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Research colleagues working in this pillar will be focusing on three cross-disciplinary themes: migration and exploitation, narratives of identity and wellbeing

These themes form a focus for research into:

  • Different cultures, communities, and practices
  • Explorations of self, ‘otherness’ and belonging
  • The impact of mental, physical, and psychological health on the cohesion and strength of local and national communities
  • Innovation in development of methods and interventions to transform and enhance lives and everyday activities
  • Cross disciplinary engagement through the arts, humanities, theological and social sciences, and human sciences
  • The experiences of migrants whether they are settled residents in new countries or find themselves estranged, exiled, or exploited.

Our researchers will work in a cross-disciplinary environment involving history, creative writing, drama, film, literature, theology, and sociological studies to explore creative narratives including literature, historical texts, creative writing, and performance to articulate the anxieties of identity, belonging, culture, faith, and mental and physical health.

Case studies

Case studies coming soon.