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Research in Culture, Heritage and Society

Through engagement, interaction and co-creation with communities, our researchers in the fields of Culture, Heritage and Society produce leading research in the arenas of regeneration of cities, social justice, philosophy, tourism, film and media production, augmented and virtual realities, drama, music, history and archaeology. Using creative arts, technologies and investigative techniques for the benefit of communities we look at how they can be strengthened through a deeper understanding of them and their heritage.

Research centres and groups

Our interdisciplinary approach to research means you will find research in the field of Culture, Heritage and Society in a range of different centres and groups across our University.

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.

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.

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 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.

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”.

The C3 Centre: Creative Industries and Creative Communities

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

Research projects

This is just a sample of the exciting research currently ongoing at Staffordshire University.

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The Research, Innovation and Impact Services team can provide information about all aspects of research at Staffordshire University.

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