The University of Bradford has three research themes:
These research themes span our four academic faculties; Life Sciences, Health Studies, Management, Law and Social Sciences and Engineering and Informatics, find details of specific research areas within faculties below.
Health and Care
With a strong track record in health research and a major provider of healthcare practitioners to UK and global healthcare industries our academic vision seeks to develop new models of health care delivery, health promotion and technology enabled treatment modalities.
This focus will reduce the burden of avoidable illness, reduce health inequalities and enhance the effectiveness of health and care interventions.
The Engineered Environment
Our innovative engineering research advances the fundamental understanding of engineering and applied science to create technological solutions to real world problems and needs.
Through engaging in multi-disciplinary learning and research, our undergraduate and postgraduate students develop the creative capabilities that enable them to gain outstanding skills and expertise in engineering design, innovation, management and problem solving.
Importantly, we foster meaningful partnerships with industry and commerce to co-develop and apply our technology, engineering and management expertise.
The academic theme of Sustainable Societies includes innovation and expertise in fields such as sociology, business and economics, archaeology and heritage and peace and development. Our research supports growth in economic, political and relational well-being for current and future generations through globally-relevant resources and initiatives.
Faculty of Engineering and Digital Technologies
- AI and Visual Computing
- Healthcare Technology Innovation
- Advanced Materials
- Smart Industrial Systems
- Sustainable Environment
Faculty of Health Studies
Faculty of Life Sciences
- The Life Course - Cells to Systems in Health and Disease
- The Interface of Chemistry, Biology and Materials
- Computational and Data-Driven Science
- Health, Society, People and Place