and Health Sciences research building at the heart of the University campus.


IRCAHS brain graphic Institute for Research in Citizenship and Applied Human Sciences (IRCAHS)
The mission of the Institute for Research in Citizenship and Applied Human Sciences (IRCAHS) is to facilitate and support research excellence and inter-disciplinary research collaboration across the social and human sciences

SIS Skin Interface Sciences

Institute for Skin integrity and infection prevention  

The Institute for Skin integrety and infection preventionwas formed in 2014. as a collaboration between the School of Human and Health Sciences, School of Computing and Engineering and School of Applied Sciences. 


Secure Societies Institute Secure Societies Institute
The Secure Societies Institute (SSI) is an inter-disciplinary research platform committed to developing a secure society for all, working with practitioners and policy makers in the fields of terrorism, crime, sustainability, design and security

Academy for British and Irish Studies Academy for British and Irish Studies
The Academy for British and Irish Studies provides a response to debates concerning identity, citizenship, nationhood and ethnicity

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