Staff research

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Research clusters

In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, six of our subject areas were awarded world-leading status: Law - Art and Design - English Language and Literature - Communication, Cultural and Media Studies - History - Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts

Research projects

Our academic staff have an impressive record of external income generation, and our research has real impact. Here are some of our most recent projects:

Professor Helen Odell-Miller and Professor Amelia Oldfield won a bid valued at £200,000 from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to lead the music therapy and autism international randomised controlled trial. Helen was also recognised in the New Year’s Honours for her services to music therapy.

Our CoDE research institute are transforming the way we could listen to and engage with digital music in the future with a unique interactive music album format.

Children's book illustrator Professor Martin Salisbury released a new publication celebrating 100 Great Children's Picturebooks (pictured).

In January 2016, our LLM Course Leader Tom Serby, a researcher in sports law, gave interviews to BBC Radio Kent and BBC Three counties following an investigation by the BBC into allegations of match fixing in tennis.

Dr Mariana Lopez is conducting research on the design of an alternative to Audio Description for visually impaired film and television audiences, called audio film.

Kerstin Hacker, Course Leader for Photography exhibited her powerful series of photographs chronicling childbirth in a Prague hospital in the early 1990s for the Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2015

Cambridge School of Art and CoDE are helping filmmmakers Posh Gecko implement a brand new Motion Graphics Department.

In summer 2015, Dr Jeannette Baxter (Senior Lecturer, English and Writing), who has written widely on J.G. Ballard, was invited to get involved with two exhibitions by Phil Goss and Fay Ballard, the author's youngest daughter.

Our research clusters:

Cultures of the Digital Economy Research Institute

Policing Institute for the Eastern Region (PIER)

Centre for Children's Book Studies

The Centre for Science Fiction and Fantasy

Fine Art Research Unit

19th Century Studies Research Unit

Music for Health Research Centre

Research Unit for Intercultural and Transcultural Studies

Labour History Research Unit


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