About Research At Coventry
As an ambitious and innovative university, we’re investing an initial £100m into our new research strategy, ‘Excellence with Impact’. Through original approaches from world-leading experts, we’re aiming for our research to make a tangible difference to the way we live.
Coventry University is already known for delivering research that makes a significant contribution to a number of global challenges. Our research centres focus on a range of real world issues including sustainability, disease prevention and innovative engineering. Our new strategy will build on these successes, strengthen our position as an innovative university and will enable us to apply fresh and original approaches to key research challenges.
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In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, almost two-thirds of our submitted research was rated as international, internationally excellent, or world-leading standard. We are continuing to build on this success in collaboration with businesses, external funders, students and the wider community. We have entered a range of research to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, view information about our submission.
As part of our work during REF2014, our Grand Challenge Initiatives focused our research efforts on seven key global issues which explored the following; Sustainable Agriculture, an Aging Society, Low Carbon Vehicles, Integrated Transport and Logistics, Low Impact Building, Digital Media and Human Security.
You can discover our research in a number of ways; take a look at our people, projects, news or events by browsing through the research directories, explore our different areas of research or read some of our spotlight features to discover our latest cutting edge thinking.
Sustainable Building Futures
The SBF project provides support for Small and Medium Enterprises in the ERDF Midlands region to grow their products, services and businesses in all sectors of sustainable buildings and construction.
ALERT - Conservation Psychology
The conservation pscyhology project is a relatively new research area concerning both theoretical and applied research led by Dr. Jackie Abell.
Exploring Understanding of Sexual Consent Amongst Young People
The overall aim of this research was to explore young peoples views on sexual consent, investigating how contexts affect the understanding and ability to consent, and beginning to explore the influence of social differences on attitudes towards consent.
WORKPLAN is a feasibilty study of an RCT of an intervention aimed at improving return to work among cancer survivors.
MASELTOV - Mobile Assistance for the Social Inclusion and Empowerment of Immigrants with Persuasive Learning Technologies and Social Network Services