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 life on Earth has evolved over time, the huge ecological consequences of human activity, and the growing threat posed by antibiotic resistance.
We're investigating the pressing issues facing organisations and governments – from how to encourage the growth of entrepreneurs and small businesses, to how to improve sustainability across industries, and implement new products and services.
We're fuelling technological advances in animation, visual effects (VFX), cross reality (XR), User Experience (UX), computer and video games, and visual computing.
With the future of our planet under threat from environmental crises such as climate change, we're examining our planet and the evolution of life – and using our findings to protect it.
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 how laws and the legal system shape society and how the legal system affects the daily lives of people within it.
We're analysing existing and emerging business models and consumer segments to help businesses better understand their markets and how consumers buy products and services.
We're growing our understanding of how the body functions in health, how it malfunctions in disease, and the genetic and molecular drivers of physical and mental illnesses to find new, more effective treatments for patients.
We're working with organisations, governments and individuals to deal with some of the world's most pressing issues – from reducing the impact of war, to fighting political exclusion.
We're exploring topics from child development of social skills and eye witness testimony, to the evolution of primate facial expressions and the factors affecting drug use.
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Explore the work we're doing in other research areas across the University.
We're researching image making, visual communication and design, solving problems through active experimentation, and analysing images and visual processes.
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 the work we're doing across our areas of expertise in Civil Engineering research, including environmental technology and management, and building design, construction management and surveying.
We're researching the next technological advances in animation, visual effects (VFX), cross reality (XR), user experience (UX), computer and video games, and visual computing.
We're researching how media can be used by organisations, institutions and people to benefit society, how we consume media, and how the media's influence can be abused.
We're investigating the practices, processes and structures of organisations, including how they evolved and the way that organisational change is moving.