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Research Transformed

Research and innovation at the University of Leeds is outstanding, and something that we are rightly proud of.

But the research landscape is constantly evolving. Externally, there is increasing policy and political focus on solutions-orientated research, which is re-shaping the funding landscape alongside the political fallout of changes to overseas development assistance (ODA) funding, Brexit etc.  

On top of that, the shock waves from the Covid-19 pandemic have widened inequalities and created social and economic challenges that will take years to address. 

Our new University strategy places a premium on identifying our research strengths and then collaborating across disciplines to push the boundaries of knowledge. 

Research Transformed is a chance for our University community to put our research onto a secure, strategically aligned footing that will enable us to thrive into the future. 

Research Transformed brings together five workstreams that are already underway: 

  1. Academic development and performance
  2. Horizon scanning
  3. Research culture
  4. Research efficiency and sustainability 
  5. Metric analysis 

You can find out more about these workstreams by watching the recording of our Research Transformed events or reading the Inside Track | Research Transformed – key things to know

Find out more about Research Transformed

We’ll be sharing more information about the five Research Transformed workstreams, the Horizons Institute and the Futures Institutes soon. You can also email your comments, ideas or questions to


Watch | Fostering a vibrant, values-led research culture

“Everyone must feel valued and empowered in a vibrant, engaged community if we are to arrive at the innovative discoveries and solutions the world needs.”

Pioneering awards scheme boosts positive research culture

Outstanding contributions towards improving our research culture are being celebrated on the first anniversary of a pioneering awards scheme.

New projects promote healthy research culture

Funding has been approved to “strengthen and diversify the vital research undertaken at Leeds”.

Inside Track | Continuing the big conversation about our research culture

With the launch of our employee engagement survey, Dean for Research Culture, Professor Cat Davies, outlines how past feedback is helping shape ongoing improvements to the research culture at Leeds.

Inside Track | Unlocking our full research potential

Professor Arunangsu Chatterjee, Dean: Digital Transformation, outlines our exciting plans to unlock the University’s full research potential through a major new investment programme.

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