The University of Wolverhampton

Research Institutes and Centres at the University of Wolverhampton

Our research encompasses a broad range of disciplines, focusing on aspects of life that affect us all. Over the last 20 years, we have invested heavily in growing our research activity and as a result, we now have national and international recognition for some of the research we undertake. Read on to find out more about our work.

CADRE: Centre for Art, Design, Research & Experimentation

Studying the effect of art and design on society by investigating a broad range of artistic practices that influence the way we think, feel and behave. Find out more about CADRE.

Built Environment, Information Systems and Learning Technology Research Centre

How technology impacts on people, society and the environment, covering civil engineering, architecture, urban planning and technology-mediated training. Find out more.

Management Research Centre (MRC)

Covering all aspects of business and the workplace, including entrepreneurship, corporate governance and ethics, industrial relations and international business. Find out more about the MRC.

CeDARE: Centre for Developmental & Applied Research in Education

Harnesses the experience and knowledge of the University's Institute of Education and packages it for the benefit of educational establishments, large and small. Find out more about CeDARE.

CRADLE: Centre for Research and Development in Lifelong Education

Focuses on research into further education policy and practice, with a particular emphasis on the early years of a teacher or trainer’s career. Find out more about CRADLE.

Centre for Film, Media, Discourse and Culture

Interdisciplinary research seeking to understand how different people, together with their experiences and cultures, are represented in society. Find out more.

CTTR: Centre for Transnational and Transcultural Research

A number of disciplines come together to investigate internationalism, cosmopolitanism and other ways of thinking about culture and identity - both in history and in the present. Find out more about CTTR.

RiCH: Cluster for Research in Cultures and Humanities

Building bridges between a range of areas including journalism, creative writing, cultural studies, english, european studies, media and philosophy. Find out more about RiCH.

CARE: Centre for Applied Research and Education in Dementia

A focal point for work related to dementia research and education within the University. Find out more about CARE in Dementia.

CHSCI: Centre for Health and Social Care Improvement

Promoting excellence in health and social care research, with a focus on both the science and the art of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting health and social wellbeing. Find out more about CHSCI.

Neuro-oncology Research Centre

Leading the way in identifying the genetic causes of brain tumours and the treatments to deal with them. Find out more about our pioneering research into brain tumours.


Applied and theoretical research including health psychology, counselling psychology, cognitive psychology, cyberpsychology, forensic psychology, and intellectual and developmental disabilities. Find out more about research in psychology.

RIHS: Research Institute in Healthcare Science

Pioneering research in the niche areas of healthcare science and practice, which contribute to national and international developments in patient-centred healthcare and pharmaceuticals. Find out more about RIHS.

Engineering and Computer Science Research CentreData and Security Research Hub

Data is increasingly present and used in every facet of our lives in the modern world, and is a pressing issue as more and more business is conducted online and more data is gathered on individuals and can be shared easily through different technological means. The Data and Security Research Hub recognises the importance and increase reliance that businesses have on data and information. Find out more

Engineering and Computer Science Research Centre

The purpose of this centre is to research aspects of Engineering and Computer Science pertaining to their application to the development of innovative technologies through application of aspects of material science, engineering, games technology and computer science to the realisation of tangible and virtual systems or system parts. Find out more

Centre for Historical Research

Bringing together researchers working in areas that include conflict studies, terrorism, labour history, and retailing and consumption. Find out more about the Centre for Historical Research.

CHORD: Centre for the History of Retailing and Distribution

Giving impetus to the study of the history of retailing and distribution, and acting as a point of contact between scholars in Britain and abroad, whatever their period of interest. Find out more about CHORD.

First World War research group

A new area of research launched to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. The group hosts several study days throughout the year. Find out more about the First World War research group.

RIILP: Research Institute in Information and Language Processing

Using advanced computer technology to understand human language and internet-based language, as well as for carrying out social science research. Find out more about RIILP.

RCSEP: Research Centre for Sport, Exercise and Performance

Established to develop research into the complexities associated with the issues of performance and health in sport, exercise and dance. Find out more about RCSEP.

CASR: Centre for Applied Social Research

Applied social research in deaf studies and interpreting, social policy, sociology and other related topics. Find out more about CASR.

Law Research Centre

The focal point for legal research at the University of Wolverhampton - specifically corporate and commercial law, criminal justice and human rights. Find out more about research in law.

CISPP: Central Institute for the Study of Public Protection

Exploring the fields of criminal justice, criminology, forensic science, policing, fire and rescue, safeguarding, armed forces, security, terrorism and consumer protection. Find out more about CISPP.

Centre for Natural Resources Law and Management

Law and management studies that impact on socio-economic policies, international politics, the environment, and human lives. Find out more.