The Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) at Middlesex University, London initiates and supports high quality research of national and international standing. Its researchers use innovative methodologies to undertake research on new and emerging topics within the social sciences, in particular with neglected and marginalised communities, at a local, national and international level. The Centre actively promotes interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research.

Staff are involved in a wide range of projects funded by research councils, the EU, government departments and the major charities. Recently, a team including Professor Louise Ryan and Alessio D’Angelo  (SPRC) has been awarded a research grant of more than €6.4 million under the EU Framework 7 programme.

The SPRC publishes academic papers and books, as well as reports and briefs for policy makers, practitioners and community groups. The Centre runs events, including conferences, seminars and short courses including research training.

In addition, the SPRC supports postgraduate research students, including research council funded students and a number of well-established masters programmes.

Areas of expertise within the SPRC include Migration, diaspora and citizenship, Equality and discrimination, Religion and societyWelfare needs and access to services, Urban policy and sustainable communitiesHuman security and human rights, Research methods.