Research is fundamental in enabling us to provide real-world solutions and opportunities that have an impact on society. We have a growing and vibrant community of innovative academics who nurture our postgraduate students and early-career researchers, producing high quality international and world-leading research that addresses today’s challenges.
Our research themes
Arts, Culture and Heritage
Led by world leading academics and practitioners we have a thriving culture in fine arts, film, theatre, dance, music, humanities, languages, linguistics, cultural studies, heritage and global studies.
Citizenship, Society and Justice
With a range of expertise across many fields, we work with our community, private and public services, and policy makers. Together, we carry out transdisciplinary research into the causes of social polarisation, inequality, disadvantage and exclusion.
Lifelong Health and Wellbeing
We work closely with individuals, groups and communities in both the UK and overseas so that we can understand the factors which affect their quality of life in terms of their physical, mental and social health and wellbeing.
People, Place and Environment
With a range of expertise across many areas, our research spans the fields of archaeology, environmental science, the built environment and art installation.
Sustainability, Business and Enterprise
The research that we do supports the needs of business, the economy and the wider society. In particular we are engaged in collaborative research involving human wellbeing, gender equality, sustainable cities and communities, production and consumption, risk management and business development.
Transformative Sciences and Technology
Our research is recognised internationally for the important contribution it makes to scientific advancement, technological development and addressing significant global challenges. Our work is leading to solutions to problems experienced across industry, the business community and the public sector.
- Applied Sport, Physical Activity and Performance
- Brain and Behaviour
- Business Management and Enterprise
- Centre for Criminal Justice Research & Partnerships
- Centre for Cultural Preservation through Creative Practice
- Centre for Fire and Hazards Sciences
- Digital Life
- Drug Design and Development
- Field Archaeology and Forensic Taphonomy
- Global Development
- Migration, Diaspora and Exile (MIDEX)
- Smart Materials
- Sustainable Transitions
General research enquiries
All general research enquiries should be directed to Alexis Holden, Director of Research Services.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 89 3521
Prospective research students
If you are interested in applying to UCLan for postgraduate research, please contact:
- If you require information about undertaking a research degree email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- For further information, please see our pages on How to Apply.
All public engagement enquiries should be directed to:
Tel: +44 (0)1772 894462
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Collaborative research enquiries
If you are a business, public sector or other organisation or community group, interested in collaborative research, please contact:
Tel: +44 (0)1772 895500
For all media enquiries, please contact the UCLan press team:
Tel: +44 (0)1772 894424
Artwork by Professor Lubaina Himid, CBE. Photo: ©Denise Swanson