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Our Research

Our flourishing research and scholarship culture celebrates and enables original investigation; extending knowledge fields and developing new understanding within the arts.

Research impact

AUB’s Impact Case Studies submitted to REF 2021 demonstrate the range of impacts that the University has had on cultural and industrial significance, to that of work protecting and raising awareness for minority and under-represented groups in society, to addressing workplace bullying in the creative industries.

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Understanding the value of plastics

Lambert’s research has led to the development of resources for museums to identify plastics types, develop appropriate storage...

The Urban Gypsies Sisters by Paul Wenham-Clarke

Using photography to challenge public perceptions of contemporary British Travellers

A photographic research project focused on a small group of Irish Travellers living beneath the Westway, a major route into London.

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Our Human Condition

Using photography to give those affected by genetic conditions a voice, a practice-based research project by photographer Wenham-Clarke

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Transforming Shakespearean actor training

Whitfield’s work has raised awareness of the challenges faced, but more importantly devised metacognitive strategies to support individuals

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Addressing bullying in the creative industries

Conducted prior to the revelations of the #metoo movement, this research put a spotlight on a field which historically saw little scrutiny.

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Overview

At AUB, we celebrate, support and enable research within the arts.
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Research Groups

Our Research Network brings together a range of researchers, staff, postdoctoral and graduate students develop their common interests...
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Research standards

Our Research Ethics Policy and Procedure document sets out the guiding principles for the development and conduct of research
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Research Degrees

If you aspire to know your subject in greater depth or make a significant academic contribution, a research degree could be the answer
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Our research

AUBREI – Arts University Bournemouth Research Excellence and Impact repository