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Our researchers generate new knowledge on – and explore the dynamics between – the following themes.

Gender and Social Policy

Exploring gender and feminist approaches to investigate socio-economic dynamics.

New members are welcome.

Health, Innovation and Equity

Health, Innovation and Equity

Innovation profoundly affects health systems and access to care.

We are investigating the links between innovation and health equity.

Infrastructures for Inclusion

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Infrastructure demands are key to inclusive development.

So how do we make sure no-one is excluded?


Agri-food, Bio-energy & Green-tech

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Transition to a low-carbon economy is not a simple matter of finding the 'best' technologies. 

Theorising Capabilities & Innovation

Human Capabilities

Human well-being is about more than income.

It's about opportunities, what people can be and do – and how innovation affects this.

Finance, Innovation and Equity

Finance, Innovation and Equity

Innovation is the fundamental engine of growth, employment and quality of life.

How can we ensure its advantages are more evenly distributed?

Education for Inclusive Development

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Transforming education is crucial to meeting the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. 

We are investigating innovations that can increase participation in learning.

Migration & Forced Displacement

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Migration and forced displacement are among today's most pressing global challenges.

Our research focuses on mobility, skills and development; and integration and citizenship.