Organisation profile

About us

The Humanities Research and Innovation Group generates world-leading and internationally excellent research.  

Rooted in a rich tradition of public engagement, our research enriches knowledge and positively impacts communities locally, nationally, and globally, influencing education, cultural preservation, policy-making, and the arts.

Research themes

  • English 
  • History 
  • Religious Studies 
  • Gender Studies 

English researchers specialise in creative writing, women’s writing, myth and narrative, postcolonial literature, Gothic, Welsh writing in English and TESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages).  

USW historians are experts in Atlantic slavery and Wales; the cultural and environmental aspects of nuclear history; the Women’s Liberation Movement in South Wales; Ecclesiastical history; Barry Island as the worker’s playground; and witchcraft in early modern Germany and England. 

Postgraduate Research

We welcome applications for postgraduate research in one of our areas of expertise. 


Professor Diana Wallace

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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