Leeds Beckett University (LBU) is proud to be part of the thriving research, innovation and knowledge exchange ecosystem in Leeds. Its research is local and global; biological and social. LBU academics work to understand the body, combat disease, change policy, and improve lives.
LBU’s School of Health provides knowledge, skills and training to enable the diagnosis or treatment of disease, therapies for recovery and rehabilitation, and community-based social care.
The Obesity Institute at LBU combines expertise in nutrition, dietetics, physical activity, psychology, epidemiology, computing, arts and design and public health with public, policy and practice to address real world priorities. This research is firmly embedded within the university’s undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, professional training and education, and consultancy.
The University’s Centre for Dementia Research facilitates a cross-disciplinary research community and includes a portfolio of internationally recognised research.
The Centre for Health Promotion Research is one of the leading academic institutions of its kind in the UK and is commissioned by many national government departments.
The Centre for Biomedical Science Research is conducting diverse research and developing new technologies to combat disease and improve health, facilitating both fundamental science and applied research.
The Interdisciplinary Centre for Implant Research (IRIS) is the only research centre of its kind, spearheading research into medical implants and devices to promote patient safety and quality of care, and to examine how implants affect people.
The multidisciplinary and cross-university research at Leeds Beckett University is embedded in its teaching the next generation of health practitioners. Students have access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment including the purpose-built biomedical sciences lab, clinical simulation room and food inspection and nutrition labs.