Research at the University of Wolverhampton is organised
under a number of themed research institutes and
Read on for an overview of each centre and institute's
areas of expertise.
Leading the way in identifying the genetic causes of brain
tumours and the treatments to deal with them, our pioneering
research at the Brain Tumour UK
Neuro-oncology Centre is helping the 8,500 people in the
UK who will develop a brain tumour this year.
Find out more about
our ground-breaking research into
How technology impacts on people, society and the environment is
one of the main thrusts of the Built
Environment, Information Systems and Learning Technology Resource
Centre, covering civil engineering, architecture and urban
planning, among others.
Find out more about research in the
built environment, information systems and
Studying the effect of art and design on society is the focus
for CADRE, the university's Centre for Art,
Design, Research and Experimentation. From digital media, to
performance, to contemporary visual art, the centre
investigates a broad range of artistic practices that influence the
way we think, feel and behave.
Find out more about our art and design research.
With a growing local and national reputation, the Centre for Developmental and Applied Research in
Education (CeDARE) harnesses the experience and knowledge of
the University's School for Education Futures and packages it for
the benefit of educational establishments, large and small.
Find out more about our research in education.
Building on a long tradition of Cultural Studies at the
University, examples of research within the Centre for Discourse and Cultural Studies
include male experiences of mental illness, representations of
trauma in war films and landscape in British cinema.
Find out more about our research in discourse and culture.
Exploring cutting edge technology in the fields of
gaming, engineering, computer and material science to create both
virtual and tangible systems, the Engineering and Computer Science Research
Centre has its eye firmly on the future.
Find out more about research in the areas of engineering and computer
To promote excellence in health and social care research is the
driver for CHSCI - the Centre for Health
and Social Care Improvement. Its focus is on both the
science and the art of preventing disease, prolonging life
and promoting health and social wellbeing.
Find out more about our research that is improving health and social
Pioneering research into cancer, diabetes, immunity,
disinfection and the psychology behind coping with illness are just
some of the areas under investigation by the Research Institute in Healthcare Science (RIHS)
- a collaboration between three of the University's academic
Find out more about our healthcare science research.
One of the University of Wolverhampton's most established
research centres, the Centre for Historical
Research investigates topics as diverse as retail and
consumption, German history, class and identity and conflict
Find our more about our research into history.
One of the top performers for the University in the 2008
research assessment exercise (RAE 2008), the Research Institute in Information and Language
Processing (RIILP) uses advanced computer technology to
understand human language, as well as for carrying out social
Find our more about research into information and language
Providing a focal point for the University's legal research, the
Centre for Research in Law excels in
subject areas ranging from corporate law and insolvency, to
criminal justice, policing and anti-terrorism, to human
rights, and to property law and mediation. The
Centre works very closely with the Central Institute
for the Study of Public Protection.
Find out more about our research into law and criminal justice.
Our newest research centre, the Centre for Research and
Development in Lifelong Education (CRADLE), which will formally
launched in May 2013, will focus on research into further
education policy and practice, with a particular emphasis on the
early years of a teacher or trainer’s career.
Find out more about our research into lifelong education.
Covering all aspects of business and the workplace, the
University of Wolverhampton Business School's Management Research Centre has research groups
looking into: entrepreneurship and small business management;
corporate governance and ethics; industrial relations; and, the
Find out more abour our management research.
The winning mission for our Research
Centre for Sport, Exercise and Performance (RCSEP) is to
undertake research of regional, national and international
significance that will help to maximise the performance of those
involved in sport and exercise.
Find out more about our research into sport, exercise and
A number of disciplines come together under the Centre for Transnational and Transcultural
Research to investigate internationalism, cosmopolitanism and
other ways of thinking about culture and identity - both in history
and in the present.
Find out more about our transnational and transcultural research.
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