Research themes

We are a young and growing school of public policy. In some areas our expertise and academic record is well established; in others, it is still under development. The School conducts a range of research and academic activity, which is clustered under five broad, flexible and often inter-related themes.

How can we build better, stronger and more sustainable societies?

Improved risk management, resilience building and adaptation to change are vital components of growth. We need to...

Can we improve the integrity and effectiveness of institutions to respond to increasingly complex challenges facing all communities?

Communities across the world yearn for more...

How can we improve the quality of life of individuals and societies across the world?

Our research in the fields of public health and social welfare aims to generate better...

Can we make better public policies by drawing on advances in science and technology more effectively and knowledgeably?

A sophisticated level of scientific literacy is a fundamental...

What is required to reduce conflicts and create a more secure future for everyone?

Security and conflict are critical challenges of the 21st century and bring increasing diversity of...