Press Release

13 November 2013

Canterbury Christ Church University is celebrating the launch of its first Research and Knowledge Exchange Annual Report.

The report showcases the breadth of research activity across the University that is making a positive impact on society, communities and individuals across the world.

The University’s research-active staff have been helping to shape national and international policy and practice through innovative research.

The growth and impact of this research builds on the University’s achievements in 2008 in the Research Assessment Exercise, where areas of the University’s research were considered world class and internationally excellent.

Professor Tony Lavender, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Knowledge Exchange) at Canterbury Christ Church University said: “We are a University renowned for our strong connection with public services and consequently we have developed cutting edge research in education, health and crime and policing. Our research, however, extends beyond the public services to business, the biological sciences, sport science, tourism, English literature, history, theology, media, politics and musical composition.”

“Whatever the focus of the work, we see so many examples of research and knowledge exchange making a real difference to our understanding of the world and to people’s lives.”

The projects contained within the 2013 report provide an insight into the far reaching work that has been carried out over the past year. Examples include working with the World Bank to develop teacher education in Palestine; award winning Paralympic research which led to the re-inclusion of athletes with intellectual disabilities back into the Games; and, exploring the ideas around Victorian women writers to form a more complete picture of the era of female literacy networks.

To read the Changing Lives: Inspiring Minds Research and Knowledge Exchange Annual Report click here.

Notes to Editor

Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with a particular strength in higher education for the public services.

With nearly 20,000 students across Kent and Medway, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional subject areas.

  • 94% of our most recent UK graduates were in employment or further studies six months after completing their studies*.
  • We are the number one choice for local people looking to study at university in Kent (2012 UCAS).
  • We are one of the South East’s largest providers of education, training and skills leading to public service careers.

*2011/12 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey


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