Research showcase

We have entered a new and exciting era for research at the University of Derby. Research is a fundamental part of our identity as an academic institution and the work we do has a real impact.

Aiming high

Our exciting range of research projects has helped us in pursuit of our overall aim:

In the last decade, we have increased our annual research income by 172% and our latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) results were our best ever, with three-quarters of our output judged to be at least ‘internationally significant’.

Our latest research news

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Professor Kathryn Mitchell opens series with lecture on her psychological research to help people suffering chronic or degenerative diseases

A new study published in the Journal for Geographical Research: Biogeosciences has shed new light on how microorganisms move through dryland landscapes attached to wind-blown dust and then alter the surfaces that they land on.

A previously undiscovered disease which threatens the health of coral reefs has been found by researchers from the University of Derby. Grey patch disease has been discovered affecting coral in Micronesia.

Maltese audiences get the chills with theatrical Sèance from University of Derby lecturer

This Halloween, horror superfans are set to have their steady nerves tested with a new one man show exploring the Victorian Séance by University of Derby lecturer, Dr Thomas Craig.

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Study shows that noticing wildlife and nature in open areas can be good for your mental health.

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We are particularly interested in applications for doctoral research that address specific areas.

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