At the University of Essex, we pride ourselves on the breadth of research areas that we focus on. As a dual-intensive University, our research tackles a range of subjects and areas across multiple disciplines and breaks the boundaries of what we currently know. We impact globally the way people think and behave and pride ourselves on interdisciplinary study and activism.
Within our three faculties we have some of the most highly-rated research centres in the country with scholars asking critical questions and challenging conventions with their research.
We are home to one of the oldest academic human rights centres in the world. The Human Rights Centre enjoys a global reputation as a leader in the field of human rights research, practice, and education.
We conduct research into issues and challenges in data exploration and big data from a multitude of perspectives. Our Institute for Analytics and Data Science (IADS) drives breakthroughs and innovation in a range of areas, including technologies for management and transfer of big data; methodological and analytical methods for different types of applications from financial and business to biomedical; and socio-economic aspects of data; and ethical, legal and human rights aspects of data.
The Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) is funded and commissioned to undertake innovative and influential social and economic research, which looks at how people’s lives are changing over time.
Some health challenges seem impossible to overcome including rising obesity, infant and adult mortality, and a lack of fair access to mental health support. At Essex, we believe good health and wellbeing for all is achievable by better addressing the multiple root causes of ill-health and by taking a collaborative, interdisciplinary and global approach.