Institute of Citizenship, Society and Change
The Institute benefits from a wide range of researchers from across the University. We are well placed to respond to urgent and profound questions concerning a sustainable future, relationships among individuals and communities, arts and culture, public institutions of health, welfare and security.
The Directors of the Institute are Professor Ulrike Zeshan, Professor Lynn Froggett, Professor John Whitton, and Professor Mark Dooris, with research backgrounds that reflect the cross-disciplinary nature of the Institute.
Citizenship, civil society and the public realm itself are currently in flux. These are affected by Brexit, austerity, a refugee crisis and mass migration, increase in global energy demand, climate change and environmental degradation, terrorism, violence against women and children, political instability and polarisation. We are doing research into how the future is to be imagined, who is to be included in any new settlement, and on what terms.
Aims and vision
The Institute aims to develop new ways of thinking about inequality, insecurity, diversity and fragmentation and building responsive services for sustainable communities. It will do this through:
- Social justice and sustainability
- Relationships, risks and safety
- Community and the public realm
- To produce high-quality research to address urgent questions for people and society
- To recognise new political and global contexts
- To advance wellbeing, public good, civil society, democracy and sustainability
- To focus on impact and action
- To pioneer distinctive and innovative methodological approaches
Institute staff members
Publications and outputs
Baybutt, M., Dooris, M. and Farrier, A. (2018) Growing Health in Prison Settings. Health Promotion International. doi: 10.1093/heapro/day037.
Bennett, T., Wibberley, G. and Jones, C. (2019) The Legal, Moral and Business Implications of Domestic Abuse and its Impact in the Workplace. Industrial Law Journal, 48 (1). pp. 137-142. ISSN 0305-9332.
Chantler, K., Robbins, R, Baker, V. and Stanley, N. (2019). Learning from Domestic Homicide Reviews in England and Wales, Health and Social Care. https://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12881.
Durosaiye, Isaiah Oluremi, Hadjri, Karim and Liyanage, Champika Lasanthi (2019) A critique of post‑occupancy evaluation in the UK. Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, 34 (1). pp. 345-352. ISSN 1566-4910.
Fairclough, I. (2019). Deontic power and institutional contexts: The impact of institutional design on deliberation and decision-making in the UK fracking debate. Journal of Argumentation in Context 8(1): 138-173.
Farrier, A., Baybutt, M. & Dooris, M. (2018) Mental Health and Wellbeing Benefits from a Prisons Horticultural Programme. International Journal of Prisoner Health. doi: 10.1108/IJPH-11-2017-0055.
News and events
Parenting and intimate partner violence guest seminar
21 July 2020 – online
Professor Rebecca Macy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA, presented her webinar as part of our Connect Centre online seminar series.
Climate Resilience, Social Justice and COVID-19 Recovery in Preston
The ‘Climate Resilience, Social Justice and COVID-19 Recovery in Preston’ project explored, both conceptually and with stakeholders from Preston’s anchor institutions and diverse communities, how disruption from one threat might galvanise momentum to address another.
Dr Ursula Pool and Dr John Scanlan have been working with a consortium of local partners, in West Cumbria, to develop an Arts Council England bid - ‘Creative People and Places’.Wednesday 26 January 2022
Children and young people are seldom taken seriously as experts on their own lives, particularly those who are marginalised due to disability, economic or social circumstances.Wednesday 6 October 2021
In the United Kingdom, Europe and Japan, research led by children and young people and members of the universities Centre for Children and Young People’s Participation, has informed and changed public policy regarding children and young people’s rights.Wednesday 11 August 2021
In 1995, the University of Central Lancashire became one of the first universities to establish a Healthy University initiative.Wednesday 11 August 2021
The Research team led by Professor Nicky Stanley as part of the Connect Centre for International Research on Interpersonal Violence and Harm, established in 2013, focuses on how to prevent and respond to violence and abuse in the lives of young people and children.Wednesday 11 August 2021