Research Showcase

Our research brings together experts from different backgrounds to tackle global problems that impact lives.


Multidisciplinary cross faculty Research Institutes

Data Science Institute

Our world-class Data Science research sets the global standard, with a truly interdisciplinary approach to contemporary data-driven research challenges.

Institute for Social Futures

We bring high-quality social science theory and research into productive relations with science, technology, health and management, to improve thinking, visioning, analysis and data relating to futures.

Material Science Institute

The Materials Science Institute brings together academics from across Lancaster University to further our world leading materials science research.

Multidisciplinary research centres

Centre for Ageing Research

The Centre for Ageing Research conducts high quality interdisciplinary research and promotes research-led teaching around ageing, older people and age-related disease.


Mobilities encompasses analysis of the global, national and local movements of people, objects, capital, information and material things combining to engender the economic and social patterning of life.

Energy Lancaster

Energy Lancaster brings together Lancaster University's cutting-edge expertise in a wide range of energy related areas covering the demand and supply of energy.

Security Lancaster

Security Lancaster delivers research and education that innovates and creatively challenges the way that individuals, organisations and societies secure and protect themselves.

Research in academic departments

Arts and Social Sciences

FASS has several specialist research centres conducting nationally and internationally-acclaimed research.

Health and Medicine

FHM combines a unique blend of internationally acclaimed expertise, approaching problems from novel directions, thereby adding value to our research, teaching and impact.

Management School

LUMS is the most research-intensive business school in the UK, according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014.

Science and Technology

FST works with the University to further scientific knowledge and translate it into applicable solutions for the economy and environment.