Our research is helping answer pressing questions facing society and the planet.
Working with industry and academic partners, and across our 5 faculties, our researchers are leading their fields and creating impact.
Whether we're developing better methods to prevent drowning at sea, discovering an enzyme to tackle plastic pollution, studying the origins of the planet and the Universe, or exploring new ways to care for vulnerable people, our research is making the world a better place. Discover our research areas below.
We're exploring how life on Earth has evolved over time, the huge ecological consequences of human activity, and the growing threat posed by antibiotic resistance.
We're investigating the pressing issues facing organisations and governments – from how to encourage the growth of entrepreneurs and small businesses, to how to improve sustainability across industries, and implement new products and services.
We're working to understand the cosmos and the fundamental physical laws at work – including gravity and the nature of spacetime. And how these laws of nature play out in the formation and evolution of stars and galaxies.
With the future of our planet under threat from environmental crises such as climate change, we're examining our planet and the evolution of life – from its earliest beginnings to the present day – and using our findings to protect it.
Our research explores how governments can regulate natural resource use efficiently, develop effective monetary policies, and legislate to influence people’s economic decisions and improve their economic outcome.
We're improving the design of computer systems and wellbeing services to make the delivery of healthcare more efficient and cost-effective, and we're exploring how technology can influence lifestyle choices and reduce health risks.
We're analysing existing and emerging business models and consumer segments to help businesses better understand their markets and how consumers buy products and services.
We're helping develop new and better transportation and maritime systems, showing how analytics can positively impact people around the world, and finding new ways to create more sustainable and efficient renewable energy.
We're growing our understanding of how the body functions in health, how it malfunctions in disease, and the genetic and molecular drivers of physical and mental illnesses to find new, more effective treatments for patients.
We're exploring topics from child development of social skills and eye witness testimony, to the evolution of primate facial expressions and the factors affecting drug use.
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Explore the work we're doing in other research areas across the University.