Department of Sociology

The blog of the Department of Sociology at the University of Surrey

Showcasing Mental Health Research at Surrey Sociology: At the Intersections of Sociology, Criminology and Media and Communications

By Ranjana Das As a department which produces research and teaching at the intersections of its three strands – sociology, criminology and media and communications – mental health research has been a theme which has brought together and cut across Surrey Sociology’s interdisciplinarity significantly. On the occasion of World Mental Health Day, we take the […]


New Report: Migrant Mothers’ Mental Health Communication in the Perinatal Period

By Ranjana Das With contributions from Daniel Beszlag, Louise Davies, Jasmine Kapoor, Dagmara Kowalska, Nadine Page On 20th September, we launched a new report on migrant mothers’ mental health communication in the perinatal period, at the University of Surrey, bringing together findings from qualitative interview-based research funded by the Wellcome Trust and the British Academy. […]


Slipping into simplicity

By Pete Barbrook-Johnson and Alex Penn This blogpost was originally published on CECAN We and our colleagues often talk a good game when it comes to complexity. We want to understand nuance and context, and we know things are messier than we realise. Yet, we still struggle to grapple with complex issues and can feel frustrated […]


How to evaluate complex research impact

By Peter Barbrook-Johnson This blogpost was originally published on Fast Track Impact We know research impact unfolds in complex and unpredictable ways, so how on earth do we learn from and evaluate it? In this blog, I will take a look at some of the approaches we have been developing and using in CECAN – […]


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