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.

Research that changes the world

‘Medieval Glastonbury’ to focus on climates: IMC 2021

The International Medieval Congress (IMC) is to take climates as its theme.

Glaciers accelerate in the Getz region of West Antarctica

Glaciers in West Antarctica are moving more quickly from land into the ocean, contributing to rising global sea levels.

Meet the Researchers: Achieving Net-Zero - Webinar

Meet the researchers who are driving progress towards achieving local, national and global net-zero emissions targets - 9 March 18:00

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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.