Our Research Areas

Our research areas
Our research areas
Our research areas

Research Institutes and Centres at the University of Wolverhampton

Our research encompasses a broad range of disciplines, focusing on aspects of life that affect us all. Over the last 20 years, we have invested heavily in growing our research activity and as a result, we now have national and international recognition for some of the research we undertake. Read on to find out more about our work.

Arts

CADRE

CADRE: Centre for Art, Design, Research & Experimentation

Studying the effect of art and design on society by investigating a broad range of artistic practices that influence the way we think, feel and behave. Find out more about CADRE.



Business

MRC

Management Research Centre (MRC)

Covering all aspects of business and the workplace, including entrepreneurship, corporate governance and ethics, industrial relations and international business. Find out more about the MRC.



Education

CeDARE: Centre for Developmental & Applied Research in Education

Harnesses the experience and knowledge of the University's Institute of Education and packages it for the benefit of educational establishments, large and small. Find out more about CeDARE.

CRADLE

CRADLE: Centre for Research and Development in Lifelong Education

Focuses 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 CRADLE.

Health and Healthcare Sciences

CHSCI

CHSCI: Centre for Health and Social Care Improvement

Promoting excellence in health and social care research, with a focus on both the science and the art of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting health and social wellbeing. Find out more about CHSCI.

Psychology Research

Psychology

Applied and theoretical research including health psychology, counselling psychology, cognitive psychology, cyberpsychology, forensic psychology, and intellectual and developmental disabilities. Find out more about research in psychology.

RIHS

RIHS: Research Institute in Healthcare Science

Pioneering research in the niche areas of healthcare science and practice, which contribute to national and international developments in patient-centred healthcare and pharmaceuticals. Find out more about RIHS.

Brain tumour

Brain Tumour UK Neuro-oncology Research Centre

Leading the way in identifying the genetic causes of brain tumours and the treatments to deal with them. Find out more about our research with the Brain Tumour Charity.

Information and Language Processing

RIILP

RIILP: Research Institute in Information and Language Processing

Using advanced computer technology to understand human language and internet-based language, as well as for carrying out social science research. Find out more about RIILP.



Sports Science

RCSEP

RCSEP: Research Centre for Sport, Exercise and Performance

Established to develop research into the complexities associated with the issues of performance and health in sport, exercise and dance. Find out more about RCSEP.



Built Environment

Built environment

Built Environment, Information Systems and Learning Technology Research Centre

How technology impacts on people, society and the environment, covering civil engineering, architecture, urban planning and technology-mediated training. Find out more.



Cultural Studies

Centre for Film, Media, Discourse and Culture

Centre for Film, Media, Discourse and Culture

Interdisciplinary research seeking to understand how different people, together with their experiences and cultures, are represented in society. Find out more.

CTTR

CTTR: Centre for Transnational and Transcultural Research

A number of disciplines come together to investigate internationalism, cosmopolitanism and other ways of thinking about culture and identity - both in history and in the present. Find out more about CTTR.

RiCH

RiCH: Cluster for Research in Cultures and Humanities

Building bridges between a range of areas including journalism, creative writing, cultural studies, english, european studies, media and philosophy. Find out more about RiCH.

Engineering

Engineering and Computer Science Research

Engineering and Computer Science Research Centre

Exploring cutting-edge technology in the fields of gaming, engineering, and computer and material science, to create both virtual and tangible systems. Find out more.



History

Centre for Historical Research

Centre for Historical Research

Bringing together researchers working in areas that include conflict studies, terrorism, labour history, and retailing and consumption. Find out more about the Centre for Historical Research.

CHORD

CHORD: Centre for the History of Retailing and Distribution

Giving impetus to the study of the history of retailing and distribution, and acting as a point of contact between scholars in Britain and abroad, whatever their period of interest. Find out more about CHORD.

First World War research group

First World War research group

A new area of research launched to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. The group hosts several study days throughout the year. Find out more about the First World War research group.



Law

Law Research Centre

Law Research Centre

The focal point for legal research at the University of Wolverhampton - specifically corporate and commercial law, criminal justice and human rights. Find out more about research in law.

CISSP

CISPP: Central Institute for the Study of Public Protection

Exploring the fields of criminal justice, criminology, forensic science, policing, fire and rescue, safeguarding, armed forces, security, terrorism and consumer protection. Find out more about CISPP.

Centre for Natural Resources Law and Management

Centre for Natural Resources Law and Management

Law and management studies that impact on socio-economic policies, international politics, the environment, and human lives. Find out more.