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.
Professor Janusz Jankowski
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Professor of Medicine
In the top 800 universities globally : THE World University Rankings
Over 800 research students enrolled currently
More than 100 Professors & Readers working at the university
Over 600 research or knowledge transfer-active members of staff
Spend over £22,000,000 per year in research
393 postgraduate research qualifications awarded over the last 5 years
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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.
A new review by the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) Evidence Group, made up of researchers from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and Middlesex University has highlighted the major risks, opportunities and emerging trends for children online.
The review informs the Government’s new Internet Safety Strategy, launched today 11 October by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS).
At a staggering 60 percent, cancer is the leading cause of death amongst line-of-duty firefighters. Now, an academic from the University of Central Lancashire’s world-leading fire toxicity research group has unveiled new findings to the European Parliament which could lead to the recognition of cancer as an occupational health issue for firefighters.
UCLan’s Dr Anna Stec, Associate Professor of Fire Toxicity, joined with MEP Pavel Poc who has been leading the call for legislative change in this area, for a roundtable discussion to debate all the issues and explore solutions.
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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 :
Stillbirths: economic and psychosocial consequences - The Lancet
Osmotic and stimulant laxatives for the management of childhood constipation - The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
GPs' views and perspectives on patient non-adherence to treatment in primary care prior to suicide - Journal Of Mental Health
A Very Hell of Horrors? The Haitian Revolution and the early transatlantic Haitian Gothic - Slavery and Abolition
Evaluating policy as argument: the public debate over the first UK austerity budget - Journal of Critical Discourse Studies
Earliest hominin cancer: 1.7-million-year old osteosarcoma from Swartkrans Cave, South Africa - South African Journal of Science
Seven temperate terrestrial planets around the nearby ultracool dwarf star Trappist-1 - Nature
Genome-wide association studies in oesophageal adenocarcinoma and Barrett's oesophagus. - The Lancet Oncology