We are dedicated to the elimination of economic and social inequality in society through the creation and dissemination of innovative and transformative knowledge. 

We aim to make research accessible to all, through the practice of linking economic theory to action for social change.

One of our key strengths has been a specific focus on equality, gender and social justice issues in Scotland, and our vision is now to extrapolate from local and national issues to European and global discourses.

Our vision

We are dedicated to the elimination of inequality in society through the creation and dissemination of innovative and transformative knowledge. 

We aim to make research accessible by linking feminist economic theory to action for real social change.

Our approach

The originality of our work lies in our dialogical and democratic approach to both the development and dissemination of research and theory in the field of economic equality and social justice.

Our work is driven by the desire to make research accessible to all, and by the practice of linking feminist economic theory to action for social change. Our research programme is open and inclusive, and is grounded in the wide range of disciplinary traditions represented by our staff and associates.

We are devoted to cooperative modes of research inquiry, it is actively engaged in dialogue with local communities, non-governmental organisations, statutory and other bodies in promoting research-informed policy development.

Our research

We conduct high quality academic social and economic justice research which has a practical impact. We play a role in delivering the Glasgow Caledonian University research strategy as well as helping meet its sustainable development goals. 

We engage with stakeholders and peers in our fields of expertise, conducting gender and intersectional analysis in a range of areas.

Our key research themes are:

  • Historical and cultural origins of inequalities
  • Theories of justice
  • Public policy, governance and institutional change
  • Labour market and household Inequalities
  • Political economy of care
  • Social inclusion and migration
  • Activism and social change

Find out more about our research.

Funding

We have won competitive research awards from major funders, including:

  • EU Horizons 2020
  • ESRC
  • Global Challenges Research Fund
  • Carnegie Trust
  • AHRC
  • Welcome Trust
  • Equality Challenge Unit
  • The Royal Society of Edinburgh
  • Office of the Chief Economist
Study with us

We have several excellent PhD students and we often host visiting students and academics from other institutions around the world.

Our postgraduate research students are closely involved with our research and play an active role in our action research activities. Masters students on our taught MSc in International Economic and Social Justice may also choose to get involved.

Find out more about studying options or contact us with any questions.