Our research influences policy, changes lives and helps us to understand the world so that we can make it better. We're proud of our staff and how their work makes a difference.
Vice-President for 创新
Dave provides the strategic lead for research and innovation across the University. He is responsible for developing and delivering the University's research strategy, ensuring that the local community gains maximum benefits from research at 正规的外围app.
Vice-President for 研究
Sue leads on the University’s research activity, including research excellence, 旗舰机构, 研究 Excellence Framework (REF) preparations, grant activity and impact. She works closely with Professor Dave Petley, Vice-President for 创新.
Faculty Directors of 研究 & 创新
Our five Faculty Directors of 研究 & 创新 (FDRIs) are responsible for developing and leading research, innovation and knowledge exchange strategies for their respective research areas.
Arts and Humanities: Professor Nicola Dibben
Nicola Dibben is Professor in Music, and took up the role of Faculty Director of 研究 and 创新 in 2018.
Engineering: Professor George Panoutsos
George is Professor of Computational Intelligence, with research work focusing on interpretable and explainable machine learning including theoretical work at the interface between control systems engineering and computer science. 在过去的十年里, George's research work has been used on high profile commercial processes and products with significant engineering and societal impact.
Medicine, Dentistry and Health: Professor Paul Hatton
Professor Hatton is one of Europe’s leading bioengineers with an interdisciplinary research group working on innovative and emerging healthcare and manufacturing technologies to improve the repair and regeneration of human musculoskeletal and dental tissues.
Science: Professor Simon Foster
Simon is a Professor of Molecular Microbiology having worked for over 20 years on the molecular physiology of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), a major cause of death and disease in humans.
Social Sciences: Professor John Flint
John is currently the Co-Executive Managing Editor of the Housing Studies journal and a Trustee of the Urban Studies Foundation. He was also a member of the REF2014 sub-panel 16 and was formerly a member of the Housing Studies Association Executive Committee.