At York, researchers collaborate across the University's seven interdisciplinary research themes to address the great scientific, social and environmental challenges of our times.

We view the themes as a mechanism to support expansion of our current and future research activity. While we keep an open dialogue with all theme champions we have particularly strong links with three themes: Justice and Equality, Health and Wellbeing and Environmental Sustainability and Resilience.

Justice and Equality

Our work resonates with the implications of this theme including evidence-based decision making, understanding of historical, cultural and political dimensions, and the analysis of policy and regulation in a wide range of states, systems and societies.

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Health and Wellbeing

We have a strong policy and practice focus with funding from the Department of Health and Social Care, NIHR and other health and wellbeing funders. We have a well established culture of collaboration across many of the health-related Departments at York and participate regularly in research collaborations driven by the activity around this theme.

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Environmental Sustainability and Resilience

Aspects of this theme fit with our research on policy sustainability, green social policy, food policy and the exploration of social, cultural, political and regulatory approaches to resilience, security of resources and sustainability.

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