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Associated research centres, institute, societies and groups

Research centres

   Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE)

The Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion is a multi-disciplinary research centre focusing on the exploration of different dimensions of social disadvantage, particularly from longitudinal and neighbourhood perspectives, and examination of the impact of public policy.

   LSE Health and Social Care

LSE Health and Social Care brings together in one centre LSE Health, the Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) and the National Institute for Health Research School for Social Care Research (NIHR). The Centre's fundamental mission is the production and dissemination of high quality research in health and social care.

   Mannheim Centre for Criminology

The Mannheim Centre for Criminology is a multidisciplinary centre incorporating staff from across LSE, and is one of the largest criminological groupings in Europe. The centre provides a forum for LSE criminology, including undergraduate and postgraduate courses, funded research, and a large number of conferences, seminars and other public events.


 International Inequalities Institute

The International Inequalities Institute (III) was launched in 2015 with enthusiastic support from across the LSE. Recognising the LSE’s distinctive strengths, the III will provide co-ordination and strategic leadership on the inter-disciplinary analysis of inequalities.


   British Society for Population Studies

The British Society for Population Studies (BSPS), a registered charity, is a society of persons who have demonstrated by their writings or otherwise a scientific interest in the study of human populations. BSPS was founded in 1973, but originated in the 1960s.


   ALPHA (Ageing, Lifecourse and Population Health Analysis)

The LSE ALPHA research unit undertakes and promotes quantitative research on lifecourse, socio-economic and intergenerational influences on individual and population health using a range of large scale, predominantly longitudinal datasets. LSE ALPHA brings together researchers working on a number of projects, including three research programmes funded by the European Research Council. 

   Development at LSE

Development@LSE is a portal to the School's taught programmes and doctoral studies in the area of development. 

   Education Research Group

The Education Research Group, formerly the Centre for Educational Research, was established following the abolition of the Inner London Education Authority. The group conducts a programme of research on education policy and practice in England, with a particular focus on current policy, government reforms and their impact on equity and quality.

   Families and Children Research Group

The Families and Children Research Group in the Department of Social Policy brings together a number of members of staff with a wide range of disciplinary perspectives and research interests in this field. 

   Population at LSE

Population at LSE acts as a portal to population studies at LSE, bringing together information on population activities from all departments, including both research and study.

   Population Investigation Committee (PIC)

The Population Investigation Committee is a small independent research group housed at LSE. Apart from publishing a journal, Population Studies, it also offers scholarships to students following a one year masters course with a high demographic content.





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