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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 in the 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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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

Research Areas in the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

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Institite 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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60 Second Research Videos

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Professor Karl Spracklen

Professor Ruth Robbins

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Professor John Lyle

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Research News

Experts to debate reducing the risks people face on the road

Academics from Leeds Beckett University are set to speak at a conference in Wakefield focusing on reducing the risks people take on the roads.

New Kirkgate Market shopping app needs you!

Leeds City Council, working with Leeds Beckett University, is trialling an innovative new Click and Collect Android app for the famous award-winning Kirkgate Market and they are looking for some shoppers to award £20 to every week in October to test it out.

Victorian cookery writer's life revealed for first time

The life of one of Victorian Britain’s most prolific cookery writers has been preserved by a Leeds Metropolitan University academic in the latest update to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

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