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

Professor Paul Wood will talk about 3D printing and additive manufacturing research at the University of Derby's Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Engineering; covering applications and fundamental research in the transport, infrastructure and medical sectors and the impact of this research on the beneficiaries.

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public lecture

In this lecture, Professor Carley Foster will discuss the role of retail in the community. Rather than viewing retail as simply a transaction between the buyer and seller, she will explore how retail experiences can be co-created so that the retailer can embed themselves within the community and protect themselves from turbulent trading conditions.

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public lecture

Professor Stephan Reiff-Marganiec discusses the great emergence of smart technology, the opportunity it provides to improve our daily lives, but also the human worries that are increasingly associated with it.

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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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Academics at the University of Derby have been ranked amongst the most highly-cited scientists in the world, according to research by Stanford University. 

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More diverse activity programmes which suit individual needs are needed to enable more people to improve their health.

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Non-clinical measures to help teachers and other professionals working with children are not enabling them to catch all the detail needed to assess self-referential emotions displayed by a child.

The University's Nature Connectedness Research Group is working with the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the Bronze Oak Project for an initiative due to launch in the Spring.

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Richard Self, recently ranked the UK's second most influential technology academic, criticises the data model used to analyse coronavirus pandemic information. 

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