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Research 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.

High Quality Research


Our high quality research with trans-disciplinary impact and global reach including specific details about our research themes, groups, staff and facilities.

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

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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

UCLan to work with region’s Youth Offending Teams to challenge offending behaviour

UCLan to work with region’s Youth Offending Teams to challenge offending behaviour 

University signs a Memorandum of Understanding with teams covering three North West counties

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has signed an official agreement with a number of Youth Offending Teams (YOT) in the North West to work together in improving the life chances for children and young people who become involved in the criminal justice system. 

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Unearthing the mystery of Malkin Tower

Unearthing the mystery of Malkin Tower

Students from Canada, the United States and the UK have been digging for evidence of witchcraft at the site where the Pendle Witches met on the day they were arrested in 1612.

The archaeology students are excavating a field close to Malkin Tower Farm, on the hills above Blacko, which was possibly on the site of the home of 'Old Demdike'.

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UCLan lecturer is digital trailblazer according to national poll

UCLan lecturer is digital trailblazer according to national poll 

A social work lecturer from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has been named as one of the top women in the country for implementing technology into her work.

Senior lecturer Amanda Taylor has landed the third position in the Female GovTech Leaders Ranking 2018, a listing of ten women from across the public sector considered to be trailblazers when it comes to contributing, implementing and developing technology in the workplace.

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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

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The Conversation

Articles on The Conversation written by UCLan researchers.

Examples of high quality research

iconIlluminating and applying “The Dark Side”: Insights from elite team leaders - Journal of Applied Sport Psychology

 

iconPriming analogical reasoning with false memories - Memory & Cognition

iconWorkplace flexibility practices and corporate performance - British Journal of Management

 

icon Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA): Gas Fueling of Spiral Galaxies in the Local Universe - The Astronomical Journal

icon  Respiratory effect of beta-blockers in people with asthma and cardiovascular disease - BMC Medicine

 

icon Speech rhythm: a metaphor? - Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society: B

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