Research directory

  • Advanced Materials and Acoustics

    Design, characterisation, synthesis and manufacturing of advanced structural and functional materials as well as sound attenuation materials.

    Group and centre

    School of Engineering and Computer Science

    Environmental Science

    Faculty of Science and Engineering

  • Alcohol and drug research

    Our work is influential in developing clinical practice and informing alcohol policy. We are keen to work with others to maintain and grow research that changes lives and communities.

    Group and centre

    Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Analytical Chemistry Measurement

    Drawing on technical expertise and instrumental capability, we carry out analytical measurement services, for various industry sectors and a wide range of applications. We can perform materials analysis for the chemicals industry, carry out elemental analysis for agriculture and molecular structure determination by proton or carbon NMR for the pharmaceutical industry.

    Group and centre

    Chemistry

    Clinical and Applied Health Research

    Faculty of Science and Engineering

  • Better Policing, Safer Communities PhD Cluster

    The Better Policing, Safer Communities PhD cluster aims to produce research that improves community safety through better policing.

    Group and centre

    School of Education and Social Sciences

    Social Work

    Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

  • Biomedical Engineering Research Group

    The Biomedical Engineering group works across a number of areas to address issues in a combination of applied and fundamental research projects.

    Group and centre

    School of Engineering and Computer Science

    Medical and Biomedical Engineering

    Faculty of Science and Engineering

  • Bioscience Education

    The Bioscience Education Research Group team develop their personal teaching practice, enhance student satisfaction and support development through the scholarship of teaching and learning.

    Group and centre

    Environmental Science

    Faculty of Science and Engineering

  • Blaydes Maritime Centre

    We explore and explain the interaction of human societies and the marine environment, and to assess its significance to human societal development and to natural maritime resources.

    Group and centre

    School of Histories, Languages and Cultures

    History

    Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

  • Cancer – Molecules to Man

    We focus on molecular mechanisms which regulate human cell function in health and pathology, including cancer, lymphoedema and cardiovascular disease.

    Medical and Biomedical Engineering

    Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Centre for Applied Research in the Arts

    CARA hosts research projects that deal with the application of arts research methods and the creation of research-driven, arts-practice outputs.

    Group and centre

    School of Arts

    Music

    Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

  • Centre for British Politics

    The Centre for British Politics is aiming to be the intellectual hub of British politics research at the University of Hull.

    Group and centre

    School of Law and Politics

    Politics

    Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

  • Centre for Legislative Studies

    The Centre for Legislative Studies aims to address the purpose and impact of legislatures.

    Group and centre

    School of Law and Politics

    Law

    Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

  • Centre for Performance, Technology and Aesthetics

    The Centre for PTA is the home for Arts research projects and outputs that relate to critical studies in technology and the processes of arts production.

    Group and centre

    School of Arts

    Music

    Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

  • Centre for Research into the Older Workforce (CROW)

    CROW was established to support employers in adapting their human resource management policies and practices to adapt to ageing demographics.

    Group and centre

    Hull University Business School

    Business and Management

    Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

  • Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies

    Our research into energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable heating and cooling, energy management and green buildings contributes to the global drive towards decarbonisation while accelerating economic growth and improving global living standards.

    Group and centre

    School of Engineering and Computer Science

    Environmental Science

    Faculty of Science and Engineering

  • Centre for Systems Studies

    Today’s interconnected world presents novel challenges and opportunities for business and society. The interplay of social, technological, environmental and geo-political factors confronts decision makers with unprecedented complexity. Our challenge is to develop the new concepts and methodological approaches needed to address that complexity.

    Group and centre

    Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

  • Centre for Textual and Cultural Analysis

    The TCA was created as the more-integrated home of the longest-established research strands within the individual subject areas of the school.

    Group and centre

    School of Arts

    Film and Media Studies

    Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

  • Chemistry for Health

    Researchers in Hull develop imaging and theranostic agents to help treat diseases and improve quality of life.

    Group and centre

    School of Life Sciences

    Chemistry

    Faculty of Science and Engineering

  • Chemistry for Smart Materials

    Chemistry is at the heart of collaborative research to create smart materials with a range of properties for applications in modern technologies.

    Group and centre

  • Chemistry for Sustainability

    We use coordination chemistry to tackle societal issues ranging from the elimination of plastic waste and CO2 levels to the development of new metal-based agents for use in medical imaging and anti-cancer therapy.

    Group and centre

  • Cognition and Development

    We investigate mental processes such as attention, perception, language, learning, memory and reasoning in adults, how they develop in children and decline in old age

    Group and centre

    Psychology

    Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience

    Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience aims to understand the biological processes underlying cognition and perception.

    Group and centre

    School of Life Sciences

    Psychology

    Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Cultures of Incarceration Centre

    Cultures of Incarceration explores creative responses to the experience of incarceration across cultures and continents.

