ISS21 has developed a reputation for impactful social science research, through its academic outputs in the form of peer-reviewed articles, books and reports, as well as impacts which include forging relationships with external bodies (policymakers, government departments, and community organisations), contributing to policy change, and working with local community groups around different interest areas. Work emerging from the Children and Young People’s research cluster, for example, has had significant impacts in terms of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs’ consultation mechanisms with children and young people; meanwhile, the Disability and Mental Health cluster’s activity has forged relationships with mental health and disability advocacy and activist groups, in exploring the meaning of activism within academia. The Institute’s hosting of workshops, events, and seminars, some of which have been co-hosted with external organisations, and have been open to the public, bear witness to the wide, and varied, impacts of ISS21’s work.
Read the ISS21 Impact Case Study
ISS21 Strategic Plan 2019-2024
Our aim in the coming years is to continue to grow and consolidate our work as an Institute with a reputation for excellent, imaginative, interdisciplinary and impactful social science research. See the ISS21 Strategic Plan 2019-2024