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Research areas

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 1300 academic staff we cover a wide range of research disciplines. Across these disciplines, our Institutes and Centres provide the environment for growing a research culture, demonstrating our expertise of international excellence from across the University. This collaborative approach helps us to provide solutions to important issues of a modern society.

Research News

A research retreat into songwriting

In our latest PhD spotlight feature, we caught up with Carl Flattery, principal lecturer in Music here at Leeds Beckett, who is studying for a practice-based PhD in songwriting, delving into ideas of memory and place.

Cementing Yorkshire as the home of sculpture

In the latest of our PhD student spotlight features, we met up with Julia McKinlay, an artist studying for a practice-based PhD alongside developing a new international sculpture festival for Yorkshire.

Youth sport coaching programme launched in America

A successful European programme providing innovative approaches to education for youth sport coaches – led by Leeds Beckett University and the International Council for Coaching Excellence – is now being launched in the United States.

Public Lectures and Events

Nov 21

Who's the Radical? Militarisation, Conscientious Objection, and the Significance of Context

This lecture will focus on feedback from the Israeli antimiliatrist group New Profile regarding their work in recent years and discuss ways in which militarism can subvert and colonise vocal protests against it.

Nov 21

Working together to tackle serious violent crime

Join Leeds Law School as the first Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire shares his experience around harnessing support to tackle serious violent crime. He will highlight the challenges around identifying the key issues, tackling causes and not just symptoms as well as funding, competing priorities and understanding what a ‘public health approach’ means.

Nov 25

CeASR Seminar: From Research to Impact: Making academic research accessible to wider audiences- Women of Aktion: Performance, Gender and the German revolution of 1918

Speakers: Professor Ingrid Sharp and Dr Corinne Painter, University of Leeds. Organiser: CeASR Social Change Programme

Nov 25

Leeds School of Arts: Book Launch & Publication Symposium

A showcase celebration symposium featuring recent book & publication work from colleagues within Leeds School of Arts

Nov 27

PIR Seminar- ICANN and the Global South: The digital divide in the domain names industry

Speaker: Dr Paul White

Dec 3

Designing sustainability in to food packaging

Leeds Business School are delighted to welcome Ian Schofield as December’s speaker in their guest lecture series.

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