Faculty of Social Sciences and Education

Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Education is the largest faculty at Leeds Trinity University and comprises four Schools: Criminology, Investigation and Policing; Education; Law and Psychology. Staff have expertise from a range of professions and academic disciplines. They have strong connections with external partners such as schools, colleges, prisons, police, forensics teams, drug and alcohol treatment and recovery services, health organisations, law firms and legal services providers, courts and tribunals, legal professional bodies, professional service providers as well as professional and academic societies.

Colleagues offer high quality research and innovation aligning with the following themes:

Criminology, Investigation and Policing:

  • Addiction recovery
  • Violence reduction
  • Youth offending and youth justice
  • Policing
  • Prisons and rehabilitation


  • Challenging and developing knowledge and practice in Initial Teacher Training
  • Challenging and developing knowledge and practice in early years, primary and secondary school and Higher Education settings


  • Advancing legal education through exploration, comparative analyses, and global collaborations
  • Enhancing professional readiness with hands-on methods and legal technology integration
  • Promoting equity and social justice through legal education and practice
  • Exploring interdisciplinary perspectives for a holistic understanding of justice
  • Investigating legal principles in private law


  • Psychological wellbeing across populations
  • Health and behaviour change
  • Identities, communities, and social justice and change
  • Cognition and development

Through these shared interests, we work collaboratively to challenge the status quo in its respective areas, to increase justice and enact social change to improve lives and wellbeing for all.


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