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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SPOTLIGHT ON: Eva Sidlauskaite

Spotlight on PhD Student Eva Sidlauskaite, find out about her thesis, her time at the graduate school and her next steps.

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University News,Food and Drink,Research,Division of Engineering and Food Science ,Research in Division of Engineering and Food Science09/07/2019

Food waste research targets cardiovascular disease

The study used a by-product from rapeseed oil.

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Research,Research in School of Applied Sciences,Research in Division of Health Sciences 05/07/2019

SPOTLIGHT ON: Infertility Research at Abertay

A closer look at important research

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Research,Creative Industries Theme26/06/2019

SPOTLIGHT ON: Generation ZX(X)/The Inchcolm Project

Projects demonstrating the diverse application of videogames

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Research,Research in the School of Science, Engineering and Technology,Research in the Division of Food and Drink 30/05/2019

SPOTLIGHT ON: Dr Jon Wilkin

A recent recipient of the ELN Award

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University News,School of Design and Informatics,Computer Games,Research,Creative Industries Theme24/05/2019

SPOTLIGHT ON: InGAME

Innovation for Games and Media Enterprise

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Research,Research in the School of Science,Research in the Division of Science22/05/2019

SPOTLIGHT ON: Scientists recover fingerprints from feathers

A look back at important Abertay research

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Research,Research in the School of Science,Research in the Division of Science21/05/2019

SPOTLIGHT ON: Risk to baby seals from chemicals in mothers’ milk

We look back at important Abertay research

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University News,Research,Research in the School of Science,Research in the School of Social and Health Sciences,Research in the Division of Psychology 20/06/2018

Child ownership instincts linked to learning

Research finds even temporary ownership aids memory for items

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University News,Research,Research in the Graduate School,Research in the School of Science,Research in the Division of Science24/05/2018

Forensics camera has gun crime in focus

Research analyses uses for new hyperspectral device

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University News,Research,Research in the School of Science,Research in the School of Social and Health Sciences,Research in the Division of Psychology 26/04/2018

Camouflage research reveals enhanced protection

The study shows animals with 'disruptive' camouflage may not be recognised fo...

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University News,Forensics,Research,Research in the School of Science,Research in the School of Science, Engineering and Technology,Research in the Division of Science02/02/2018

Forensics research probes arrow damage

The study looked at the damage capabilities of potentially lethal bow and arr...

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University News,Research,Research in the School of Science,Research in the School of Social Science, Business and Law,Research in the Division of Psychology 03/11/2017

Research finds brain treats dialects as language

The study from Dr Neil Kirk used Dundonian words like 'sassages' and 'oxter'...

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