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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

Feb 25

CeASR Seminar- ‘For Rotherham’: Resurgent Nationalism, Global Anti-Muslim Racism and the Racialisation of Child Sexual Abuse

Speaker: Dr Waqas Tufail, Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Leeds Beckett University. Crime, Justice and Society Programme

Mar 4

PIR Seminar- Agents of Violence, Casualties of Peace? Examining the Lived Experiences of Female Combatants from the War in Bosnia & Herzegovina

Speaker: Dr. Maria O’Reilly, Lecturer in Politics & International Relations

Mar 4

The King's Dinner and the Nation's Appetite

The fifth event in the Leeds Cultural Conversations series 2019/20.

Mar 5

A barrister’s lot

As part of Leeds Law School’s Law in Practice series, Caroline Goodwin Q.C. will talk about life at the Bar and the issues practitioners contend with.

Mar 10

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.

Mar 11

PsyCen Seminar- Working memory training does not enhance intelligence: Evidence from younger and older adults

Speaker: Dr Claudia von Bastian University of Sheffield

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