Institute for Research in Citizenship and Applied Human Sciences

The Institute for Research in Citizenship and Applied Human Sciences (IRCAHS) seeks to deepen the national and international profile of the University. This is achieved through harnessing, developing and co-ordinating the highest quality research within the broad areas of social and public policy, focusing on areas around social work, politics, criminology, applied psychology, health sciences and investigative psychology.

" The mission of the Institute for Research in Citizenship and Applied Human Sciences is to facilitate and support research excellence and inter-disciplinary research collaboration across the social and human sciences, and to strengthen the national and international research profile of the University in these areas. "

The Co-Directors of the Institute include Professor Jim McAuley and Professor Nigel King.

The Institute consists of colleagues from five constituent research centres. You can explore the work of each centre in more depth below:

ACC Applied Criminology Centre
Since its establishment in 1994, the Applied Criminology Centre has built up a strong portfolio of applied research and evaluation in the fields of criminology and policing.


cacs Centre for Applied Childhood, Youth and Family Research
The Centre for Applied Childhood, Youth and Family Research is nationally and internationally renowned for producing research, policy and practice that promotes social equality and the wellbeing of children and families.


CAPR Centre for Applied Psychological Research
The Centre for Applied Psychological Research aims to promote and develop the use of psychological and health theories and principles in real-world settings.


Centre for Applied Health Research
The Centre for Health Research aims to promote and develop the use of health theories and principles in real-world settings.

CRISS thumb Centre for Citizenship, Conflict, Identity and Diversity
The Centre for Citizenship, Conflict, Identity and Diversity aims to promote multi-disciplinary research of national and international relevance to society.


IRCIP International Research Centre for Investigative Psychology
Investigative Psychology is a problem-solving approach to scientific psychology with special relevance to criminal and civil investigations.


Public Lecture Series 2015-16

Public Lecture Series 2015-16

Links to programme of lectures in the Research Colloquia Series 2015-16

Link image for the programme of lectures in the Research Colloquia Series 2015-16

Research Colloquia Series 2015-16