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
In the top 3.7% of universities worldwide (The Centre for World University Rankings (CWUR) 2018/19
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) is the first European university to adopt a global code designed to prevent the export of unethical research practices to low and middle-income countries.
Tackling what is known as ‘ethics dumping’, the Global Code of Conduct for Research in Resource-Poor Settings (GCC) opposes double standards in international research and supports building long-term research relationships between lower-income and higher-income regions of the world.
An independent review of the Prescribing Safety Assessment has found that it increases the attention paid by students and faculty to accurate prescribing and allows them to demonstrate competencies in the safe and effective use of medicines.
According to the report’s author, University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) Professor John McLachlan, the assessment will contribute to patient safety and reduce harm in the years to come.
A new partnership between one of the North West’s leading universities and a world renowned advanced manufacturing research and development (R&D) facility has been sealed to drive growth among the region’s small and medium sized companies and support innovation across a range of sectors including aerospace, automotive and low carbon energy.
The new partnership between the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre North West (AMRC NW), will deliver collaborative R&D projects, develop graduate talent and engage with regional industry to cement Lancashire’s reputation both as a hub of engineering innovation and as a top destination for high-value manufacturing inward investment.
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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