University of South Wales Research Groups

The University of South Wales has a thriving research community. The webpages of the various research centres and groups provide a brief insight into their key research themes, main areas of interest, and principal aims.


Creative Industries

Research Centres

Centre for the Study of Media and Culture in Small Nations
George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling
European Centre for Photographic Research

Research Units

Communication, Cultural and Media Studies Research Group
Performance and Screen Media Research Group
Theatre and Media Drama Research Group
Wales Institute for Research in Art and Design


Computing and the Digital Economy

Research Centres

Cognitive Robotics Research Centre
George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling
Mobile Computing, Communications and Networking Research Centre
Wireless and Optoelectronics Research and Innovation Centre

Research Units

Applied Mathematics and Statistics Research Group
Data Integrity and Combinatorics Research Group
Geographical Information Systems
Game and Artificial Intelligence Paradigms Research Group
Hypermedia Research Group
Information Security Research Group
Medical Imaging Research Unit
Medical Electronics and Signal Processing Research Group


Energy and Environment

Research Centres

Engineering Research Centre
Sustainable Environment Research Centre

Research Units

Life Sciences Research Group


Humanities and Social Sciences Research

Research Centres

Centre for Gender Studies in Wales
Business Accountability and Responsibility Centre
Centre for Advanced Studies in Public Policy
Centre for Criminology
Centre for Enterprise
Centre for Leadership Innovation and Management Behaviours
Centre for Research in Entrepreneurship and Marketing
Centre for Research in Futures and Innovation
Wales Transport Research Centre

Research Units

English Research Unit
History Research Group
Social Policy Research Group
Social Ethics Research Group
Learning Spaces Pedagogic Research Group


Science and Health

Research Centres

Centre for Research & Innovation in Care Sciences
The Dyscovery Centre
Newport Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Research

Research Units

Care Sciences Research Unit
Clinical Technology & Diagnostics Research Unit
Genomics Policy Research Unit
Health Economics & Policy Research Unit
Psychology Research Group
Sport, Health and Exercise Science Research Group
Unit for Development in Intellectual Disabilities
Healthcare Education Research Group