Research Centres and Institutes

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Accelerator Applications thumb International Institute for Accelerator Applications
The Huddersfield International Institute for Accelerator Applications (IIAA) brings together research in accelerator science and engineering, from low energy devices in its own laboratories to the highest energy machines at sites around the world, including the LHC in Geneva and the ESS in Lund.

IRCAS Institute for Research in Citizenship and Applied Human Sciences (IRCAHS)
The mission of the Institute for Research in Citizenship and Applied Human Sciences (IRCAHS) is to facilitate and support research excellence and inter-disciplinary research collaboration across the social and human sciences

Institute of Railway Research Institute of Railway Research (IRR)
The Institute of Railway Research (IRR) at the University of Huddersfield was formed in August 2012 with the aim to become a world leading centre of railway engineering research. 

SIS Skin Interface Sciences

Institute for Skin integrity and infection prevention  

The Institute for Skin integrity and infection prevention was formed in 2014, as a collaboration between the School of Human and Health Sciences, School of Computing and Engineering and School of Applied Sciences. 

Secure Societies Institute

Secure Societies Institute

The Secure Societies Institute (SSI) is an inter-disciplinary research platform committed to developing a secure society for all, working with practitioners and policy makers in the fields of terrorism, crime, sustainability, design and security

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Turbocharger Research Institute (TRI)

The Turbocharger Research Institute (TRI) at The University of Huddersfield has been established to develop training to support companies at the forefront of this world-leading technology and to conduct research relating to the use of turbochargers



Applied Criminology Centre

Since its establishment in 1994, the Applied Criminology Centre (ACC) has built up a strong portfolio of applied research and evaluation in the fields of criminology and policing.


Applied Childhood, Youth and Family Research, Centre for 

The Centre for Applied Childhood, Youth and Family Research (CACYFR)  is nationally and internationally renowned for producing research, policy and practice that promotes social equality and the wellbeing of children and families.


Applied Psychological Research, Centre for

The Centre for Applied Psychological Research (CAPR) aims to promote and develop the use of psychological theories and principles in real-world settings.


Applied Research in Health, Centre for

The Centre for Applied Health Research (CARH) aims to promote and develop the use of health theories and principles in real-world settings.

Academy for British and Irish Studies
The Academy for British and Irish Studies provides a response to debates concerning identity, citizenship, nationhood and ethnicity


Condensed Matter and Material Physics Research Centre
CMMP researchers prepare and characterise materials of fundamental, technological and cultural significance, exploiting extensive in-house experimental facilities

Creative Interdisciplinary Research Centre

Creative Interdisciplinary Research Centre
The Creative Interdisciplinary Research Centre (CIRC) is founded on a critical presence that aims to traverse the dominant disciplines of art, design and architecture while simultaneously enabling the margins of different practices to co-exist.

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Center for Biomarker Research
One of the major challenges facing society today is that as we age the incidence of disease increases. These diseases include dementia, psychiatric disorders, cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and chronic pain.

Fashion Thinking

Centre for Fashion and Costume Thinking
The Centre for Fashion Thinking focuses upon four key research areas: Costume and Performance, Pattern Cutting and Technologies, Fashion Ecology, Fashion Economies and Business Engagement.

Global Disaster Resilience Centre (GDRC) 
What would it be like to live in a world in which government authorities, businesses, communities and individuals work together to create a society that is able to withstand the effects of unforeseen events and threats?

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Graphical Thinking Research Centre (G)
G is a newly formed research group. Composed of graphic designers, theorists, photographers, artists and art historians, is the first research group to be developed in graphics within the School.

The Centre for Efficiency and Performance Engineering (CEPE)

Efficiency and Performance Engineering, The Centre for
With an international reputation as a world leader in the field of plant condition and performance monitoring, we aim to advance the scope and sensitivity of machinery fault detection and diagnosis and of plant performance and emissions monitoring.


Innovative Design Lab
The lab conducts theory based and applied research generally into product design, and especially in the built environment, pushing the impact of design thinking and practice to new areas.

Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Advanced Metrology (CIMAM)

Innovative Manufacturing in Advanced Metrology, Centre for
The EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Advanced Metrology's rationale is to break new ground by creating the concept of the "factory on the machine" to deliver to UK industry "disruptive" solutions in the field of Total Machining and Advanced Surfaces.

