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In line with our social and civic mission, we are working closely with local and national government, charities and service providers, as well as cultural and arts organisations to transform lives, economies and communities.

Through a deep understanding of creativity, place and heritage and an interrogation of social, cultural and public policy, this work contributes to community and regional development and offers insight into the regeneration and rebirth of towns and cities shaped by industrialisation and the global movement of people.


Research theme lead


Dr Anthony Lloyd

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Research centres

Centre for Applied Psychological Science

The Centre for Applied Psychological Science (CAPS) bridges the gap between theoretical research and applied practice by providing evidence-based solutions to societal challenges.

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Centre for Culture and Creativity

Connecting researchers and practitioners from across the arts and humanities, the Centre for Culture and Creativity seeks to enrich cultural understanding, increase cultural engagement, enhance public debate, further creative and applied practice, and drive positive social change.

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Centre for Social Innovation

The Centre for Social Innovation collaboratively seeks new avenues for public innovation surrounding contemporary national and international challenges which threaten the physical and emotional security of individuals, communities and societies.

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