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 four 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...

How do we effectively address challenges that reach across borders?

The world is increasingly becoming interdependent. Issues like trade, climate change, world-wide epidemics,...

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

Communities across the world yearn for more effective...