Research centres

Our research centres drive research, innovation and enterprise activity in areas of strategic importance and are the focus for cross-disciplinary research and the continuing professional development of our research community.

We introduce each centre below according to the interdisciplinary research theme it relates to.

Business, Enterprise and Management

The C3 Centre: Creative Industries and Creative Communities

Researchers, innovators, artists and creative thinkers passionate about co-creating with their surrounding communities and sectors.

Crime, Justice and Security

Centre for Crime, Justice and Security

The Centre leads on ground-breaking research, innovations and enterprise initiatives that are committed to human rights, global security and justice for all.

Centre of Archaeology

We offer world-class services in research, consultancy and community archaeology – all supported by cutting-edge equipment and facilities – and we are committed to education and dissemination of our research beyond academia.

Culture, Heritage and Society

Centre of Archaeology

We offer world-class services in research, consultancy and community archaeology – all supported by cutting-edge equipment and facilities – and we are committed to education and dissemination of our research beyond academia.

Staffordshire Centre of Learning and Pedagogic Practice (SCoLPP)

SCoLPP strives to develop evidence-informed pedagogic practice in a collegial manner which connects learning and teaching to enhanced social mobility.

The C3 Centre: Creative Industries and Creative Communities

Researchers, innovators, artists and creative thinkers passionate about co-creating with their surrounding communities and sectors.

Engineering, Technology and Environment

Centre for Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Technologies (CBRT)

Our aim is to improve health, quality of life and healthcare provision by solving complex biomechanical issues through highly innovative and integrated approaches. Our vision is to advance the understanding of musculoskeletal biomechanics through research and scholarship.

Centre for Smart Systems, AI and Cybersecurity (SSAICS)

SSAICS is a multidisciplinary research centre with a specific focus on smart systems, artificial intelligence (AI) and cybersecurity and their applications.

Staffordshire Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Engineering

Our vision is to carry out world-leading theoretical and applied research and knowledge exchange to address complex real-world engineering challenges to improve peoples’ lives and the environment they live in, improving life satisfaction, productivity, and sustainability.

Health, Wellbeing and Education

Centre for Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Technologies (CBRT)

Our aim is to improve health, quality of life and healthcare provision by solving complex biomechanical issues through highly innovative and integrated approaches. Our vision is to advance the understanding of musculoskeletal biomechanics through research and scholarship.

Centre for Health and Development (CHAD)

We are an inter-disciplinary, university-wide centre focused on the science and application of health and health equity research. Our purpose is to undertake translational, applied research to improve the health and wellbeing of our local population and help reduce social and health inequalities.

Staffordshire Centre for Psychological Research

We pride ourselves on the applied nature of our research work. We are a vibrant community of psychologists with a clear focus on ensuring that our work has meaning for the academic community as well as for those whom we research, practitioners, patients, policy makers and the wider public.

Staffordshire Centre of Learning and Pedagogic Practice (SCoLPP)

SCoLPP strives to develop evidence-informed pedagogic practice in a collegial manner which connects learning and teaching to enhanced social mobility.

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