Our research community

We have a vibrant research environment with over 330 doctoral students and more than 250 research-active staff. We organise regular events and opportunities for networking and development to support you on your research journey.

Celebrating our research

We firmly believe in celebrating and raising awareness of our research achievements, both to sustain a positive and thriving research community within the University and to ensure that our research makes far-reaching and significant impacts in the wider world.

We highlight our research through a number of activities, such as:

Research events

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public lecture

This event has been postponed and a new date will be confirmed in due course.

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All the Small Things is an exhibition of artworks, designs, films and music at Artcore's Derby- based, city centre gallery. The exhibition presents the exciting and diverse work produced by staff in the School of Arts at the University of Derby.

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public lecture

Professor Flora Huang will discuss the profound implications of Stock Connect to local and global financial markets and the legal impediments to its implementation.

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public lecture

Professor Kate Moss will discuss her research on the hidden crisis of women’s homelessness and one of the major precipitators, domestic abuse.

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From the future of energy supply to connecting with nature - what our researchers are working on.

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Our latest research news

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Findings of international collaboration is attracting interest from law enforcement agencies across the world.

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Two-year project will use data to develop a predictive system for monitoring dialysis patients' blood pressure levels.

Research into our connection with nature is helping staff at UK's largest conservation charity to understand how people experience places.

The Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) illustrates how higher education institutions support their communities and regions, with Derby performing well in the Local Growth and Working With Business categories.  

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