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Key Research Achievements at UCLan

Quality Research, Transdisciplinary impact and global reach

The University of Central Lancashire has a growing and vibrant community of academic innovators producing 4* quality outputs including in Science – 14 Nature and Nature series papers and in Medicine - 15 Lancet and Lancet series papers since 1 January 2014. We produce high quality international and world-leading research across an expanded range of other disciplines ranging from the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. We receive substantial funding to broaden our research, innovation and enterprise activities which have economic and social impact.

Prof. Janusz Jankowski
Pro Vice Chancellor (Research) and Professor of Medicine

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In the top 800 universities globally : THE World University Rankings

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Over 700 research students enrolled currently

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More than 100 Professors & Readers working at the university

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Over 600 research or knowledge transfer-active members of staff

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Spend over £22,000,000 per year in research

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393 postgraduate research qualifications awarded over the last 5 years

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Prof. Dame Caroline Watkins

Prof. Dame Caroline Watkins

Caroline is the only nursing professor of stroke care in the UK. Caroline leads the internationally renowned Clinical Practice Research Unit (CPRU) for stroke research as well as having numerous Director roles in the region.

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NASA telescope reveals largest batch of Earth-size, habitable zone planets around a single star

NASA telescope reveals largest batch of Earth-size, habitable zone planets around a single star

UCLan researcher included in international research team.

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Ground-breaking research points to new treatment for Alzheimer’s, epilepsy and other brain diseases

Ground-breaking research points to new treatment for Alzheimer’s, epilepsy and other brain diseases

Global study is the largest and most in-depth of its kind.

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Research Events

Research Events

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Research Social MEdia

Research Social Media

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The Conversation

Articles on The Conversation written by UCLan researchers.

Research Areas

Research Areas in Focus

We are experts in applying today’s knowledge for tomorrow’s world in the form of national and international impacts.

The University of Central Lancashire is both nationally and internationally rated as a growing Centre of Excellence for Research, Innovation and Enterprise. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework we had world-class research occurring in each of our 5 faculties.
Highlights from each Faculty include :

Social Work Research

Faculty of Business, Law and Applied Social Studies

Neurosciences Transdisciplinary Research

Faculty of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences

 

Sign Languages and Deaf Studies Research

College of Culture and The Creative Industries

Stroke Research

Faculty of Health and Wellbeing

Astronomy and Astrophysics Research

Faculty of Science and Technology

Examples of high quality research

icon - globeHosts the UK data hub for the NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)

 

icon - pill Developed technique using a 3-D printer to 'print' medicinal tablets

 

icon - toothLeading a study into links between poor oral hygiene and Alzheimer's

 

icon - plane Worked on the world's first flight of graphene skinned aircraft

 

icon - blackhole Found a black hole that's 30 times larger than expected

 

icon - dna Helped discover English are one third Anglo-Saxon

 

icon - baby Led the UK's largest hypnobirthing controlled trial

 

icon - worm Unearthed Britain's largest earthworms

 

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