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Research Groups

Research Departments

Members of the CSRC are drawn from active research groups in disciplines such as Computer Science, Communication Systems, Physics, Psychology, Politics Philosophy & Religion, Health & Medicine, and Management Science, with concentrations from Psychology and Computer Science

  • Computing & Communication

    We are a world-leading department, highly-ranked for research and teaching. Our academic staff have worked in some of the most prestigious institutions in the world.

  • Medical School

    Lancaster Medical School conducts research into biomedicine, social and ethical aspects of health and medicine, and medical education.

  • Management School

    An internationally-leading Management School, recognised as one of the few business schools in the world to hold quadruple accreditation.

  • Physics

    Lancaster University's Physics Department is one of the top in the UK for research. REF2021 rated 100% of our research environments as either being world-leading or internationally excellent.

  • Politics, Philosophy and Religion

    The Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion (PPR) was formed in 2010, merging the old departments of Politics and International Relations, Philosophy, and Religious Studies.

  • Psychology

    According to the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 87% of our Psychology Department's publications were rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.

Multi-Disciplinary Research Groups

The unique blend of inter-disciplinary, systems-centred and resilience-focused research on cyber security has led to a range of innovative research programmes – establishing Lancaster as a leading international centre in cyber security research.

  • Behavioral Science

    The research group comprises members who are internationally recognised for their work in security, social and moral decision-making.

  • Biomedical Identification

    Ground-breaking multi-disciplinary research in relation to the forensic identification of individuals from images of their anatomy in child abuse cases.

  • Communication Systems

    Lancaster's Communication Systems Research Group focuses on the design, analysis and optimisation of future communication systems

  • Data Science

    Data Science focuses on new methods, algorithms and applications of transforming data in real-time and autonomously to meet real-world needs.

  • Management Science

    Management Science has five main overall research areas, with Operational Risk focusing on analysing risk and its management.

  • Networking

    The Networking group have a diverse range of interests, from cutting-edge computer networking technologies to understanding new deployment context.

  • Pervasive Systems

    The Pervasive Computing group at Lancaster conducts world-class research into the design, development, deployment and evaluation of mobile and pervasive computing systems.

  • Politics, Philosophy & Religion

    Our interdisciplinary research brings together scholars who work across the disciplines with an aim to improve policies for promoting peace and security.

  • Quantum Encryption

    Lancaster University's Physics Department is one of the top in the UK for research, including Quantum Information Processing and Quantum Cryptography.

  • Systems Security Group

    The group integrates research in many areas to address contemporary issues relating to the security of individuals, organisations and society.

  • Software Engineering

    The group has significant strengths in human factors, software engineering, sociotechnical & decentralized systems, product lines, and software reliability via techniques such as automated defect prediction.