Our research has local, national and global impact. Our collaborative approach creates world-leading research of the highest quality that creates tangible results.
But don't simply take our word for it – explore some of our research features here, and get a snapshot of the broad scope of work we're producing.
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What does social media mean for our politics?
Dr James Dennis' research has revealed a gap in the centre of popular discussions around social media and politics.
Brexit: Why EU Investment Doesnt Mean A Vote for the EU
What shapes our feelings about the EU? Our PERCEIVE project has found that communication and identity play the biggest roles in deciding how people feel about Europe.
Why Game Theory could be the key
Dr Ansgar Wohlschlegel has researched how Game Theory can keep civil disputes out of court, and save both parties involved, and the legal system, a lot of money.
New tactic in the battle against breast cancer
Past mapped for the present
Future and emerging technologies
Building intelligence into systems allows them to make the right decision
New field of astrophysics is answering questions about the origins of the Universe
Understanding people to design better prosthetic hands and arms
Quantum physics is powering the new tech revolution
Computing helps children make sense of the world and helps clinicians save lives
Complementary methods of astronomy help to discover patterns in the Universe
A new way of understanding the Universe
A life-saving solution in the palm of your hand
Amateur sleuths muscle up the science of discovery
Shop til you drop
Health and wellbeing
Security and risk
Fukushima: Lessons in preventing a nuclear disaster
Professor Ashraf Labib has researched how deadly man-made disasters can be prevented in the future, and explored these findings in relation to the nuclear disaster at Fukushima.
The psychological science of better evidence gathering
Professor Lorraine Hope is researching how memory performs in dynamic, high-stress situations, so the emergency services can improve the way they gather evidence, and the quality of it too.
How virtual reality could help cut crime
Dr Claire Nee is using virtual reality to understand the behaviours, thought patterns and emotions of burglars, with the aim of reducing crime, and rehabilitating criminals.
Independence and violence
Opportunities have been expanding for women across South Asia, and Prof Tamsin Bradley has researched how these changes are affecting the daily lives of South Asian women. Find out more now.
Sustainability and the environment
Taking a closer look at an often misunderstood material
Control systems are integrating renewable energy with the power grid
Showing how a low carbon economy can flourish
Using maths to help tackle climate change
Could a mutant enzyme solve the planet's plastic problem?
A collaboration between the Centre for Enzyme Innovation, and the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has created a new mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic bottles faster.
Driving us closer to greener transport
The devil's in the details of the deep blue sea
The world is our oyster
Britain's burning question
Dr Mark Hardiman is exploring what sort of wildfires Britain can expect from global warming.
The buck stops on a shop shelf near you
Ecology - a brand new economy
Plumbing new depths of sustainable behaviour
Professor John Williams shows how nature can help our wastewater systems work better for people and the planet.
Airborne microplastics can be found even in the worlds most remote places
Call of the Wild
Crime fighters go wild
From rags to environmental riches
Dr Elaine Igoe explains how we’re making fashion more sustainable through our teaching, design and research.