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Social Anthropology

Gallery installation filmed by the Granada Centre

Impact case studies

Our research spans the world, from Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East to Asia and the UK, and has far-reaching impact.

Individuals and teams from Manchester have:

  • identified mechanisms to help Lebanon draw up plans for its National Sustainable Development Strategy;
  • established a new agenda for social welfare in Africa;
  • added to a greater understanding about the negative health impacts caused by constant noise.

Real impact – case studies

Helping African governments to support their poor

Policy thinkers deny the myth of incapable African states, revealing how sub-Saharan countries can provide a ‘social protection floor’ for their vulnerable citizens.

Art exhibition drives debate on aircraft noise and human health

An exhibition combining acoustic science and landscape art is highlighting the negative health impacts of continuous aircraft noise.

Creating the conditions for the formation of a representative task-force to draft a National Sustainable Development Strategy (NSDS) in post-war Lebanon

A University of Manchester researcher led a UN team, in order to identify mechanisms to help Lebanon draw up plans for its National Sustainable Development Strategy.