Networks, relationality and everyday lives

We study patterns of social ties and social networks to get a better understanding of how our everyday lives and relationships work.

We research our relationships with families and friends, including marriage, civil partnerships, children's relationships, and what happens when these break down.

Our research explores work-life balance, and whether this is different for men and women. We also study networks of musicians, scientists and student activists, as well as covert networks.

Research centres and projects