Research centres

Our research centres are actively shaping policy and practice across Kent, Medway and the UK. With particular strengths in the area of Education, Health and Social Care, Sport, Arts and Health, and Children, Families and Communities, the centres' innovative research is making a positive difference to the communities around us.

SPEAR

centre for sport, physical education and activity research (spear)

The Centre for Sport, Physical Education & Activity Research (SPEAR) collaborates on funded projects in the areas of policy, politics and education.

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england centre for practice development

The centre is part of an international network of practice developers who are members of the International Practice Development Collaborative (IPDC).

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International Centre for Victorian Women Writers

international centre for Victorian women writers

The ICVWW aims to spearhead new and innovative research in the area of Victorian Women’s Writing, providing an international focus for scholars. Current interests include textual editing, life writing, crime and sensation fiction, New Woman literature, childhood and literary networks in the nineteenth century.

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Sidney De Haan Research Centre

sidney de haan research centre for health

The Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health is committed to researching the potential value of music, and other participative arts activities, in the promotion of well-being and health of individuals and communities, and continues to build the case for Singing on Prescription.

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Research centre for children, families and communities

The centre, which has close links to the Faculties of Education and Health and Social Care, draws together academics from a range of different disciplines in order to undertake high-quality research of national and international significance.

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Centre for Research in Kent History and Archaeology

The Centre for Research in Kent History and Archaeology (CRKHA) showcases the regional work of the Historians and Archaeologists in the School of Humanities at Canterbury Christ Church University.

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School of Language Studies and Applied Linguistics

Our applied linguistics research places a major emphasis on critical qualitative research into social and cultural issues in language education; but there is also interest in grammar, discourse and pragmatics.

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CENTRE FOR WORK-BASED LEARNING AND CONTINUING DEVELOPMENT

The Centre for Work-Based Learning and Continuing Development provides flexible, responsive and bespoke packages of learning to meet the continuing development needs of individuals, teams, services or organisations.

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Sports Lab

SPORTS LAB

Our professional Sports Lab provides research-informed scientific services to sportspeople and organisations across Kent. 

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Institute of Medical Sciences

INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES

The institute includes specialised areas of clinical practice within Cardiology, Otorhinolaryngology and Minimally Invasive Surgery related to General Surgery, Gynaecology, Orthopaedics and Urology and supports ground breaking research in the use stem cell technology within clinical practice.

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centre for practice based research in the arts

The Centre for Practice-Based Research in the Arts brings together arts practitioners from across the Faculty of Arts and Humanities to develop and promote innovative practice-based arts research.

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National Institute for Christian Education Research

We support and conduct research and development in order to strengthen the work of Christians in education together with the mission of church schools, colleges and universities.

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SALOMONS CENTRE FOR APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY

Our applied psychology research aims to enhance the health and wellbeing of people across the lifespan, while also enriching the quality of our professional training and consultancy.

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mediation clinic

Our Mediation Clinic provides an efficient and cost-effective dispute resolution service for local communities in Kent. 

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UK Institute for Migration Research

UK-IMR is an independent research centre created by Canterbury Christ Church University together with front-line charity Migrant Help.

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Centre for Research on Communities and Cultures

The Centre brings together researchers from within the School of Media, Art and Design to develop and promote innovative research through publication, seminars, workshops, community events, conferences and online initiatives.

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