Research Centres


Innovation through Collaboration

At the University of Lincoln, we are proud to be home to world-class researchers who are making significant contributions to their subject areas. 

Our researchers collaborate through a dynamic range of Centres, Institutes and Groups which together form a rich, collegiate environment where research carried out by our academics, students and partners is nurtured.

Whether exploring global health challenges or technological advancements for agriculture, they are hubs for pioneering new studies which bring together expertise from across the University to make progress that is changing the world in which we live. 

Here, you can explore a complete directory of the Research Centres, Institutes and Groups that are active at Lincoln. You can also explore research at College and School level on the inidividual College and School pages. 

Research Centres

The University of Lincoln’s Research Centres bring together our most significant areas of expertise. With a broad focus on key areas of study, these Centres enable interdisciplinary groups of leading academics to collaborate and undertake world-first research as they strive to address major national and international challenges. 


College of Arts Research Centres

Research in the School of Architecture and the Built Environment is undertaken through three overlapping research themes: Sustainable Architecture and Built Environment: buildings and cities, Culture, Society and Space, Construction Science: technology, materials and management. Staff work collaboratively across the themes, with other schools within the University, and with other institutions nationally and internationally. Find out more.

The Centre for Art & Design Research is the home for research spanning the creative and theoretical disciplines of Art and Design with the aim of supporting and developing a top class research-led academic community. CADR provides support for academic staff and research students enabling collaboration in an inter-disciplinary, cross-disciplinary and discursive environment. Find out more.

The Centre forms a focus for our research in conservation, cultural history and the application of this research through the heritage sector. Conservators, scientists and historians work closely together to share the strengths of their respective methodologies. The Centre also houses the Historic and Ancient Materials Research Group and a growing archive of paint and wallpaper samples from historic interiors across the country. Find out more

Researchers in the Centre for Research in Journalism aim to examine the history of journalism in all its forms and to understand the changing nature of the media, assessing the impact this is having around the world socially, politically and economically. Find out more.

The Centre for Performance explores performance in practical and applied contexts. Our work interacts with many communities and engages in a variety of performance modes through various different media. Find out more.

College of Science Research Centres

Specialising in the capture, transmission, processing and understanding of image, video and other high-dimensional data, LoVE focuses on several application areas including: healthcare; scientific; security and environmental monitoring; as well as the design/supply/testing of novel CMOS imagers and systems. Find out more.

L-CAS specialises in perception, learning, decision-making and control for autonomous systems, such as robots, and the integration of these capabilities in applications including agri-food, healthcare, intelligent transportation, logistics, nuclear robotics and service robotics. Find out more.

LCWPH will focus on solving the most pressing global environmental and societal problems emerging from the world’s largest rivers (WLRs). These include climate change impacts on extreme floods and droughts, flood-related contamination from metal mining and processing, water-borne and vector-borne diseases affecting humans and animals, where riverine environments provide the principal habitat. Find out more

College of Social Science Research Centres 

The Community and Health Research Unit (CaHRU) is the research centre for applied and translational research in primary, prehospital and older people’s care in the School of Health and Social Care. Its mission is to increase people’s health and well-being by improving the quality, performance and systems of care across the health, social and third sector care services through world leading interdisciplinary research. Find out more

Lincoln Centre for Environmental Law and Justice - The focus of the Centre is on environmental law and justice, recognising the multi-jurisdictional, interdisciplinary and societal nature of many environmental issues. Find out more

University Centres

The Eleanor Glanville Centre is an interdisciplinary centre for inclusion, diversity and equality at the University of Lincoln. Its overarching purpose is to drive cultural change across the institution to further our strategic ambitions in terms of inclusion and diversity. The Centre brings together equality mandates and innovation with interdisciplinary research and scholarly activities, embedding and developing a more inclusive culture within the core business of the University.

Eleanor Glanville Centre

The Lincoln Institute for Advanced Studies (LIAS) supports the curiosity that drives research at the University of Lincoln.

The Institute encompasses all disciplines within the University, promoting creativity and interdisciplinarity in research. It seeks to extend the public reach of the University through dissemination activities and external collaborations.

Lincoln Institute for Advanced Studies

Research Institutes

Our Research Institutes bring together academic talents from across a range of disciplines to solve problems of global importance. Together our researchers are helping to create a stronger, healthier and more sustainable world.

The Lincoln Higher Education Research Institute (LHERI) has been established to foster and support existing and new higher education research at Lincoln; providing a platform for excellent and useful research being undertaken at the University (independently or with external partners). LHERI aims to develop expertise and impact through guidance and support to colleagues and by facilitating effective internal and external partnerships.

Lincoln Higher Education Research Institute

The LIAT includes academics and researchers from across the Lincoln Business School, Schools of Computer Science, Engineering, and Life Sciences, and the National Centre of Food Manufacturing, who are all cooperatively working to develop new technological solutions for the food and agricultural industries.

Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology

Comprising research groups from across all Colleges of the University, as well as staff from all NHS Trusts within Lincolnshire, the LIH provides a platform for internationally excellent, multi-disciplinary research focussed on health issues of national and international importance.

Lincoln Institute for Health

Research Groups

Researchers specialising in a range of areas come together to progress key areas of study, share knowledge, and develop their expertise. These focussed Research Groups are key to our dynamic research strategy at the University of Lincoln.