Research and Facilities

Introduction

The Department pays great attention to research development and all our teaching staff are active researchers. The strength of the Department lies in the diversity of its experienced academic staff with diverse research interests and professional expertise in the area of applied sociology, counselling, criminology, psychology, social work, education and practice. Staff’s research interests include community work, criminology, family therapy, human development and aging, group work, regional development, social casework, social and community psychology, social welfare, urban sociology and youth studies. The combination of theory and practice is also clearly demonstrated in the Departments’ research outputs in international and local journals, books, consultancy assignments for various government departments and non-governmental organization.

At present, two department-housed research facilities have been established: Multi-function Room cum Psychology Laboratory and Practice Centre.