Explore our research

Explore our research

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The scope of UCLan’s research activity is far-reaching - from working with NASA on solar dynamics, with the Department of Health on sector-leading stroke research, with industry on cutting-edge digital media projects and collaboration with the Football Association, Professional Golfers Association and International Olympic Committee on sport and exercise science research. Find out more about the world-leading research with real-world impact that our research staff undertake.

Our research is presented under a number of themes and related groups that build a rich picture of the excellence, breadth and depth of our innovation and high quality.

You can browse our A-Z listings of themes and groups. Each grouping page contains details of the projects, staff and facilities related to that area of research.

Alternatively, you can search for details on all of our themes, groups, researchers, and projects using the search box in the top right of this page.

Key achievements as mentioned on our homepage are :

  • Winners of the Times Higher Education Awards 2016 for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts for our Global Sound Movement Project
  • Winners of the Digital Innovation Award at the Guardian University Awards 2017 for our online resource that provides vital training to clinicians caring for stroke patients
  • A leading research institution whose 16 subject areas in which our research was assessed were judged to contain ‘world-leading’ elements in REF2014
  • Ranked in the top 3.3% of universities in the world by the Centre for World University Rankings 2017 (CWUR)