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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

University joins growing Northern Health Science Alliance

University joins growing Northern Health Science Alliance

The Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA) has further expanded its membership with the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) joining the health partnership.

UCLan joins other leading north universities in the alliance, alongside research-intensive NHS trusts and the region’s four Academic Health Science Networks.

Health research is a key priority for UCLan, and its academic innovators are producing high-quality research across a range of disciplines including health and wellbeing and clinical and biomedical sciences.

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Cumbrian health chief rewarded with an honorary professorship

Cumbrian health chief rewarded with an honorary professorship

A Cumbrian health chief has been rewarded for his leadership and support by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

Stephen Eames, Chief Executive at North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust and Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, has been awarded an Honorary Professorship.

He has been recognised not only for his achievements in the field of leadership but also for the support he has given to UCLan’s Cumbria-based Medical School. He has helped set up the foundations for the University’s National Centre for Remote and Rural Medicine, based at Whitehaven, and has facilitated the growth of the activities at UCLan’s Medical School, based at Westlakes.

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Grenfell Tower panels 55 times more flammable than least combustible materials available, study revealsTurner Prize winner and University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) Professor Lubaina Himid CBE has been recognised with a prestigious title by the Royal A

Professor Lubaina Himid elected Royal Academician in painting by Royal Academy of Arts

Turner Prize winner and University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) Professor Lubaina Himid CBE has been recognised with a prestigious title by the Royal Academy of Arts.

The decorated Professor of Contemporary Art at UCLan, who was the recipient of the 2017 Turner Prize, has been elected as a Royal Academician in the category of painting.

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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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