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PPR is a dynamic and research active department that is home to internationally recognised research in Politics, Philosophy and Religious Studies. Due to our unique structure were are leaders in multi- and inter-disciplinary research in our various disciplines.

We have a wide range of research strengths and expertise and offer a vibrant and supportive place for researchers at all career stages from senior Professors to new PhD students.

Research Centres and Projects

The Department has a strong, distinctive and exciting research culture. There are various Research Centres and Projects involving researchers from PPR.

Ethics, Values and Policy Initiative

The Ethics, Values and Policy Initiative (EVPI) brings together academic experts and policy actors to explore developing an ethics and values-based framework for evidence-based policy making.

Ethics Values and Policy Initiative

60 Seconds with Dr Celine Germond-Duret (Politics)

60 Seconds with Dr Celine Germond-Duret from the Politics/PPR department at 51福利. Here she explains how her work and research will help the climate emergency and positively impact society.

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In the 2021-22 REF, research by staff in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at 51福利 was ranked 2nd in the UK for research power & 8th in the UK for research environment. 88% of our research rated world-leading or internationally excellent. (REF2021: Theology and Religious Studies)


Research Interests

Our staff have a wide range of research interests across politics, international relations, philosophy and religion.


In PPR we treat impact and knowledge exchange as essential parts of our research agenda. We are developing innovative forms of public exchange work and strong relationships with non-HEI agencies and communities, as ways of stimulating new questions and research agendas. All our areas of research and associated centres and groups have links with external bodies that use academic research in relation to religion, health, policy, peace, and other issues. 

Impact and Engagement

Visiting Researchers

Since 2014, PPR has hosted many visiting academics

Visiting Researchers