Justice and equality

Fairness, inclusivity, equality and welfare are policy fields where our research sets the political agenda. These themes also define our values and approach to meeting the grand social challenges of our time at national and international levels.

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Research topics

Focus area

Security, conflict and peace

We focus on some of the world’s most complex, impactive and relevant challenges in the fields of security, conflict and peace.

Our research influences peace talks, helps deliver health improvements to war-torn countries and ensures governments can be held to account over their deportation policies.

Featured research

Research Champion

Professor Nicholas Pleace, Research Champion for Justice and Equality

Nicholas Pleace is Director of the Centre for Housing Policy and a Professor of Social Policy at York. His research interests centre on interdisciplinary research, with a particular interest in addressing the spatial concentration of inequality and injustice, including issues of housing exclusion and climate justice. He has been leading impact-driven, policy-focused homelessness research for 27 years.   

Read more about Professor Pleace's vision for Justice and equality

Justice and equality research at York: overview (PDF , 203kb)