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Research centres, units and groups

Our researchers are engaged in innovative and exciting projects across many different areas.

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Research centres

York Centre for Writing

A hub for a number of exciting writing events, projects and publications in collaboration with Valley Press, York Literature Festival, and other community partners.

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International Centre for Community Music

A global forum through which community music research, teaching, scholarship, professional practice and pedagogy can be nurtured and developed.

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Centre for Language and Social Justice Research

The Centre explores why social inequality and injustices are largely enacted through language.

Centre for Religion in Society

A forum to look at the role of religion in the cultural, social and political life of society as well as its role in conflict resolution, peace-building and reconciliation.

Research groups and units

Motivation, Performance and Wellbeing research group

Research into the influence of perfectionism and how it might promote or undermine performance and wellbeing in sport, dance, and exercise.

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Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Health research group

The group is interested in examining how physical activity and exercise training can promote and maintain cardiovascular health.

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Study of Satire Research Unit

Drawing together researchers and satirists to historicise, problematise, theorise, teach and perform satire and satirical material.

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