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Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR)

We are an interdisciplinary research centre, committed to using research to inform national and international public policy debate and to support professional practice. As well as conducting research, we organise seminars and research meetings, and run innovative policy-relevant teaching programmes. We are also interested in promoting and supporting research by, and in collaboration with, our students.

Scholarship in CPPR draws on a range of humanities and social science perspectives and methodologies. With particular strengths in sociology and applied philosophy, our work critically analyses and illuminates policy processes and effects in a range of global and local contexts and policy and practice settings. These include education, health and social care, youth work and the cultural sector.

Our research is organised around four overlapping programmes of research and knowledge exchange:

  • Equality and social justice
  • Knowledge, values and ethics at work
  • Governance, accountability and public service quality
  • Children, youth and society 

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