School Research

School o​f Art & Design

The Cardiff School of Art & Design fosters a vibrant and creative research culture evidenced by the range of research groups operating within disciplinary and multi-disciplinary frameworks.

Progressively broadening the scope of its research programmes into all the main areas of art and design, The School is host to a wide variety of exciting research, and is actively seeking to collaborate with academic and industry partners. It engages with cutting edge design technologies, engineering and material arts, as well as fine arts, and the history and theory of art and design.

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Please click here to view further details about the Centre for Applied Research in Inclusive Arts and Design (CARIAD) ​


School of Education

Staff within the Cardiff School of Education have a wide range of research interests. As well as staff with established research profiles, a significant proportion of lecturers are undertaking higher degrees and developing additional research interests to contribute to the School's portfolio.

The School also has Education research links with the School of Sport, School of Art and Design and School of Health Sciences with an interdisciplinary focus.

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School of Health Sciences

The School of Health Sciences has received significant investment in recent years, culminating in a new £4.2 million building that houses state-of-the-art Biomedical Research laboratories, comprehensive food safety and nutrition research facilities and a new Postgraduate Centre. We have a vibrant postgraduate research community, with more than 60 postgraduate research students, research assistants and postdoctoral researchers.

The Centre for Biomedical Research encompasses investigations into cellular and molecular mechanisms of human diseases, their prevention and associated therapies. The Centre for Food Safety and Nutrition Research has an International reputation for consumer food safety behaviour, food and health relationships and food industry focussed research. Psychology research is well established in the School with specific focus on lifestyle psychology, forensic psychology and educational psychology.

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School of Management

Cardiff School of Management research is crucial in ensuring the vitality and health of the academic subjects we teach and there is a well embedded research culture that permeates across the school.

Research not only serves to advance management knowledge, it underpins and enriches our teaching and learning and much of our research is multidisciplinary, often carried out with researchers from other university faculties and knowledge networks around the world.

The five broad themes which reflect the interests and expertise of active researchers in the School are:

  • ​​Competitiveness, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Governance, Accountability and Social Justice
  • Information Systems, Technology and People
  • New Economies 
  • Tourism
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School of Sport

According to the results of the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, 70% of the Cardiff School of Sport’s research has international impact with a quarter being classified as internationally excellent or world leading. The university power rankings calculated by Research Fortnight, based on the quality and quantity of research output, shows that Cardiff Metropolitan University is ranked 6th in the UK and 1st in Wales in Unit of Assessment 46 - Sports-Related Subjects.

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