Explore our research themes
Research at the University of Hertfordshire is focussed across 6 research themes reflecting our interdisciplinary strengths in some of the key global challenge areas of the 21st century.
Find out more about our research by accessing the research themes listed below:
Original, high quality research
Through their research UK universities are contributing more than ever to future economic growth and to positive changes in the way we all live, work and learn. At the University of Hertfordshire we are proud to play a significant role in these developments.
We have long been recognised internationally for original, high quality research, with applied research being a particular strength. Today our research community is committed to finding inspiring and sustainable solutions to fundamental social, economic and environmental problems.
In moving forward this ambitious agenda we engage with other academic institutions, business and industry, public and third sector organisations and not least with user communities. Our research culture which is defined by a strong spirit of enquiry, innovation and enterprise, also feeds into teaching and learning to enrich our students’ experience.
Research Theme champions
Each research theme is led by a theme champion - a member of the research community who provides leadership and works to foster collaboration across our specialist research centres and groups and between the University and external partners.
Our research theme champions are:
- Food - Professor David Barling
- Global Economy - Dr Chamu Kuppuswamy
- Health and Wellbeing - Dr Lindsay Bottoms
- Heritage, Cultures and Communities - Dr Sylvie Magerstädt
- Information and Security - Dr Farshid Amirabdollahian
- Space - Dr Philip Lucas