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Research and Innovation

Bradford research shaping future societies

With a rich history of making knowledge work, our mission is simple: to drive sustainable social and economic development through outstanding teaching, research and innovation. As a friendly, inclusive institution, we enable our staff, students and partners – individuals and organisations – to make a difference through collaboration. The pioneering city of Bradford inspires us to change the world for the better. And our peers, partners and regulators recognise the quality of what we do. Find out more about the University of Bradford and its heritage

The Research and Innovation Services team are here to facilitate new ideas by supporting our research community and sharing their stories, working with businesses and communities to develop projects that have real impact and ensuring all research is of the highest quality standards. See more below and feel free to contact us with any enquiries.

Business and community

Utilising our expertise for your projects, including knowledge transfer partnerships, consultancy and more.

Support for researchers

Funding, personal development, legal assistance and marketing for academics and research students.

Strategy and quality

Including our mission and objectives, and how our research integrity and metrics are measured.

Postgraduate research degrees

How to submit a research proposal or apply for a PhD project at the University of Bradford.

Research news

Our research innovations have a positive impact on society, read some of our recent success stories below.

Cancer discoveries updated - Prof Rob Falconer

Work at the Institute of Cancer Therapeutics in targeted prodrugs.

Academic Profile - Professor Eva Kipnis

A chat with Professor of Marketing Eva Kipnis about her research interests.

New CT scanner to be used on mummies

A UK first for the School of Archaeological and Forensic Sciences.

Polymer research - update from Dr Tom Swift

The latest on work with Trio Healthcare and Project CAYMAN.

More research stories

Find more stories on our research impact page, our research archive, or in our research and innovation newsletter.

Research themes

Our three research themes reflect the University's research strengths.

On each of the below theme pages you can find out more about our research centres and state-of-the-art facilities, and explore stories about how our research and innovation has an impact in society.

Health and Care

Examples of innovations that improve quality of life and save lives.

The Engineered Environment

Technological solutions to real world issues.

Sustainable Societies

Supporting growth in economic, political and relational well-being for now and the future.

Get in touch

Please contact us in the following ways if you would like more information.