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Research Areas

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Research Institutes

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Our Institutes and Centres provide the environment for growing a research culture, demonstrating our expertise of international excellence from across the University. This collaborative approach helps us to provide solutions to important issues of a modern society.

Research Areas Within th Faculty of Arts, Environment and Technology

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Leeds Sustainability Institute

The Leeds Sustainability Institute is a centre of research, informed and supported by business leaders, professional associations and community groups addressing the challenges of creating more sustainable places, communities and economies. Through the Institute a wealth of experience and skill is captured; with the potential to influence and shape the future via its networks and partners.

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Centre for Culture and the Arts

The Centre for Culture and the Arts was founded in 2013. Located within the Faculty of Arts, Environment and Technology, it brings together researchers from across our University working in the Arts, Humanities and Culture.

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Cybercrime and Security Innovation Centre

The CSI Centre aims to improve and incorporate an evidence-based approach into the frontline policing of digital forensics and cybercrime investigations, and to advance human factors of computer security and forensics mechanisms and practice.

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Research & Enterprise Brochure

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Research Areas in the faculty of Business and Law

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The Retail Institute

The Retail Institute is the UK’s only academic research centre that leads the consumer experiences of the future in retail, food and packaging. Alongside its innovative research, the Retail Institute works with suppliers, brand owners and retailers to help support future product, packaging and retail needs.

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Research Areas in the Carnegie Faculty

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Institute for Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure

The Institute delivers international research excellence through our five University Research Centres all of which have Professorial leadership: Active Lifestyles led by Professor Jim McKenna, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion led by Professor Anne Flintoff, International Centre for Research in Events, Tourism and Hospitality led by Professor Rhodri Thomas, Research Centre for Sport Coaching and Physical Education led by Professor Andrew Sparkes and Sports Performance led by Professor Sue Backhouse. Our research has high impact and value for stakeholder organisations and end users, and is delivered through a supportive academic environment for all its researchers, from students to Professors.


Research Areas in the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

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Institute for Health and Wellbeing

Housing a range of related disciplines within a single unit allows innovation and collaboration to thrive as we know that the traditional solutions being applied to big problems are not working. New thinking and understanding is required reflecting the inter-connections between different aspects of life and different research disciplines.

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Centre for Applied Social Research (CeASR)

The Centre for Applied Social Research (CeASR) is an exciting new University-wide Research Centre. CeASR will deliver interdisciplinary research across the social sciences, initially in five Research Programmes.

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Research & Enterprise Brochure
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Centre for Biomedical Science Research
The Centre for Biomedical Science Research consists of a diverse group of biomedical researchers working in areas relating to human disease and wellbeing.

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Research News

Research explores gender differences in students’ suicidal thoughts

Interventions aimed at preventing suicide amongst students must be designed separately for males and females, according to researchers at Leeds Beckett University.

Health Promotion research highlighted in Texas conference

A Leeds Beckett academic will present innovative research approaches in health promotion at the 18th International Nursing and Healthcare conference in Dallas this month.

Research to explore how the science of touch affects our media consumption

A Leeds Beckett University researcher will present her work around how the science of touch affects the way in which we consume newspapers and magazines at a conference in Australia.

Public Lectures and Events

May 19

Power, Performance and Play - An International Conference on Caribbean Carnival Cultures

Leeds West Indian Carnival will be 50 years old in August 2017. The oldest Caribbean-style street carnival in Europe, created and led by British Caribbeans, will be celebrated in a conference by the Centre of Culture & the Arts at Leeds Beckett University in partnership with Leeds West Indian Carnival.

Jul 4

Leisure Studies Association (LSA) Conference

The internationally acclaimed annual Leisure Studies Association (LSA) Conference is aimed at academics, students, practitioners, policy makers and professionals who work broadly within leisure, sports, tourism and events. 

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