Realism Leeds is a network of over 30 academics linking researchers and teachers people using realist approaches across disciplinary boundaries at the University of Leeds. It involves academics from Business, Healthcare, Health Sciences, Earth & Environment, Sociology & Social Policy, Psychology, Geography and PRHS (Philosophy, Religion and History of Science).

The aims of the network are:

  • To carry out research into real life
  • To support the development of grant proposals for funding bodies, many of which increasingly ask for the incorporation of realist methods into bids
  • To develop the capacity of researchers through training, collaboration and support
  • To develop and refine realist methodological approaches