Research centres, units and groups
Discover the work of our researchers.
Research centres and institutes
International Centre for Community Music
A global forum through which community music research, teaching, scholarship, professional practice and pedagogy can be nurtured and developed.
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.
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.
Institute for Social Justice
The Institute brings together work and expertise from across our university to help tackle some of the most significant challenges facing society today.
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.
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.