Abertay Research

Our Research

Abertay researchers work effectively within and across research disciplines to devise innovative approaches and solutions that address complex local and global challenges.

Research Strategy and Structure

Find out how our researchers explore and innovate within and across discipline boundaries.

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Research Environment

Find out about our excellent researcher and professional development support as well as our research facilities and governance framework

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Research Themes

Our research is encompassed within four overarching themes: Creatives Industries; Environment; Security and Society.

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Creative Industries

Our Creative Industries theme explores Games, Creative Technologies and Digital Culture.

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Enviroment

Environment

Our Environment theme explores Life and Environmental Systems, Sustainable Technologies, Business Governance and Policy, Food and Nutrition

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Security

Our Security theme explores Cybersecurity, Forensic Psychology, Forensic Science and Law.

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Society

Our Society theme explores Mental and Physical Health, Learning and Education, Governance and Social Responsibility.

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Information for researchers

Find out more about the work our researchers do and how you could join us to study for a PhD, MPhil or Masters by Research

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Research Explorer

Search our research publications, outputs and open data as well as profiles of researchers at Abertay University.

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Postgraduate Research

Join our vibrant research community and study for a Postgraduate Research Degree

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REF 2014

Find out about our inclusive approach to the REF 2014 assessment.

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Staff Search

Find staff and their areas of expertise by using the searchable directory.

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Information for industry, the public and third sectors

Take a closer look at how we can work together to have a positive impact on the world around us.

Innovation and Partnerships

Our innovation and collaboration help drive cultural, social, political and economic change.

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Public Engagement

Discover how our researchers engage with the public and find out about upcoming opportunities and events.

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ABERTAY NEWS11/11/2019

SPOTLIGHT ON: Digitised faces reduce shoplifting risk at self-service checkouts

A study found that human-like face resulted in fewer instances of dishonesty

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ABERTAY NEWS21/10/2019

SPOTLIGHT ON: Tayyaba Nafees

Tayyaba has gone on to run an extremely successful business

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ABERTAY NEWS24/09/2019

SPOTLIGHT ON: Research finds brain treats dialect as language

The study looked at the distinctive Dundee dialect

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ABERTAY NEWS11/09/2019

Legendary Juventus defender says Masters degree made him a better footballer

It follows research from Abertay University

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ABERTAY NEWS10/09/2019

SPOTLIGHT ON: Study finds two minutes of exercise may reduce dementia risk

The research saw participants take part in two training sessions per week for...

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Professor Joseph DeLappe
ABERTAY NEWS28/08/2019

SPOTLIGHT ON: Professor Joseph DeLappe

Professor DeLappe was made a Guggenheim Fellow in 2017

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ABERTAY NEWS13/08/2019

New technique can show link between prey and microplastics

The new research offers an insight into the exposure of animals to microplastics

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ABERTAY NEWS31/07/2019

SPOTLIGHT ON: Make-up study reveals leadership perceptions

Research into how make-up can alter how others view you

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Professor David Lavallee
ABERTAY NEWS23/07/2019

SPOTLIGHT ON: Professor David Lavallee

The world's first Professor of Duty of Care in Sport

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ABERTAY NEWS22/07/2019

Academic appointed to UK counselling research role

Dr Mhairi Thurston is the new Chair of the BACP research committee

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ABERTAY NEWS09/07/2019

Food waste research targets cardiovascular disease

The study used a by-product from rapeseed oil.

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ABERTAY NEWS05/07/2019

SPOTLIGHT ON: Infertility Research at Abertay

A closer look at important research

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