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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

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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 and Sports Performance led by Professor Carlton Cooke. 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.

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Research Areas in the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

Clinical Skills Suite
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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60 Second Research Videos

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Professor Karl Spracklen

Professor Ruth Robbins

Professor Colin Pattinson

Professor John Lyle

Dr Heather Shore

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Research News

Study reveals parents' choices in providing children's packed lunches

Research conducted by academics at Leeds Beckett University has revealed parents’ motivations for sending their children to primary school with a packed lunch, as well as exploring what parents choose to include.

New research will improve lives of university students with autism

Researchers at Leeds Beckett University are working on a new project to help students with autism succeed at university.

First Metal Music Studies journal published

The first issue of the International Society for Metal Music Studies, for which Karl Spracklen, Professor of Leisure Studies in the Carnegie Faculty at our University, is the Principal Editor, has now been published.

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