Breaking research boundaries
We’re tackling the big issues of today and tomorrow head on.
Health and wellbeing
From novel diagnostics to appearance research, we’re tackling the challenges of today and tomorrow, transforming health and wellbeing futures for all.Health and wellbeing
Creative industries and technologies
Creativity powers innovation, growth and human progress. Here at UWE Bristol we’re working with industry-leaders to generate new creative futures.Creative industries and technologies
Sustainability and climate change resilience
UWE Bristol are tackling the critical issues of sustainability and climate change first hand with their research.Sustainability and climate change
An active, collaborative research community. Bold, original thinkers, breaking boundaries, immersed in the now, opening the way into new futures.
This is big, brave thinking for a better future. It’s research done well. Research with the power to transform lives, transform the future.
We are asking ourselves the difficult questions and inspiring others with our areas of expertise.
Creativity powers innovation and progress. We’re creating new futures in everything from film and TV, animation and digital story-telling, games and virtual reality.
We’re living longer. But are we living better? We’re tackling the challenges of today and tomorrow from genomics and new diagnostics to advanced health technologies, transforming health and wellbeing futures for all.
The future of the planet is at stake, and we won’t get a second chance. We’re tackling the big issues of climate change, carbon reduction, sustainability and pollution head-on to protect our world for future generations.
Research case studies
Individual stories that show how we're tackling the big issues head on.
The life and work of one of the 21st century’s most canonical writers have been reconnected to the city of Bristol, amplifying the city’s cultural kudos.
Improving society’s attitudes and involving communities in rehabilitation programmes is key to preventing repeat sexual offences, say UWE Bristol researchers.
People subjected to pre-trial detention in courts across England and Wales now stand a better chance of a fair hearing thanks to research by UWE Bristol.
Public engagement in the criminal justice system has been enhanced by our work, thanks to an innovative and digitised approach to capturing the history of the UK’s courthouses.
Our researchers are working to resolve the challenge of understanding the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s, in an ever-increasing ageing population, with the hope of identifying earlier interventions for the disease.
We are helping authorities worldwide to tackle the ever-evolving problem of financial crime. Drawing on our expertise, we are turning the tables on fraudsters by empowering police forces to intervene.
From wearable technology that will give people the power to monitor their health, to futuristic composite materials that will make transport more environmentally sustainable, researchers at UWE Bristol are on the case.
We are leading the way in the design of assistive robots, understanding how people and robots can interact intuitively, safely and effectively; and designing and testing robots that will be acceptable and enjoyable to use.
Our researchers have been working with Unilever on the Dove Self-Esteem Project global education programs, addressing the psychological, social, cultural and resource-based challenges to improving self-esteem and body image among young people.
Our researchers are helping to steer the emerging field of virtual reality and the critical questions asked around power, responsibility and creative potential in a positive direction.
The findings from UWE Bristol research into children's communication have directly influenced major policy reports and have improved therapy practice.
"Our ambition is quite simply that, through our outstanding research with real-world impact, we will transform futures. Our aim is to advance knowledge, support sustainable economic growth, enhance social and cultural development, promote health and wellbeing, pursue equality and diversity, and raise the quality of built and natural environments."
Professor Martin Boddy Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise
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