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.
We're exploring how to treat genetic disorders, identifying novel targets for drugs and searching for advances in treatments that could impact millions.
Business and 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. Explore our business & management research.
Cosmology and Astrophysics
We're working to understand the cosmos and the fundamental physical laws at work – including gravity and the nature of spacetime. And how these laws of nature play out in the formation and evolution of stars and galaxies.
Digital and Creative Technologies research
We're fuelling technological advances in animation, visual effects (VFX), cross reality (XR), user experience (UX), computer and video games, and visual computing. Discover the work we do.
We're researching how people, businesses, societies and nations manage and allocate scarce resources such as land, labour or capital. Explore our economics research.
Earth and Environmental Sciences
We're researching our planet and the evolution of life, from the very beginning to the present day, to better understand the future. Explore our earth & environmental sciences research.
We're improving the design of computer systems and wellbeing services to make the delivery of healthcare more efficient and cost-effective, and we're exploring how technology can influence lifestyle choices and reduce health risks.
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. Explore our law research.
We're researching existing and emerging business models and consumer segments to give businesses insight into their markets, customers and more. Explore our marketing research.
We're delving into the mathematical complexity behind the processes and functions all around us, to develop solutions to problems in science and industry. Explore our mathematics research.
Operational Research and Logistics
We're researching how we can apply quantitative methodologies to improve decision-making across a range of diverse fields of application.
Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Biomedical sciences
We're improving our understanding of how the body functions, how disease effects these functions, and the genetic and molecular drivers for illness. Explore our pharmacy pharmacology and biomedical sciences research.
We're working to find solutions to global issues like climate change, infrastructure, transportation and new energy sources. Explore our physics research.
Politics and international relations
We're exploring pressing issues in politics and international relations and working with organisations, governments and individuals to find solutions.
We're exploring topics from child development of social skills to eye witness testimony, and from the evolution of primate facial expressions to factors affecting drug use. Explore our psychology research.
We're studying the patterns of relationships, social interaction, cultures and communities, and how people live their lives. Explore our sociology research.
Discover more research areas
Explore the work we're doing in other research areas across the University.