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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

University’s EIC set for completion as major employment and skills hub

University’s EIC set for completion as major employment and skills hub

Lancashire employers and students from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and the region have been given a preview of the new £35 million Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC) in readiness for its completion in early 2019.

Located within one of the most intense engineering and manufacturing areas in the UK, the EIC will provide an integrated space for teaching, research and direct links with industry.

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UCLan Dental School recognised in UK’s Best Breakthroughs list

UCLan Dental School recognised in UK’s Best Breakthroughs list

The University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) pioneering approach to dental education has today been named as one of the UK’s 100 best breakthroughs for its significant impact on people’s everyday lives.

UCLan’s School of Dentistry is honoured in the UK’s Best Breakthroughs list of the last century for its ground-breaking work in improving local oral health.

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University’s graphene endeavours rewarded with partnership

University’s graphene endeavours rewarded with partnership

The University of Manchester’s soon-to-open £60m Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC) has agreed further partnerships as part of the far-reaching agenda to accelerate graphene and 2-dimensional materials commercial prospects.

The GEIC is the University’s second state-of-the-art graphene facility complementing the activity of the National Graphene Institute (NGI). Together the two centres cement Manchester’s position as the home of graphene 15 years after the material was first isolated at the University.

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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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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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