Our community of researchers brings together excellence and innovation, pushing the frontiers of knowledge and discovery to shape a better future.

This involves creating, nurturing and promoting an environment in which people work together across disciplines and with partners to solve complex problems.

The result is truly transformational fundamental and challenge-led research that advances knowledge and creates solutions to local, national and global challenges.

Spotlight on coronavirus

Benefits system needs to be made simpler and fairer

The benefits system needs to change in order to properly support claimants during and after COVID-19.

Dramatic changes to radiotherapy treatments due to COVID-19.

Dramatic changes were seen in the delivery of radiotherapy treatments during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic in England.

Covid-19 advice and support schemes for businesses

Nexus has compiled the latest information and resources to guide you through the advice and support schemes available related to covid-19.

Spotlight on social justice

DISCUSS: Decolonising Sculpture for Urban Social Justice

Examining the relationship between monumental sculptures in the urban environment and racial injustice within specific empirical contexts.

Improving the standard of living for all within a livable climate

How advanced technologies, sufficient consumption, and flattening global inequalities could improve the standard of living for all.

Exploring the impact of COVID-19 on BAME groups

How discrimination is worsening the impact of COVID-19 on people in minority ethnic groups is being explored in a new research project.

Research that changes the world

Ozone-depleting gas emissions back on the decline

The emissions of a banned ozone-depleting gas have dropped rapidly following a previously unexpected spike.

Engineering longer-lasting artificial joints

Developing a new generation of artificial joints that last longer, produce fewer side effects and are better suited for younger people.

New University Librarian announced

The University is pleased to announce that Masud Khokhar has been appointed University Librarian and Keeper of the Brotherton Collection.

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Interim Executive Dean - Professor Alastair Mullis

Pro-Dean for Student EducationProfessor Simon Lightfoot

Pro-Dean for Research and Innovation - Professor Stuart Lister

Pro-Dean for International - Professor Norma Martin-Clement


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Centres and institutes

Our environment allows interdisciplinary research to flourish, creating fresh ideas and approaches to problem solving. We conduct interdisciplinary and impact-orientated research to address challenges at regional, national and global levels. Below are some of the areas where we are working across disciplines to tackle global challenges.