Institute for Social Renewal

Research Themes

Research Themes

We address the question: How can people, communities and societies thrive in times of rapid, transformational change?

We seek to employ Newcastle University’s knowledge and expertise, and work with others, to help make a difference to people’s lives. To help us do this we have articulated a number of research focus themes.

Social Renewal is a wide-ranging subject and is addressed by work across the University. Its breadth is a virtue, yet focus is important if we are to truly make a difference. While some of these areas overlap and all are inter-related, each has a ‘Theme Champion’ who encourages work in their particular field.

Two attendees at a Social Renewal event taking notes.