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Research

Research centres, units and groups

Discover the work of our researchers.

Research centres

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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.

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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.

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.

Counselling and Mental Health Centre

The Centre is conducting research into anger management, bereavement counselling and more.

Our research units and groups

Study of Satire

Research unit to historicise, problematise, theorise, teach and perform satire and satirical material.

Physical activity and cardiovascular health

Research group to examine how physical activity can promote and maintain cardiovascular health.

Motivation, performance and wellbeing

Research group to explore the influence of perfectionism in sport, dance and exercise.

Futures and Foresight

Research group to explore how anticipation of the future impacts decision making processes.

Cognitive psychology

This research group examines cognitive processes underpinning language and literacy, future thinking, virtual reality, and tool innovation.

Discursive social psychology

This research group takes a discursive and critical approach to the study of social psychological topics – such as prejudice, attitudes, social influence – in and as part of everyday life.

Tackling Welfare in Sport Together

Research group to explore a broad range of welfare-related issues within sport.

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