We foster innovation within creative practice and employ creative practice as a methodology. This contributes towards a knowledge base that furthers our disciplines.

Individual creative practice continues to play a major role in our research culture along with collaborative and interdisciplinary research, framed by rigorously tested peer-review.

We take a multidisciplinary approach to research. This extends far beyond our traditional strengths in art and design disciplines.

Our researchers play leading role in interdisciplinary projects in the arts, humanities, social sciences, physical and life sciences, technology and engineering.

With partners across the world and the UK, the impact of our research is global as well as local.

Collaborations with outside bodies and funding agencies include: 

  • Higher Education funding councils
  • arts agencies
  • museums and galleries
  • UK Research Councils
  • NHS
  • European Union
  • Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  • local/regional/national and multinational companies
  • charities