Sociology (UoA 23)

The majority of research in this UoA is officially classified as world-leading or internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour.

The following academic unit forms the submission to UoA 23:

Sociology at Newcastle produces research that is theoretically innovative, conceptually informed, empirically rigorous, and where appropriate developed collaboratively with research users. 

The unit comprises three well-established research clusters. Find out about staff and projects in these areas:

  • health and life sciences
  • social transformations
  • identities

It also hosts the internationally recognised Policy Ethics and Life Sciences (PEALS) Research Centre, founded in 1998. 

The following case studies demonstrate the impact of our research:


Find out about all our REF 2014 results.