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 2018
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.
The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has teamed up with The Bureau Local and Open Data Manchester to work on a nationwide investigation into council budgets ahead of the government's next set of funding decisions in March.
As the academic partner, UCLan will provide staff and students to work on the Big Council Budget Hack on Saturday 3 February in Manchester. They will join member of The Bureau Local, part of The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, a 475-strong network of journalists, techies, designers, concerned citizens, subject specialists, and more who use data to tell local news stories.
A University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) professor is part of the team that has seen a NASA telescope, housed on a converted jumbo jet, yield important insights into how stars are born from collapsing gas and dust.
Professor Derek Ward-Thompson is the only English-based academic to be involved in the international research project, which has underlined the importance of magnetic fields for star formation.
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Articles on The Conversation written by UCLan researchers.
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
Earliest hominin cancer: 1.7-million-year old osteosarcoma from Swartkrans Cave, South Africa - South African Journal of Science