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Research areas

At Leeds Beckett University we are committed to building our reputation and research profile; within our region, nationally and internationally as stated in our Strategic Plan. With over 1300 academic staff we cover a wide range of research disciplines. Across these disciplines, 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 News

A research retreat into songwriting

In our latest PhD spotlight feature, we caught up with Carl Flattery, principal lecturer in Music here at Leeds Beckett, who is studying for a practice-based PhD in songwriting, delving into ideas of memory and place.

Cementing Yorkshire as the home of sculpture

In the latest of our PhD student spotlight features, we met up with Julia McKinlay, an artist studying for a practice-based PhD alongside developing a new international sculpture festival for Yorkshire.

Youth sport coaching programme launched in America

A successful European programme providing innovative approaches to education for youth sport coaches – led by Leeds Beckett University and the International Council for Coaching Excellence – is now being launched in the United States.

Public Lectures and Events

Sep 19

A Leeds Law School Symposium on Prevent

Prevent is a pre-criminal stage, no one is prosecuted under it, and it is a multi-agency response to help those who are referred to it. However, suspicions remain that Prevent is another layer of state surveillance on suspect communities, a view not helped with the introduction of the statutory responsibility on those working in education, prisons and health to deal with individuals who behave or express terms that raise cause for concern.

Sep 20

Yorkshire Sculpture International symposium

This symposium will critically reflect on the first Yorkshire Sculpture International with a day of talks by artists, curators, fabricators and educators.

Oct 2

Black-British Champions in Cycling Exhibition

Black-British Champions in Cycling Exhibition

Oct 15

Bloody Brilliant Women

Leeds Business School is excited to open their 2019/20 guest lecture series with Channel 4 presenter Cathy Newman.

Oct 16

Inside Out - Nick Montfort, MIT

‘Infinite Verse in Theory and Practice’ - Nick Montfort will be considering the role and place of the concept of the 'infinite' within verbal art.

Nov 21

Working together to tackle serious violent crime

Join Leeds Law School as the first Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire shares his experience around harnessing support to tackle serious violent crime. He will highlight the challenges around identifying the key issues, tackling causes and not just symptoms as well as funding, competing priorities and understanding what a ‘public health approach’ means.

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