Research groups

Crime, Justice and Security

Burial Research Group - Human Taphonomic Studies

The Burial Research Group - Human Taphonomic Studies undertake forensic investigations into human decomposition to better understand, forensic, environmental and health related questions.

Staffordshire University Crime and Society Research Group (SUC&SRG)

Our aim is to develop the next generation of social researchers from our student population. Our emphasis is upon research that is: “contributing towards making a difference through improving society and reducing crime by conducting research and cultivating a research community”.

Culture, Heritage and Society

Bioscience Practitioner Learning Research Group

This research group considers all bioscience learners, students and tutors, and how learning identity develops as a result of changing participation within biological communities of practice, both within and outside of our University.

Education for Social Justice

The Education for Social Justice group works on a range of different projects with the aim of promoting wider social inclusion, improving pupils’ learning outcomes and enhancing democratic educational process and active citizenship.

Staffordshire University Crime and Society Research Group (SUC&SRG)

Our aim is to develop the next generation of social researchers from our student population. Our emphasis is upon research that is: “contributing towards making a difference through improving society and reducing crime by conducting research and cultivating a research community”.

Engineering, Technology and Environment

Burial Research Group - Human Taphonomic Studies

The Burial Research Group - Human Taphonomic Studies undertake forensic investigations into human decomposition to better understand, forensic, environmental and health related questions.

Invertebrate Research Group (IRG)

The Invertebrate Research Group is a cross-disciplinary group made of experts in forensics, geography and biology with expertise in invertebrate biology and its various impacts and interactions with society.

Urban Environment Research

  • Leader:
  • Dr Eleanor Atkins

Within the Urban Environment Research Group, we are working at the cutting edge of urban biodiversity and ecology, focusing on the interactions between people and nature in our towns and cities.

Health, Wellbeing and Education

Bioscience Practitioner Learning Research Group

This research group considers all bioscience learners, students and tutors, and how learning identity develops as a result of changing participation within biological communities of practice, both within and outside of our University.

Burial Research Group - Human Taphonomic Studies

The Burial Research Group - Human Taphonomic Studies undertake forensic investigations into human decomposition to better understand, forensic, environmental and health related questions.

Education for Social Justice

The Education for Social Justice group works on a range of different projects with the aim of promoting wider social inclusion, improving pupils’ learning outcomes and enhancing democratic educational process and active citizenship.

Healthcare Science and Applied Diagnostics Research Group

The Healthcare Science and Applied Diagnostics Research Group undertake research in the following fields: immunology, pathology, haematology, biochemistry, regenerative medicine, microbiology, genomic, and diagnostics.

Invertebrate Research Group (IRG)

The Invertebrate Research Group is a cross-disciplinary group made of experts in forensics, geography and biology with expertise in invertebrate biology and its various impacts and interactions with society.

Molecular and Cellular Biology Research Group

Molecular and Cellular Biology is at the core of understanding fundamental biological processes. We use our expertise in biochemistry, genetics, molecular and cell biology, immunology, microbiology, systems biology and bioinformatics to characterise molecular and cellular functions and signalling.

Staffs Uni-fied Sports Research Alliance (SUSRA)

Our work within the team focuses on contemporary topics associated to sport and educating future sporting practitioners, whether they be coaches, therapists or PE teachers.

Urban Environment Research

  • Leader:
  • Dr Eleanor Atkins

Within the Urban Environment Research Group, we are working at the cutting edge of urban biodiversity and ecology, focusing on the interactions between people and nature in our towns and cities.

UK University

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Job Prospects

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Student Satisfaction

Complete University Guide 2022

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

for Course Content

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021