Research in the College of Health and Science

At the Forefront of New Discoveries

Research is central to the mission of the College of Health and Science at the University of Lincoln. Our dedicated academic staff undertake world-leading and internationally excellent research, providing students with the opportunity to learn from some of the finest thinkers in their field. 

Across the College, our researchers strive to advance knowledge in areas such as healthcare, biomedical sciences, psychology, sports science, and more. They are working on relevant research projects that are tackling important societal issues, collaborating with experts, and generating impactful discoveries that can make a tangible difference to local, national, and international communities.

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Research Spotlight

Agri-tech Revolutions

A £4.9 million grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council is helping to deliver a step change in activity and fund the drive to make the Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire region a global innovation centre for agricultural technology.

The Queen's Anniversary Prize

The University of Lincoln has been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for its work supporting the success and sustainability of the UK’s food and farming industries through innovations in research, education, and technology.

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Research Groups

Alongside our research institutes and centres, we have a number of research groups working within the College of Health and Science covering everything from machine learning, sustainable energy, and animal behaviour, to drug discovery, ecology, and mental health. You can explore our research groups by subject area on the University's Research Institutes, Centres, and Groups page.

Spotlight On: Animal Behaviour, Cognition and Welfare Research Group

The group features a unique team of internationally renowned researchers working at the forefront of, and interface between life, environmental, health, computing, and social sciences.

Specialist Research Facilities in Health and Science

We offer a range of purpose-built facilities and high-quality resources and equipment for our researchers. This includes computer and engineering laboratories, a human performance centre, psychology labs, and clinical skills suites that are used to simulate real home and hospital environments. Our Riseholme Campus offers specialist facilities for research in agri-food technology, while our Holbeach Campus is home to the National Centre for Food Manufacturing and features industry-standard facilities and equipment. 

Our postgraduate research students can take advantage of a range of dedicated research and study spaces, suitable for both individual study and group work with fellow students.

Research Studentships

Postgraduate students are an integral part of our research community, working alongside expert academics and researchers and contributing to our growing reputation for internationally excellent research. We offer a range of studentships throughout the year, including funded and part-funded opportunities, where students can get involved in a number of exciting research projects and studies.

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Meet Our Postgraduate Researchers

Meet PhD student Soseala Tinilau, whose doctoral research is exploring how the island of Tuvalu can strengthen its resilience to climate change through greater environmental education in schools and better policy development across local government and key organisations.

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Soseala Tinilau

Meet Our Experts

Professor Daniel Mills is an international authority on companion animal behaviour and was the UK’s first specialist in veterinary behavioural medicine to be recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

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