Within UCLan’s four research strands, there is an extensive portfolio of active research themes, which are listed here alphabetically.
Accounting, Economics and Finance research adopts an interdisciplinary approach to research and explores contemporary and challenging questions from multiple paradigms.
UCLan is engaged with exciting archaeological activity across the world, including world-renowned sites such as Stonehenge.
UCLan undertakes innovative research within the field of art and design to highlight the impact of artists and designers on us all.
World-class research in astronomy and astrophysics in UCLan’s Jeremiah Horrocks Institute underpins undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.
The Business and Society theme draws together research which explores the wider impact of business activity upon the wider society. This includes work in the field of local economic development, the industrial strategy and the Preston Model.
UCLan research outputs increase capacity and capability to improve the lives of those with cancer.
UCLan research in computing is centred around the internationally-known Child Computer Interaction (ChiCi) Research Group.
The UCLan Criminal Justice Partnership 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.
Digital engineering research at UCLan has two main focuses, digital manufacturing and innovative signal and image processing.
UCLan's education research is conducted by internationally renowned staff who make a major contribution to education and access delivery.
UCLan’s Centre of Energy and Power Management (CEPM) was launched in 2009 with the aim of better management of energy in the defence sector.
UCLan Policing’s strategy is to provide Evidenced Based Policing Research by combining academic rigour with outcomes directly impacting real world policing within the UK and Internationally.
Collaborative research is improving the lives of children and families and enhancing family life to ensure that children have the best possible chances in life.
UCLan’s expertise and state-of-the-art fire test facilities allow fire hazards of materials to be quantified under realistic conditions.
UCLan’s research activity within the field of forensic science is concerned with forensic anthropology and forensic genetics.
Research activity within the Healthy and Sustainable Settings Unit focuses on the promotion of health, wellbeing and sustainable development in a range of organisational and area-based settings.
The History Research Group works at local, national and international levels to advance our understanding of the past and its relevance to the modern world.
UCLan is involved in a number of ground-breaking research projects in the field of Journalism, Media Theory and Practice.
The School of Law and Social Science has a strong research culture with a number of activities rated as ‘internationally excellent in previous Research Assessment Exercises.
UCLan research in literature and cultures develops our appreciation of cultural expression and performance across the Anglophone world.
UCLan research into materials and their properties involves collaboration with international partners and industry to provide a focus for cutting-edge research.
The UCLan School of Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education works on a global basis to produce evidence to improve clinical practice and treatment.
UCLan is committed to conducting research that benefits patients and vulnerable people with mental health needs.
UCLan conducts national and international research projects within the two specific research units of the Midwifery and Maternal Child Health cluster.
The Team is working internationally to develop our understanding of the structure of spoken and signed languages, and the language used within cultural, social, political, institutional and forensic contexts.
Nuclear research at UCLan is focused on the issues surrounding nuclear safety and security at installations as well as dealing with nuclear materials.
Organisations, Work and Employment draws together high quality academic research and takes a multisectoral, national and international approach.
The School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences has developed a research-led culture based on a multidisciplinary approach.
Philosophy research at UCLan covers a range of specialisms ranging from ethics and values to the philosophy of mental health.
UCLan research in this fast-moving area is helping to increase our understanding of various materials and biological systems.
Psychology research at UCLan aims to aims to have theoretical benefits and clinical and societal relevance.
UCLan is research into social work and policy is committed to providing a foundation for development of policy and practice.
UCLan works in collaboration with international partners to conduct research within the field of sport and exercise.
UCLan’s Stroke Research Team is the UK’s only nurse-led stroke research unit and works to promote research and improve care standards.
The Division of Tourism, Hospitality and Events is one of the highest ranked in the UK for tourism research.