St Mary’s University, Twickenham

St Mary’s has had an established culture of research and scholarship for many years, concentrated in hubs of excellence within research centres and at discipline level in Academic Schools. The areas of specialism include:

  • Sport, Health and Wellbeing
  • Education and Leadership
  • Spirituality and Religion
  • Philosophy and Ethics
  • English Language and Literature
  • Culture and Media

Research at St Mary’s is valued, encouraged, and supported, and undertaking research and scholarship is an integral part of academic life at the institution.

A new Research Strategy was developed during 2012 following an extensive period of Strategic Review and consultation with staff from across the institution. This strategy outlines our vision to promote excellence in research and to provide a supportive environment for staff involved in research. In addition, research underpins the curriculum and enriches the student learning experience in line with St Mary’s student-focused mission.

Research is linked closely to our extensive enterprise portfolio, supported by a dedicated Research and Enterprise Development Team, which was established in November 2011. This ensures that research activity has impact and value outside of St Mary’s locally, nationally and internationally.

The university has continued to build it’s research profile since the RAE 2008. Many of St Mary’s researchers have extensive networks with fellow researchers and professional groups both nationally and overseas, which offer opportunities for collaborative working, joint grant applications and access to a wide range of resources and expertise. Visiting scholars from around the world are welcomed as part of our research community.

Research Lead: Professor Glenn Richardson

Postgraduate Research at St Mary’s

St Mary’s has a vibrant and rapidly growing community of postgraduate research students who benefit greatly from the high levels of individual attention provided by dedicated supervisors. The research students have an active programme of specialist (discipline-based) and generic training and development which culminates annually in a multidisciplinary conference held in June each year.

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