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Research centres & groups

The University of Worcester has sought to develop specific areas of research excellence through the establishment of Research Centres and Research Groups in these areas. We are committed through our Research and Knowledge Transfer Strategy to supporting the continued development of these areas and to the support of further emerging areas of excellence.

Research Centres

Our Research Centres are important vehicles for the development of excellence and of capacity in focused areas of research and consultancy. The University has invested substantially in both the infrastructure and staffing of its two centres: the Association for Dementia Studies (ADS) and the National Pollen & Aerobiology Research Unit (NPARU). Led by a Director who holds the primary responsibility for the development and management of the Centre, it is an expectation that all Centres will become self-financing through their research and consultancy work.

Association for Dementia Studies (ADS)

National Pollen & Aerobiology Research Unit (NPARU)

Research Groups

Our Research Groups bring together researchers with shared research interests, sometimes working within a single academic Institute, sometimes working across Institutes, to enable a range of collaborative activity, including publication and dissemination, research funding bids, consultancy work and external engagement activities. The Groups have a designated head or lead whose role is to coordinate activity within the Group.

Centre for People at Work

Centre for Rural Research

Early Modern Research Group

Green Voices Research Group

International Forum for Research in Children’s Literature

Regulation of Performance Research Interest Group

River Science Research Group

Socio-cultural studies of Sport, Exercise & the Body Research Interest Group

Transnational Studies Research Group

Other Centres

The University also has a number of other centres with remits that include research:

Centre for Inclusive Learning Support

Centre for Ethical Leadership

Motion & Performance Centre