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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

Jan 20

Knitting the Network: Sharing knowledge about gender, sexualities and mental health in Leeds

Gender and Sexualities Programme, PsyCen, Leeds Beckett University

Jan 21

Economic Prospects 2020

Leeds Business School welcome Juliette Healey, Agent for The Bank of England, to deliver the 15th annual Economic Prospects lecture.

Feb 5

Vernon Lee's Apparitional Lesbians and Transvestite Hauntings

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

Feb 11

The UK’s evolving FinTech Ecosystem by Julian Wells

Experienced financial service and FinTech consultant Julian Wells, is the latest high-profile speaker in the Leeds Business School guest lecture.

Mar 4

The King's Dinner and the Nation's Appetite

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

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.

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