Social policy research within the Department of Social Policy and Intervention is coordinated under the umbrella of the newly established Oxford Institute of Social Policy (OISP).
The institute is a centre of excellence for research on a variety of social policy topics. It has a multi-disciplinary outlook and employs a wide range of research methodologies and theoretical perspectives.
Research within OISP is focused around five key topics:
We also have four cross-cutting research themes:
In addition, OISP hosts the Centre for the Analysis of South African Social Policy (CASASP).
OISP also runs a range of student research groups, each of which is convened by a senior member of academic faculty and attended by DPhil students and by MPhil students in their second year of study.