The University of Glasgow is a world-leading centre for social policy research.

REF 2021 results

See the outcomes for Social Work and Social Policy from the Research Excellence Framework 2021 on the School of Social and Political Sciences website.

COVID-19 Research and publications

Reacting quickly to undertake research on the social, economic and health impacts of the pandemic, here we highlight our funded research projects and their associated publications.

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Social Policy Research Themes

Our work examines key policy areas and social concerns that affect us all in our everyday lives, ranging from social care, health care, and welfare, to racism, migration, disability, and criminal justice.

We have longstanding strengths in social theory, and we combine qualitative and quantitative research methods to produce innovative analyses.

Research Activity