Our ambition is to deliver an environment which supports the production of accessible knowledge and information to realise impacts of relevance to society. We are innovative and entrepreneurial in our approach to research and knowledge exchange which maximises our positive social, environmental and economic impact locally, nationally and globally. We have a growing and vibrant community of academic innovators, nurturing postgraduate students and early-career researchers, producing high quality international and world-leading research.
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
Research Excellence Unit (REU)
Lead - Alexis Holden: Head of Research Services
Researcher Development Unit (RDU)
Lead - Carol Walton: Researcher Development Lead
Scholarly Communications Unit (SCU)
Lead - Annette Ramsden: Scholarly Communications and Repository Manager
Developed our research into 2 Institutes, 6 themes and 11 centres
Over 800 research students enrolled currently
More than 100 Professors & Readers working at the university
Over 800 research or knowledge transfer-active members of staff
Annual total research income of £6.9 million
450 postgraduate research qualifications awarded over the last five years
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The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has signed a three-year agreement which strengthens its international presence with a leading German university in the field of health.
UCLan’s Faculty of Health and Wellbeing signed the contract with Hochschule für Gesundheit (hsg) in Bochum, Germany, which formalises a collaborative agreement to extend teaching, research and clinical practice over the next three years.
A scientist from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has been crowned Young Scientist of the Year by a national society.
Chemistry lecturer Dr Mark Holden received the accolade from the British Association for Crystal Growth, which recognises the work of young scientists in this particular field.
The award is given annually to the candidate achieving the most significant advance in the understanding of the theory, practice or characterisation of crystal growth processes published in the scientific literature in the previous three years.
Two University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) academics have been rewarded for their outstanding impact in higher education teaching.
Dr Clive Palmer, Senior Lecturer in Sport, PE and the Outdoors; and Anna Coonan-Byrom, Lecturer in Midwifery, have been selected today, 5 August, by Advance HE as new National Teaching Fellows (NTF).
The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme showcases the outstanding impact of individuals and teams who teach or support learning in UK higher education, recognising their success and providing a platform to share the learning from their practice
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Articles on The Conversation written by UCLan researchers.
Driving and sustaining culture change in professional sport performance teams: A grounded theory - Psychology of Sport and Exercise
Figures of terror: The “zombie” and the Haitian Revolution - Atlantic Studies: Literary, Historical and Cultural Perspectives
Fish for the city: meta-analysis of archaeological cod remains and the growth of London’s northern trade - Antiquity
A combined microRNA-based targeted therapeutic approach to eradicate glioblastoma stem-like cells. - Journal of Controlled Release