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Research at UCLan

Quality Research, Transdisciplinary impact and global reach

Our ambition is to deliver an environment which supports the production of accessible knowledge and information to realise impacts of relevance to society. We are innovative and entrepreneurial in our approach to research and knowledge exchange which maximises our positive social, environmental and economic impact locally, nationally and globally. We have a growing and vibrant community of academic innovators, nurturing postgraduate students and early-career researchers, producing high quality international and world-leading research.

High Quality Research


Our high quality research with trans-disciplinary impact and global reach including specific details about our research themes, groups, staff, facilities and our 6 new overarching UCLan Research Themes.

Research Institutes


Our Research Institutes will enhance the quality of the research environment and create more opportunities to achieve world leading impact through their activities.

Research Services 2018

Research Services is structured into five units. Our purpose is to support UCLan academics with their research careers and to support the University in its research ambition.

Grants and Funding Unit (GFU)
Lead - Gillian Chew: Grants and Funding Manager

Ethics and Integrity Unit (EIU) 
Lead - Emma Sandon-Hesketh: Head of Ethics & Integrity Unit

Research Excellence Unit (REU)
Lead - Alexis Holden: Head of Research Services

Researcher Development Unit (RDU)
Lead - Emma Sandon-Hesketh: Head of Researcher Development Unit

Scholarly Communications Unit (SCU)
Lead - Alexis Holden: Head of Research Services

Research Services

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In the top 800 universities globally : THE World University Rankings 2018

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Over 850 research students enrolled currently

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More than 100 Professors & Readers working at the university

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Over 900 research or knowledge transfer-active members of staff

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Over £6 million received in total research income per year

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396 postgraduate research qualifications awarded over the last 5 years

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Spotlight on Research News

Astronomers Capture First Image of a Black Hole

Astronomers Capture First Image of a Black Hole

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) contribute to paradigm-shifting observations of the gargantuan black hole at the heart of distant galaxy Messier 87

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) — a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international collaboration — was designed to capture images of a black hole. Today, in coordinated press conferences across the globe, EHT researchers reveal that they have succeeded, unveiling the first direct visual evidence of a supermassive black hole and its shadow.

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Lift-off for Moon landing anniversary event

Lift-off for Moon landing anniversary event

Sell-out crowd of astronomy enthusiasts enjoyed a special event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepping on to the Moon

Interest in the Moon reached fever pitch in Preston as a celebratory event attracted large numbers to the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

A sell-out crowd of 450 astronomy fans, both young and old, attended the special occasion to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing.

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£1.9 million for global health research study

£1.9 million for global health research study

UCLan led trial to tackle zinc and iron deficiency receives additional financial support

A University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) research project to tackle zinc and iron deficiency has been awarded an additional £1.9 million grant.

The study, which is the first large-scale investigation into the potential of biofortified wheat to reduce zinc and iron deficiencies among adolescent girls and children in Pakistan, has received the grant from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), through the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), awarded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).

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Research Events

Research Events

Details of forthcoming inaugural lectures and other events of interest to the wider research population.

Research Social MEdia

Research Social Media

You can follow @UCLanResearch on Twitter for the latest updates.

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Articles on The Conversation written by UCLan researchers.

Examples of high quality research

iconDriving and sustaining culture change in professional sport performance teams: A grounded theory - Psychology of Sport and Exercise

 

iconFigures of terror: The “zombie” and the Haitian Revolution - Atlantic Studies: Literary, Historical and Cultural Perspectives

iconFish for the city: meta-analysis of archaeological cod remains and the growth of London’s northern trade - Antiquity

 

icon A combined microRNA-based targeted therapeutic approach to eradicate glioblastoma stem-like cells. - Journal of Controlled Release

icon  SMEs and Certified Management Standards: The Effect of Motives and Timing on Implementation and Commitment - Business Ethics Quarterly

 

iconAn online programme to reduce depression in patients with multiple sclerosis: a randomised controlled trial - The Lancet Psychiatry

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