University of Essex


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Insights into your life

Our researchers are daring, visionary thinkers, constantly asking difficult questions and providing answers that give insights into your life.

We look at issues that affect you both now and in the future - from how your online footprint affects your human rights to how we can feed the world's growing population. Our research shapes thinking and influences policy. We've helped governments model the effects of their economic policies and shaped the global debate on mental health law reform.


Our areas of expertise

At Essex we have a full range of expertise across our academic community. As well as exploring our research groups, projects and topics you can also find out more about our Research Centres and Institutes, or find and academic based on their research interest and expertise.

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The truth about the ‘great resignation’ – who changed jobs, where they went and why

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