Social Science Research Showcase
Research by the College of Social Science explores a diverse range of issues relevant to our society, from spearheading improvements in emergency healthcare to understanding the intricacies of regional economies.
Here is a selection of case studies from researchers in the College of Social Science.
Investigations into the legal and constitutional guarantees securing academic freedom in universities across Europe have won better protection for thousands of academics.
A study has informed a Government programme to improve the protection of children in England by developing a stronger evidence base of practice and policy relating to child abuse and neglect.
The rights of people whose premises are subject to searches by officials other than the police have been enhanced following research carried out by an academic from the University of Lincoln’s Law School.
A history of work from the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Lincoln has informed the country’s political agenda for more than two decades.
This research focuses on the ways in which schools, colleges and universities can help to produce a new generation of entrepreneurs by delivering effective enterprise education.
Research by Lincoln economists has helped to explain why some towns flourish as vibrant local economies with happy, healthy residents, while others fade to become ghost towns of failed businesses.
A psychologist from the University of Lincoln was appointed as a mentor with the World Health Organization after undertaking extensive research on child and adolescent road safety.
Research into insomnia carried out by a team from the University’s School of Health and Social Care has led to better provision for sufferers on a national scale.
Hundreds of stroke and heart attack sufferers have received improved care from frontline ambulance crews following research from the University’s Community and Health Research Unit.
Research carried out by leading political commentators from the University of Lincoln is proving central to government policy on significant areas of parliamentary reform, expertise and scrutiny.
Results from research into a community-based obesity prevention programme have resulted in an NHS Primary Care Trust implementing substantial changes to tackle the issue.
Research led by a University of Lincoln academic has found that patients who have the seasonal influenza vaccine could reduce their risk of having a heart attack by up to a fifth.
Research by the University of Lincoln’s Forensic and Clinical Research Group has led to new risk assessment procedures for offenders who have a learning disability.
Recommendations from a Lincoln academic have informed government legislation to improve standards in medical practice.
Higher education’s core activities of teaching and research are being reconnected in a ground-breaking project which is transforming how undergraduate students see their place in the academic community.
Research carried out by University of Lincoln sports scientists has informed England Golf’s policies to increase participation in the sport and inturn, to improve participant's health.
George Mather, Professor of Vision Science at the University of Lincoln, is carrying out research into social interactions and the information people use to judge the intentions, moods and actions of other people.