As part of our drive to build on our strengths and meet the research challenges of the coming decades, the University has established three cross-disciplinary Research Institutes.
The Institutes bring together the research excellence of individuals and groups across the University to consolidate our success in attracting major grants, further develop collaborations with partners outside Scotland, and work with end-users in the public and private sectors. The Institutes work in areas of increasing importance such as ageing and the management of long-term health conditions, promoting and protecting health and wellbeing, poverty, addictions, violence, public risk, sustainability in the built environment, interactive communications and engineering and energy systems.
The Institute for Applied Health Research reflects a depth and breadth of expertise, including contributions from clinicians in a range of health professions and disciplines across GCU, as well as having research collaborations with universities all over the world.
The Institute for Society and Social Justice Research draws on expertise across sociology, criminology, law, forensic psychology, history, politics, public policy, business and management and we have research collaborations with universities in the UK and across the world.
The Institute of Sustainable Engineering and Technology Research undertakes research in a broad range of disciplines that ensures that we minimise the impact on our environment. The research falls into three themes: engineering and energy systems; interactive and communications engineering and sustainability in the built environment research.