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Research centre

We want to help shape the future and know it takes more than words to make a difference. That’s exactly what our research aims to do. We’re making a significant difference in the world. Our belief in knowledge-sharing makes our research exceptional and relevant. Our approach is always collaborative. We work with local and global partners in education and industry. Our media ready experts also regularly contribute their knowledge and expertise to print, broadcast and digital media coverage of the issues their research addresses.
Explore Our Reasearch Area
Our research is helping answer pressing questions facing society and the planet. Working with industry and academic partners, and across our 5 faculties, our researchers are leading their fields and creating impact. Whether we’re developing better methods to prevent drowning at sea, discovering an enzyme to tackle plastic pollution, studying the origins of the planet and the Universe, or exploring new ways to care for vulnerable people, our research is making the world a better place. Discover our research areas below.
Explore Our Reasearch Area

Our research is helping answer pressing questions facing society and the planet. Working with industry and academic partners, and across our 5 faculties, our researchers are leading their fields and creating impact. Whether we’re developing better methods to prevent drowning at sea, discovering an enzyme to tackle plastic pollution, studying the origins of the planet and the Universe, or exploring new ways to care for vulnerable people, our research is making the world a better place. Discover our research areas below.
Energy and Electrical Engineering

We're researching how to explore methods and theories in energy and electronic engineering, and their application to real problems.

Business Management

We're investigating the growth of entrepreneurs and small businesses in an uncertain global economy as well as how to improve business sustainability and implement new products and services.

Economics

We're researching how people, businesses, societies and nations manage and allocate scarce resources such as land, labor or capital.

Health informatics

We're finding ways to ease the pressure on the health and social care services by advancing how information technology can help people live longer, happier, healthier lives.

Law

We're exploring the many ways that laws and the legal system shape society and affect the daily lives of people at all levels within it.

Marketing

We're researching existing and emerging business models and consumer segments to give businesses insight into their markets, customers and more.

Operational Research

Our research brings together our maths, technology, business and industrial experts to answer complex questions that face organizations.

International Relations

We're exploring pressing issues in politics and international relations and working with organizations, governments and individuals to find solutions.

Architecture, Interiors and Urbanism

We're researching the latest methods, technology and ideas to build smart cities of the future and preserve historical architecture.

Development Studies

Work with governments, communities & people to encourage growth in stagnant economies, & develop the sustainable technology to provide resources to developing countries.

Computing

We're exploring aspects and implementation methods of information systems that can help organisations while ensuring their cyber security.

Organisation Studies and Human Resource (HR) Management

We're investigating the practices, processes and structures of organisations, including how they evolved and the way that organisational change is moving.

Physical and Human Geography

We're researching physical and human geography and the causes and effects of social and environmental crises, and finding solutions to these problems.

Physics

We're working to find solutions to global issues like climate change, infrastructure, transportation and new energy sources.

Women's and Gender Studies

We're exploring women’s issues and gender issues in social and cultural contexts through time, and how gender is represented in the media.

Research Themes
Explore our 5 interconnected research themes
Our research aims to make a difference by confronting the major issues and challenges facing the planet and society. The majority of our research falls under one or more of our research themes. Discover more about these themes below.
Democratic citizenship

Safe, democratic and sustainable societies rely on the people in them being active, informed and engaged and our work in this theme deals with issues of equality. citizenship and engagement around the world.

Future and emerging technologies

Our research under this theme is helping make the world a better place-we're making significant breakthroughs, developing new technologies, and finding sustainable, cost effective ways to transform our knowledge into action.

Health and wellbeing

We're seeking to manage health, disease and disability through technological, creative and scientific developments - by developing and testing new technologies in real settings, and working to understand the mechanisms underlying health and disease.

Security and risk

The modern world presents countless security challenges from the physical and electronic security of individuals, organisations and societies, to food safety and security, and military drone use. Discover how our work in this theme is helping to tackle these threats.

