The Library

Research and PhD Support

Research at the forefront

At Leeds Beckett University we are committed to building our reputation and research profile; within our region, nationally and internationally. With over 600 academic staff we cover a wide range of research disciplines.

In the last Research Assessment Exercise, the ‘quality, reach and significance’ of much of our research was rated as ‘world-class’. We are continuing to expand and enhance our research base through our Institutes and Centres, creating a strong and sustainable research environment for our staff and students.

We have strong commercial links and our research is applied directly to industry, giving practical solutions and innovations to businesses; and we add value to the local economy through education, research and knowledge transfer.

Here you will find links to a dedicated series of web pages focusing on selected themes and comprising a range of relevant information and including institutional research outputs.

If you have an idea for a themed collection of research outputs please contact us.

Focus On Leeds Beckett research

Welcome to our 'Focus On...' page, which highlights the diverse and exciting research produced by Leeds Beckett academic staff.

Each of the links below will take you to a devoted page to a particular area of research (sometimes related to annual day/weeks/months of celebration and remembrance), including books in our Library and open access publications.

Politics and International Relations

Health Information

LGBT History

Health & Fitness

Black History

Mental Health 

Childhood Obesity

Rio Olympics

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

Dementia Awareness

Autism Awareness


International Women's Day

Body Image and Eating Disorder Awareness

The Carnegie Adolescent Rugby Research (CARR) Conference: Applying Research into Practice

Contemporary Masculinity

50 years of Speech and Language Therapy

Prison Research Network

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0113 812 4731