Research interests and expertise
Kingston University carries out a wide range of research and offers a wealth of expertise. Many of our researchers have common or complementary interests and work together in teams.
In this section:
How our research is structured
Centres of Research Excellence
These are our established research groupings – our pillars of research strength. Our Centres provide a stimulating and supportive environment that nurtures the highest quality research. Each Centre acts as a hub for researchers, from students to professors, ensuring a dynamic, sustainable research base and active knowledge sharing.
Research centres, groups, institutes and clusters
We have many other active research centres, groups, institutes and clusters. Some of these carry out very specialist research and sit within larger Centre structures; others are more fluid in nature. Groups of researchers may come together to work on particular projects or to pursue emerging areas of enquiry. Over time a grouping may grow and become recognised as a Centre of Research Excellence.
Research in faculties
Although research at the University is often multidisciplinary, the faculties have an
important role in the management and communication of research. Find out
more on the dedicated faculty research pages.
- Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
- Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
- Kingston Business School and Law School
- Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education
- Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing
Browse our research centres and groups
For the purposes of this website, our centres and groups have been organised into the broad subject areas below. Please note this is an artificial classification; due to their specialist nature, research teams may actually fall across or between pure disciplines.