Research centres

Our interdisciplinary research centres are the home of world-class research that brings together expertise from across the University enabling us to provide real-world solutions and opportunities that have an impact on society.

  • Research Centre for Applied Sport, Physical Activity and Performance

    Our research looks at the challenges that connect sport and activity for social good, seeking to enhance success in sport and its connected fields.

  • Research Centre for Business, Management and Enterprise

    We seek to address the UN-2030 sustainable development goals (SDGs) of achieving higher and sustainable welfare for all by 2030.

  • Centre for Criminal Justice Research and Partnerships

    The Centre for Criminal Justice Research and Partnerships is a dynamic collaboration of academics from a broad range of disciplines who can respond in a timely and innovative way to the challenges faced by a diverse range of external partners.

  • Centre for Cultural Preservation through Creative Practice

    The UCLan Research Centre for Cultural Preservation through Creative Practice engages with research and knowledge transfer activities internationally through a wide range of projects.

  • Centre for Fire and Hazards Sciences

    We have a very wide range of facilities and equipment for quantifying fire behaviour and standard testing which is available for research, consultancy and testing.

  • Research Centre for Digital Life

    We try to understand the relationship between technology and people. Such research requires big data and big teams working across and within multiple disciplines and in partnership with the local community and beyond.

  • Research Centre in Engineering

    The UCLan Research Centre in Engineering focusses on six areas to respond directly to significant priorities in contemporary society and to elements of the UK Industrial Strategy.

  • Research Centre for Field Archaeology and Forensic Taphonomy

    We focus on the collection and evaluation of research data both in the field and in the scientific laboratory, using primary data as tools for innovative science and social impact

  • Research Centre for Global Development (C4Globe)

    The UCLan Research Centre for Global Development brings together researchers from all subject areas to develop robust and equitable research partnerships that will address major challenges to society.

  • Global Race Centre for Equality (GRACE)

    Global Race Centre for Equality (GRACE) works to generate new questions and new thinking in relation to modern day challenges relating to racial inequalities across the globe.

  • Research Centre for Migration, Diaspora and Exile (MIDEX)

    The UCLan Research Centre for Migration, Diaspora and Exile (MIDEX) develops in-depth, state-of-the-art and impactful analysis of cultural, political, social, socio-legal and historical topics within migration, diaspora and exile.

  • Research Centre for Smart Materials

    The UCLan Research Centre for Smart Materials is a network of researchers from across the University who focus on innovative and meaningful applications of smart materials.

  • Research Centre for Sustainable Transitions

    The UCLan Research Centre for Sustainable Transitions (CST) brings together engineers, social scientists, architects and psychologists to address the challenges of climate change.

  • THRIVE Research Centre

    The UCLan THRIVE Research Centre researches and evaluates the interaction between factors and mechanisms that influence human survival, flourishing, and transformation in the early years (first 1000 days) of life.

  • Research Centre for Translational Biosciences and Behaviour

    The Research Centre for Translational Biosciences and Behaviour brings together biomedical scientists, psychologists, clinicians and chemists.

  • Centre for Organisational Impact

    The University of Central Lancashire’s Centre for Organisational Impact (CfOI) is one of the first Knowledge Exchange-focused university Centres within the UK.

General research enquiries

All general research enquiries should be directed to Alexis Holden, Director of Research and Enterprise Service.