Research and Knowledge Exchange

We are actively engaged in a wide range of research activities. From thinking and creativity through to biomolecular research, dispute resolution and sporting performance, our dedicated staff are at the very cutting edge of their disciplines, working together to build a brighter, sustainable future for all.



The Centre for Sport, Physical Education and Activity Research (SPEAR) has a national reputation for excellence and innovation, and has helped guide and inform public policy to increase physical activity and sport participation in the UK.

Learn more about SPEAR

Anne Cooke launched 'Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia' in New York

Understanding psychosis and schizophrenia

Principal Lecturer Anne Cooke has recently edited a key report published by the British Psychological Society's Division of Clinical Psychology. This report was launched in the USA in March.

Read the official press release

Find out more about our Applied Psychology research

David Cameron

Prime Ministerial Accountability

We have recently won funding to conduct a year-long research project into Prime Ministerial accountability at Liaison Committee evidence sessions.

Visit our PM Accountability web pages


Professor Awarded MBE for Paralympic Research

Professor Jan Burns has been recognised in the Queen's New Year's Honours list for her work in enabling athletes with intellectual disabilities to compete in the Paralympic games.

Read more about Jan Burns' MBE

Find out more about our Olympic and Paralympic research

Investigating Serious Crime in Kenya

Investigating Serious Crime in Kenya

We were recently invited to carry out research into rape and other forms of Gender Based Violence (GBV) in Kenya. The aim of this project was to help the local authorities understand the potential for capacity growth at the country’s main forensic service provider.

Read more about our work in Kenya

Law, Criminal Justice and Computing

The School of Law, Criminal Justice and Computing works with a number of professional bodies, conducting research activities across its fields of expertise, from policing and law enforcement to cybercrime investigation. 

Read more about our Law, Criminal Justice and Computing research


Psychology, politics and Sociology

The School of Psychology, Politics and Sociology conducts research across a range of areas including health and illness, thinking and creativity, clinical psychology and British politics.

Find out more about our Psychology, Politics and Sociology research

Human and Life Sciences

The School of Human and Life Sciences carries out research across all of its key subject areas from sport and exercise to science, geography, events, leisure and tourism.

Read more about our Human and Life Sciences research

Business and Management

Our Business School has a growing research profile that covers areas from enterprise and innovation through to marketing, accounting and finance. 

Find out more about our Business and Management research



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