    Group and centre

    School of Histories, Languages and Cultures

    English and Creative Writing

    Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

  • Dementia research

    We undertake high quality research that empowers people with dementia and their carers to live and die well, and have an outstanding track record of wide-ranging dementia-related research. People with dementia, their families and their carers inform our work at all stages, and we work closely with local and national dementia charities, NHS and social care regional and national research systems. Our work is supported by our dementia advisory board consisting of people with dementia and carers which meets at the University.

    Group and centre

    Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Dependable Intelligent Systems

    The Dependable Intelligent Systems group is pioneering a novel synthesis of model-based and bio-inspired technologies, known as HiP-HOPS, for the design and analysis of complex dependable systems.

    Group and centre

    School of Engineering and Computer Science

    Computer Science

    Faculty of Science and Engineering

  • Developing Care and Practice research

    Our research considers the needs and perspectives of those who deliver care and support to people living with long-term health conditions, and practice approaches that can lead to improvements in care and support. This includes a focus on developing the support available to family/informal carers, as well the practice of paid staff and practitioners, and exploring new approaches in the provision of health and social care.

    Group and centre

    Faculty of Health Sciences

  • E. A. Milne Centre for Astrophysics

    The E.A. Milne Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Hull is taking a fresh and dynamic approach to the big questions that have fascinated humankind for thousands of years.

    Group and centre

    School of Mathematics and Physical Sciences

    Physics and Astrophysics

    Faculty of Science and Engineering

  • Energy and Environment Institute

    Leading efforts to tackle global environmental resilience and energy sustainability

    Institute

    Energy and Environment

    earth arcade, flash flood, river in a box, protect our planet, globe, environment, energy, flood, currents, ocean, climate change, energy estuary, waste, reocver, environmental resilience, energy sustainability

  • G. W. Gray Centre for Advanced Materials

    Our impact is measured in our interactions with industry and society, as well as in our development of early career researchers looking to become future leaders in advanced materials science.

    Group and centre

    Chemistry

    Faculty of Science and Engineering

  • Gender, Place and Memory 1400-1900

    Gender, Place and Memory 1400-1900 is an interdisciplinary research cluster which brings together researchers working on women’s histories and historical geographies.

    History

    Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

  • Health and Social Well-being in Long Term Conditions research

    This strand of our research is concerned with social, physical and emotional wellbeing, as well as the development of social networks and approaches to improving social isolation, often experienced by people living with long term conditions. This includes an interest in innovative and creative approaches to improving wellbeing, such as the use of music and other arts- based interventions.

    Group and centre

    Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Hull International Fisheries Institute

    Hull International Fisheries Institute undertakes a range of research, education, training and consultancy, covering disciplines in the fields of natural resources, fisheries and the environment.

    Group and centre

    School of Environmental Sciences

    Biological and Environmental Science

    Faculty of Science and Engineering

  • Institute for Clinical and Applied Health Research

    Welcome to the Institute for Clinical and Applied Health Research - a hub dedicated to supporting specialist applied health research.

    Institute

    Hull York Medical School

    Health, Nursing and Midwifery

    Clinical and Applied Health Research

    Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Institute of Applied Ethics

    The institute draws together over 100 research associates to interpret the application of ethical considerations, reasons, principles, values and ideals to policy and practice.

    Group and centre

    School of Law and Politics

    Politics

    Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

  • Lab on a Chip

    Hull has been widely recognised as a pioneering leader in lab-on-a-chip. Our research evolves around the study of microfluidic devices which allow precise handling of liquids at microscopic scales.

    Group and centre

    School of Life Sciences

    Chemistry

    Faculty of Science and Engineering

  • Larkin Centre for Poetry and Creative Writing

    Research at the Larkin Centre champions the power of poetry and creative writing as vehicles for community engagement and cultural transformation.

    Group and centre

    School of Histories, Languages and Cultures

    English and Creative Writing

    Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

  • Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarships Centre for Water Cultures

    Water Cultures explores humanity’s relationships with water in the ‘green-blue’ regions of the world, past, present and future.

    Group and centre

    School of Arts

    English and Creative Writing

    Energy and Environment

    Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

  • Maternal and Reproductive Health

    Maternal and Reproductive Health group conduct research into diverse areas of reproductive, maternal and sexual health relevant to contemporary clinical practice and service development.

    Group and centre

    School of Health and Social Work

    Health, Nursing and Midwifery

    Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Mathematics

    Mathematics at Hull has a long history research in pure and applied mathematics, as well as probability and statistics. Our impact is measured in our interactions with industry and society.

    Group and centre

    School of Mathematics and Physical Sciences

    Mathematics

    Faculty of Science and Engineering

  • New Energies

    Our energy group works across a broad range of areas including new energy materials, carbon budget imbalance, oil and gas, and low carbon generation such as renewable technologies.

