Our research is supported by three main project partners:
The RCUK Global Uncertainties programme is examining the causes of insecurity and how security risks and threats can be predicted, prevented and managed.
The programme is one of six RCUK priority themes and brings together the activities of all seven UK Research Councils to better integrate current research investments as well as support new multi-disciplinary research in security.
The programme fosters collaboration between academic partners and funders and a range of national and international policy makers, public bodies, non-governmental organisations, the private sector and the public.
Link: Global Uncertainties
European Security Culture
This multidisciplinary research project critically examines preemptive and anticipatory security practices in Europe.
A key element of contemporary European security in general, and counterterrorism in particular, is the ambition to prevent, anticipate and intervene in threat or crisis at the earliest possible stage. Concrete European initiatives range from preventing radicalisation and recruitment; to reducing vulnerability of critical infrastructure; to enabling Europe-wide data-sharing on passenger records and financial data in order to ‘connect the dots’ of future terrorist threat.
Economic and Social Research Council
ESRC are the UK’s largest organisation for funding research on economic and social issues. ESRC supports independent, high quality research which has an impact on business, the public sector and the third sector. At any one time ESRC supports over 4,000 researchers and postgraduate students in academic institutions and independent research institutes.
ESRC are a non-departmental public body (NDPB) established by Royal Charter in 1965 and receives most of its funding through the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). ESRC’s research is vigorous and authoritative, as it supports independent, high-quality, relevant social science.