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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 announces partnership with the European Space Agency

UCLan announces partnership with the European Space Agency

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has partnered with the European Space Agency (ESA) to explore factors relating to public value.

ESA_LAB@ is a cooperation scheme which was initiated in 2017 to establish strong institutional ties between the ESA, academia, industry and other entities.

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All-in-one portable device to treat common sports injuries developed with university technology

All-in-one portable device to treat common sports injuries developed with university technology

Common sports injuries can treated by a portable tech-enabled lightweight device that has been developed by researchers at two universities to both cool, heat and compress muscles.

The Swellaway, a shin guard-type sheath mounted with a fan that clips around the affected body part, does not require ice, water or heavy items of equipment that are normally needed to treat such injuries.

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Development in Africa with Radio Astronomy (DARA) project wins Better Satellite World Award

Development in Africa with Radio Astronomy (DARA) project wins Better Satellite World Award

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is one of several institutions involved in DARA. Led by Professor Melvin Hoare of the University of Leeds with Goonhilly as an industry partner, it uses radio astronomy to develop high-tech and business skills in eight sub-Saharan African countries: Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia.

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Research Events

Research Events

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

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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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