University of Wolverhampton researchers

The University of Wolverhampton has a vibrant community of staff engaged in teaching, business engagement, and research growth, in addition to a number of externally-funded projects. Our researchers are available to assist with your business or project.

This page will enable you to find our academics and view their profiles. If you are looking for an academic to comment or contribute on a news story, film or report, please see our experts guide.

CADRE: Centre for Art, Design, Research and Experimentation

Researchers within the Centre for Art, Design, Research and Experimentation are investigating the the effect of art and design on society through artistic practices. Areas of expertise include:

CTTR: Centre for Transnational and Transcultural Research

Researchers within the Centre for Transnational and Transcultural Research bring together a number of disciplines to investigate internationalism, cosmopolitanism, and other ways of thinking about culture and identity, in history and in the present. Principal focus areas in transnational and transcultural research include:

  • European Studies
  • South Asian Studies
  • Transnational / Transcultural writing
  • Intercultural Media

RiCH: Cluster for Research in Cultures and Humanities

Researchers within the cluster for Research in Cultures and Humanities are building bridges between a range of areas including journalism, creative writing, cultural studies, English, European studies, media, and philosophy. Read more about RiCH and the research staff within this cluster

Centre for Film, Media, Discourse and Culture

The centre draws on research staff  from the School of Media and School of Humanities and seeks to understand how different people are represented in society in the areas of discourse, cultural and media studies.

Centre for Historical Research

Staff within the Centre for Historical Research are building bridges between Past and researching a variety of subjects including early modern and modern conflicts, retailing, distribution and consumption history, terrorism, terrorism prevention and child forced labour in modern war.

CHORD: Centre for the History of Retailing and Distribution

CHORD builds upon the interests and expertise of a number of scholars in the Centre for Historical Research studying the history of retailing and distribution.

First World War research group

A new area of research launched to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Research staff within the First World War research group.

Law Research Centre

Law research staff are at the heart of a vibrant and inclusive law research community containing a number of specialist groups: Corporate, Financial, Insolvency, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, Policing, Anti-terrorism, Human Rights, ADR and Mediation, and Property Law.

CISPP: Central Institute for the Study of Public Protection

The Law Research Centre also works closely with researchers from the Central Institute for the Study of Public Protection, where research is undertaken into the armed forces, fire and rescue, security, terrorism, safeguarding, consumer protection, and forensic science. Staff at the Central Institute for the Study of Public Protection.

Centre for Natural Resources Law and Management

The Centre for Natural Resources Law and Management, which is an integral part of the Wolverhampton Law School, offers a variety of opportunities to aspiring candidates who plan to build and advance their career in a branch of law and management studies which impact socio-economic policies of countries, international politics, the environment, and even human lives. Staff contact list

CHSCI: Centre for Health and Social Care Improvement

Research work in CHSCI focuses on the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life, promoting health, and social wellbeing. It contributes to the development of appropriate policies, professional practice, and interventions locally, nationally, and internationally. Research staff within Centre for Health and Social Care Improvement.


Focusing on numerous applied and theoretical areas of psychology, including: health psychology, counselling psychology, cognitive psychology, cyberpsychology, forensic and investigative psychology, and intellectual and developmental disabilities. Each of these areas is represented in a number of overlapping research groups:

RIHS: Research Institute in Healthcare Science

The Research Institute in Healthcare Science (RIHS) is a cross-school initiative supporting interdisciplinary research in the niche areas of healthcare science activities. There is a distinctive emphasis trying to ensure that the findings of academic research are quickly and effectively translated into clinical practice.

Neuro-oncology Research Centre

Leading the way in identifying the genetic causes of brain tumours and the treatments to deal with them. Research staff within the Neuro-oncology Research Centre

RCSEP: Research Centre for Sport, Exercise and Performance

Two research clusters within RCSEP develop research into the complexities associated with the issues of performance and health in sport, exercise, and dance.

Built Environment, Information Systems, and Learning Technology Research Centre

The purpose of this centre is to research aspects of engineering, information systems, the built environment, and sustainability. Specific fields of interest include information systems for management, construction management, project management, technology-mediated training and education, civil engineering, architecture, and urban planning. Architecture and Built Environment staff.

Engineering and Computer Science Research Centre

Researching aspects of engineering and computer science in areas of material science, engineering, games technology and computer science to the realisation of tangible and virtual systems or system parts.

Management Research Centre

Researchers within the Management Research Centre are focused on research that provides solutions to current managerial issues and is relevant to specific professions and/or types of organisations. Areas of expertise include:

RIILP: Research Institute in Information and Language Processing

RIILP brings together two complementary and interdisciplinary research teams that explore the potential of advanced computing technologies for ‘understanding’ human language and social sciences, respectively.

Education Observatory 

The Education Observatory aims to undertake research in all areas of education and allied areas of social policy to secure social justice and regional transformation in the West Midlands.  Its objectives are to:

 Undertake high quality research and consultancy, which

  • informs debate and has impact on practice and policy, and
  • encourages collaborations among researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and other local, regional, and national stakeholders.

Read more about the Education Observatory here.