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Contract research

Commissioning contract research is a flexible and very effective way for organisations to investigate issues that are relevant to their business.

We undertake a large amount of contract research for clients in all sectors, across a wide range of subject areas.

We are home to more than 50 specialist research groups and institutes, which are actively engaged in hundreds of projects.

Research activity ranges from the microscopic to the mass-market; from the creation of an artificial pancreas, set to improve the lives of people suffering from diabetes, to the Wattbox, an automated heating control system, reducing energy consumption in homes by up to 20 per cent.

We apply our research to benefit businesses and communities, delivering tangible improvements to healthcare, society and individuals' lives.

Our outstanding track record in 'real world' research is one of the core strengths of the university and is testament to the passion, professionalism, ambition and dedication of colleagues from across the institution.

Find out more about our services in consultancy and contract research, and our research areas, and be inspired by how our expertise can add value to your business.

Contact us 

Our dedicated Commercial and Business Development Team will help you to navigate our expertise, by helping you to gain the best possible solution to your business needs.

Head of Commercialisation

Dr Paul Burrows

Arts, Design and Humanities - Business Development Manager

Stuart Hilton

Business and Law - Business Development Managers

Dipa Patel

Kate Watson

Health and Life Sciences - Business Development Manager

Gary Trappitt

Technology - Business Development Manager

Nadia Omar

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