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Durham University

Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Research Centres

The below table lists all 25 of the accredited Research Centres currently hosted within the Faculty of Social Sciences & Health. Click on the links to find out more.


CentreHost department/schoolContact
Banking, Institutions and Development, Centre forBusiness SchoolProfessor Dennis Philip
Behaviour, Ecology and Evolution Research CentreDepartment of AnthropologyProfessor Jo Setchell
Chinese Law and Policy, Centre forDurham Law SchoolProfessor Ming Du
Coevolution of Biology and Culture, Centre for theDepartment of AnthropologyDr Jeremy Kendal
Commercial & Corporate Law, Centre forDurham Law SchoolProf John Linarelli
Contemporary Chinese Studies, Centre forSchool of Government and International AffairsDr Gordon C.K. Cheung
Criminal Law & Justice, Centre forDurham Law SchoolMr Nicholas Hoggard
Durham CELLS (Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences)Durham Law SchoolProfessor Deryck Beyleveld
Durham European Law InstituteDurham Law SchoolDr Pierre Schammo
Durham University Evidence Centre for Education (DECE)School of EducationProf Stephen Gorard
Economic Growth & Policy, Centre forBusiness SchoolProfessor Parantap Basu
El Sharaani Centre for Ethical Finance, Accountability and GovernanceBusiness SchoolProfessor Omneya Abdelsalam
Environmental and Energy Economics, Centre forBusiness SchoolProf Riccardo Scarpa
Experimental Methods in Business Research, Centre forBusiness SchoolProf Jason Shachat
Global Policy InstituteSchool of Government and International AffairsProfessor David Held
Professor Robert Schütze
History of Medicine and Disease, Centre for the (CHMD)School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health
Department of Philosophy
Professor Holger Maehle
Human Rights CentreDurham Law SchoolProfessor Gavin Phillipson
IBRU: Centre for Borders ResearchDepartment of GeographyProfessor Philip Steinberg
Infancy & Sleep CentreDepartment of AnthropologyProf Helen L. Ball
Innovation and Technology Management, Centre forBusiness SchoolProfessor Christos Tsinopoulos
Institutions and Political Behaviour, Centre forSchool of Government and International AffairsDr Gidon Cohen
Iranian Cultural Studies, Centre forDepartment of ArchaeologyDr Derek Kennet
Leadership & Followership, Centre forBusiness SchoolProfessor Robert Lord
Local Governance, Institute forBusiness SchoolProfessor John Mawson
Medical Education, Centre forSchool of Medicine, Pharmacy and HealthProfessor Jan Illing
Medical Humanities, Centre forSchool of Medicine, Pharmacy and HealthProfessor Jane Macnaughton
Political Thought, Centre forSchool of Government and International AffairsDr Maria Dimova-Cookson
Quantitative Research in Financial Economics, Centre forBusiness SchoolProfessor Julian Williams
Research into Violence and Abuse, Centre forDepartment of SociologyProfessor Nicole Westmarland
Sex, Gender & Sexualities, Centre forDepartment of SociologyDr Mark McCormack
Professor Maggie O'Neill
Social Justice & Community Action, Centre forDepartment of SociologyProfessor Sarah Banks
Work, Organisation Ethics and Society, Centre forBusiness SchoolProfessor Geoff Moore