High Performance Computing

High Performance Intelligent Computing, Centre for

The Centre for High-Performance Intelligent Computing aims to research and develop new methods and technology in computer science that will underpin solutions to these major societal challenges.


Huddersfield Centre for Research in Education and Society

Our research activities have a collaborative approach and are organised through our overarching ‘Huddersfield Centre for Research in Education and Society’ (HudCRES) and its three research groups: Policy; Professional Identities and Pedagogies.

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Hygiene and Disinfection Centre

We provide an industry focussed service centred on the testing and development of disinfectants, biocidal products and antimicrobial agents. 


Innovation in Information Services, Centre For

The Centre for Innovation in Information Services (CIIS) is a new research centre, created late 2012, which pulls together the individual strands of excellence in research into Library and Information that previously existed.


Intercultural Politeness Research, Centre for

The Centre provides a focal point for research and pedagogy in linguistic politeness.


Music, Gender and Identity, Centre for the Study of 
MuGI, led by Dr Lisa Colton, explores the relationship between music, gender and identity in diverse cultural and chronological contexts. Crucially, activities and research projects deal not only with the theoretical exploration of music’s relationship with aspects of identity, but also with the performative and creative contexts of music-making.

Performance research

Performance Research, Huddersfield Centre for
HuCPeR, led by Dr David Milsom, seeks to promote scholarly research into musical performance; to support projects and events that evaluate, in innovative ways, how we perform a variety of repertoire of the Western ‘art music’ traditions; to highlight the inter-dependence of theory and practice, seeking fresh, revisionist perspectives upon the performance act; and to share ideas and findings by means of academic publication and music performance.

Centre for Performance Research

Psychophysical Performance Research, Centre for
The Centre for Psychophysical Performance Research brings together researchers and practitioners to promote research into aspects of performance training and practice which recognise the inter-relation of mental and physical capacities in the performer. 


New Music, Centre for Research in 
CeReNeM, led by Professor Liza Lim, comprises world-leading artists and academics who bring an interdisciplinary perspective to research into contemporary music performance, composition and new sonic media, publishing in the areas of interactive sound design and analysis, spatialisation, improvisation, new notations, musical perception, intercultural aesthetics and multimedia work.

Centre for Precision Technologies (CPT)

Precision Technologies, Centre for

The Centre for Precision Technologies (CPT) is a centre of excellence for collaborative metrology research, solving real-world manufacturing problems through cutting edge metrology research in precision engineering. Our research is key to driving quality and cost benefits for industry by embedding metrology into manufacturing processes.

Research Centre for Productivity Improvement

This new Research Centre covers the following three broad research areas: Economics (and Finance); Operations management; Logistics, supply chain & transport.

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Social Sciences, Centre for Research in

The Centre for Research in the Social Sciences aims to promote multi-disciplinary research of national and international relevance to society.


Sculptural Thinking, Centre for Research in

Practices of carving, casting and modelling are traditionally associated with the inherited concepts of sculptural construction, but the impact of new materials on processes of production offer up different modes of thinking about sculptural form in the twenty-first century.


Stylistics Research Centre

The Centre provides a focal point for research and pedagogy in stylistics (the linguistic analysis of style in literary and non-literary discourse).

Centre for Sustainable and Resilient Communities

Sustainable and Resilient Communities, Centre for

Welcome to the Centre for Sustainable and Resilient Communities (CSRC). This Centre undertakes research and training in the areas of sustainability and resilience. 

Textile Thinking

Textile Thinking, Research Centre for

The Centre for Textile Thinking focuses upon four key areas: Science and technology, sustainable futures, craftsmanship and the handmade, enterprise and business engagement.  


Urban Design, Architecture, and Sustainability, Centre for (CUDAS)

CUDAS comprises three research themes: Urban Design, Architectural Practice and Humanities, and Sustainable Environments and Practice, which constitute the main areas of research focus in the Department of Architecture and 3D Design.

Visual and Oral History

Visual and Oral History, Centre for

Over recent decades oral history has become an increasingly important and versatile area of academic study. As well as offering new perspectives on existing discourses historians and social scientists have used the analysis of oral testimony to address a range of wider issues from debates over methodology to the relationship between memory, health and well-being.


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