Sustainability and the environment

From tackling climate change and plastic pollution, to building green infrastructure and protecting the planet's ecological systems and biodiversity, our research is helping to secure the earth's future, at a time of real environmental danger.

Research Themes
Explore our 5 interconnected research themes
Our research aims to make a difference by confronting the major issues and challenges facing the planet and society. The majority of our research falls under one or more of our research themes. Discover more about these themes below.
Democratic citizenship

Safe, democratic and sustainable societies rely on the people in them being active, informed and engaged and our work in this theme deals with issues of equality. citizenship and engagement around the world.

Future and emerging technologies

Our research under this theme is helping make the world a better place-we're making significant breakthroughs, developing new technologies, and finding sustainable, cost effective ways to transform our knowledge into action.

Health and wellbeing

We're seeking to manage health, disease and disability through technological, creative and scientific developments - by developing and testing new technologies in real settings, and working to understand the mechanisms underlying health and disease.

Security and risk

The modern world presents countless security challenges from the physical and electronic security of individuals, organisations and societies, to food safety and security, and military drone use. Discover how our work in this theme is helping to tackle these threats.

Sustainability and the environment

From tackling climate change and plastic pollution, to building green infrastructure and protecting the planet's ecological systems and biodiversity, our research is helping to secure the earth's future, at a time of real environmental danger.

Research And Innovation Culture

Always working to the highest standards, we deliver research and innovation with impact, within a dynamic, expansive and collaborative culture. We pursue bold ideas in creative ways, and using the exceptional resources – from our technical facilities to our excellent staff – to find answers to the most-pressing global challenges. We work with purpose, in collaboration with our partners inside the organization and outside it, in both business and academia. We’re always seeking new funding opportunities, creating and testing new ideas, and exploring alternative applications for our discoveries.

Research And Innovation Culture

Always working to the highest standards, we deliver research and innovation with impact, within a dynamic, expansive and collaborative culture. We pursue bold ideas in creative ways, and using the exceptional resources – from our technical facilities to our excellent staff – to find answers to the most-pressing global challenges. We work with purpose, in collaboration with our partners inside the organization and outside it, in both business and academia. We’re always seeking new funding opportunities, creating and testing new ideas, and exploring alternative applications for our discoveries.
Our Research & Innovation Vision And Strategy
The University’s Research and Innovation Strategy is the result of significant consultation with our staff, research leaders and professional services departments. It’s a statement of our research intent and a roadmap for how we plan to achieve our goals, informed by the principles and values that shape our research culture. Our aim is to deliver new opportunities through globally significant research and innovation excellence – and these 5 key objectives are how we plan on achieving it.
Objective 1 : To develop an embedded research and innovation culture across all our activities
Objective 2 : To attract and develop internationally-recognised research and innovation staff
Objective 3 : Deliver innovative solutions to our partners in industry, the public sector and the wider community – regionally, nationally and internationally
Objective 4 : Establish nationally and internationally leading research and innovation cross-discipline thematic areas that address key issues facing society
Objective 5 : Strengthen our world-leading research and innovation capabilities in areas of current and potential excellence across all faculties

Research Ethics

Certy ethics policy provides a general framework for professional practice and decision making on ethical issues as they arise in the work. Certy ethics committee is responsible for ensuring that appropriate consideration is given to ethical issues relating to the main activities of the organization , including Research, and Innovation.

Research Ethics

Certy ethics policy provides a general framework for professional practice and decision making on ethical issues as they arise in the work. Certy ethics committee is responsible for ensuring that appropriate consideration is given to ethical issues relating to the main activities of the organization , including Research, and Innovation.
What is research governance?
Research Governance is the broad range of duties, standards and regulations of good practice that exist to ensure and continuously improve research quality and reliability. Research governance is required to:
Safeguard all participants in research
Protect researchers and investigators by providing a clear framework within which to work
Monitor practice and performance to ensure and enhance ethical and scientific quality
Minimize risk and promote good practice
Prevent poor performance and misconduct

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