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Research at Leeds Beckett 

Professor Andrew Slade, Deputy Vice Chancellor, discusses the research profile of our University.
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Code of Good Practice for Research

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Leeds Beckett’s Code of Practice for Research is the essential reference tool which sets out the standards of good research practice and principles to be understood and observed by all University employees and students when conducting research.


Research Spotlight

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At Leeds Beckett University we are committed to building our reputation and research profile; within our region, nationally and internationally as stated in our Strategic Plan. With over 600 academic staff we cover a wide range of research disciplines.

In the last Research Assessment Exercise, the ‘quality, reach and significance’ of our research was rated as ‘world-class’ across all four of our faculties. We are continuing to expand and enhance our research base through our Institutes and Centres, creating a strong and sustainable research environment for our staff and students.

We have strong commercial links and our research is applied directly to industry, giving practical solutions and innovations to businesses; and we add value to the local economy through education, research and knowledge transfer.


Yorkshire hero: the rhubarb

Deconstructing Yorkshire

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60 Second Research Videos

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Dr Helen White

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Dr James Woodall

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Dr Mark Robinson

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Dr Theocharis Ispoglu

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Dr Tim Bickerstaff

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Dr Victoria Archbold

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Hannah Greatwood

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Professor Jim McKenna

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Professor Ralph Tench

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Research News

How much inner security do you have? Take a short questionnaire to help shape new research

A Leeds Beckett University Psychology academic is inviting volunteers to take part in his new research project by filling out a short questionnaire about their ‘inner security’.

Academics share research findings with elite athletes in Monaco

Two academics from Leeds Beckett University were rubbing shoulders with the elite from the athletics world recently when they headed to Monaco to take part in the International Association of Athletics Federations’ Athletics Awards.

Mothers shouldering the blame for obesity crisis

Individuals, and women in particular, are being blamed for the obesity crisis in the United Kingdom; according to research carried out by Leeds Beckett University.

Public Lectures and Events

Dec 12

Bringing Local Wisdom into a University Grammar Classroom through Integrated Story-based Grammar Learning (ISGL) Model

Visiting Scholar Wisma Yunita will discuss the use of Indonesian folk tales in a grammar classroom and share an example lesson which uses integrated story-based grammar learning model.

Dec 13

PsyCen Seminar- Pre-registration and Registered Reports: Should I do this, and how?

Speaker- Dr Hannah Hobson, Lecturer in Psychology, Department of Psychology, Social Work and Counselling, University of Greenwich

Feb 7

50 Years of Leeds West Indian Carnival book launch

Join the Centre for Culture and the Arts for the launch of this book which uses a combination of photos and text to map Leeds' 50 year Carnival journey and helps to illuminate the full story of Caribbean-led creativity and multicultural hospitality. Introduced by Arthur France and Emily Zobel Marshall, short talks will be given by co-authors Guy Farrar, Tim Smith and Max Farrar.

Mar 6

Gender Research Conference 2018

The conference is an opportunity for staff to share and celebrate their research, network with colleagues, and to showcase Leeds Beckett’s gender research.

Mar 7

They Would Have Been Hung

Join Professor Nick Hardwick as he explores the legal and moral issues surrounding the treatment of those who have committed the most heinous offences – offences for which in the past they might have been hung.

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