    Group and centre

    Chemical Engineering

    Faculty of Science and Engineering

  • People Analytics and Psychometrics Laboratory (PAPsy Lab)

    The main goal of our work is thus to approximate these major fields of research (Psychometrics, Statistics, and People Analytics) into a cohesive framework, providing descriptive, predictive and prescriptive solutions to business.

    Group and centre

    Hull University Business School

    Psychology

    Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

  • Personal Technologies

    One in four adults do not meet the recommendations for physical activity set. We aim to understand how wearable technologies - such as smartwatches - can influence physical activity behaviour.

    Group and centre

    School of Life Sciences

    Sport, Health and Exercise Science

    Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Plastics in the Environment Research Group

    We are a group of interdisciplinary researchers that focus on the environmental and social impact of plastics.

    Group and centre

    School of Environmental Sciences

    Environmental Science

    Faculty of Science and Engineering

  • Positron Emission Tomography Research Centre

    The PET Research Centre is a medical-imaging research facility. Our mission is to improve both the availability and the capabilities of nuclear imaging of cancer and cardiac disease.

    Group and centre

    Biomedical and Forensic Science

    Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Psychology of Health, Mental Health and Wellbeing

    Group and centre

    Psychology

    Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Renewable Energy and Storage Technologies Group

    Our research aims to improve the performance and reduce the cost of marine renewable energy, and develop new technologies for efficient future energy use.

    Group and centre

    School of Engineering and Computer Science

    Environmental Science

    Faculty of Science and Engineering

  • Richard Hoggart Centre for Comparative Cultural Studies

    Our work is directed towards social justice and challenges that make a difference to people's lives, from teaching English to migrant communities, to establishing reading groups with prison inmates.

    Group and centre

    School of Arts

    English and Creative Writing

    Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

  • Social and Psychological Research in Long Term Conditions (SPARC)

    More people are living longer with multiple conditions which reduce quality of life. Our research explores the experience, and impact, of living with chronic, long-term, conditions.

    Group and centre

    Hull York Medical School

    Social Work

    Clinical and Applied Health Research

    Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Sport Psychology and Coaching

    The Sport Psychology and Coaching group is broadly concerned with the wellbeing of both athletes and coaches. Much of our research assesses the impact of sport on human functioning.

    Group and centre

    School of Life Sciences

    Sport, Health and Exercise Science

    Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Sustainable Production and Consumption

    Sustainable Production and Consumption group is committed to promoting interdisciplinary research and innovative knowledge exchange activities for the sustainable production and consumption of food.

    Group and centre

    Hull University Business School

    Accounting and Finance

    Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

  • The lived experience of Multi-morbidities research

    Multi-morbidity, or living with two or more chronic conditions, is a rapidly growing feature of health care both globally and in the UK where there are ageing populations. In addition to having significant socio-economic impacts, multi-morbidity reduces quality of life and physical functioning, increases mortality rates, hospital admissions, psychological distress and polypharmacy. It also affects the quality of life of the families and carers of those affected. This research programme recognises the importance of undertaking research on multi-morbidity challenging the orientation of single disease models, which dominate healthcare worldwide. The University of Hull has invested £180,000 in three full-time PhD Scholarships into this programme of research. We have prioritised the collection of voices of people living with multi-morbidities and their families and carers through focusing on three specific areas of research (1) multi-morbidity and dementia (2) multi-morbidity and mental health in midlife (3) multi-morbidity and social inequality.

    Group and centre

    Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Treatied Spaces: Environment and Peoples in America, 1607 - The Present

    Group and centre

    School of Histories, Languages and Cultures

    History

    Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

  • Virtual Augmented Reality and Simulation (VARS)

    We focus on the application of augmented, virtual and mixed reality, simulation and visualization environments to genuine end-user problems, and the new tools, techniques and theories needed for their construction.

    Group and centre

    School of Engineering and Computer Science

    Computer Science

    Faculty of Science and Engineering

  • Wilberforce Institute

    Discover how the Wilberforce Institute's research at the University of Hull is advancing the fundamental knowledge of slavery and emancipation.

    Institute

    WISE

  • Culture, Place and Policy Institute

    Culture, Place and Policy Institute (CPPI) at the University of Hull stimulates research on cultural activities, cultural policy and culture-led urban and regional development across the University

    Institute

    Culture, Place and Policy

  • Logistics Institute

    As a world-class institution, the institute tackles industry problems through research, education and training, industry grants and funding, enterprise consultancy and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships.

    Institute

    Logistics

  • Maritime and Marine Institute

    The Maritime and Marine Institute capitalises on Hull’s unique combination of physical location, maritime history and marine resources.

    Institute

    Maritime and Marine