The European Consortium for Sociological Research promotes sociological research in Europe by encouraging cooperation between research centres. Membership is open to research institutes and university departments in all European countries. Member nations include Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
Professor Chris Hale, Director of Kent Criminal Justice Centre and Head of SSPSSR, said: ‘We are delighted that the School has been invited to join the Consortium since this is recognition yet again of our position as one of the leading centres of social research within Europe and the UK.’
SSPSSR is one of the largest departments of its type in the UK. It is made up of the social policy and sociology group (which includes criminology), the Tizard Centre (for the study of learning disability and community care) and the European Centre for the Study of Migration and Social Care (for the study of migration, social care and mental health). Its three main research units are the Centre for Health Service Studies, the European Institute of Social Services and the Personal Social Services Research Unit (which houses the Kent Centre for Criminal Justice).
The School offers programmes at the University’s Canterbury and Medway campuses.
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