Research Themes

Abertay produces world leading and world changing research. Here are four themes where we have particular strength.

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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ABERTAY NEWS18/09/2020

Study finding link between kissing and income inequality wins global prize

The research led by Dr Christopher Watkins has received an Ig Nobel award

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ABERTAY NEWS28/08/2020

Second climate-positive spirit launched with pea-based vodka

Nàdar Vodka has been launched in time for World Sustainable Spirits Day

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ABERTAY NEWS01/07/2020

Sports science testing for Carnoustie Golf Links youth project

Abertay's expertise in sports science brought in to benefit the Carnoustie Cr...

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ABERTAY NEWS17/06/2020

InGAME announces new videogames research and development projects

Partnership projects will focus on health, e-learning, dyslexia and oil & gas

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ABERTAY NEWS24/04/2020

Mindfulness training linked to reduction in football injuries

Abertay research shows increased cognitive focus linked to lower injury rate

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ABERTAY NEWS12/03/2020

BLOG: The UK’s failure to ensure equal access to books for the print-disabled

An opinion piece by lecturer Jade Kouletakis

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ABERTAY NEWS28/02/2020

Research project to tackle poor nutrition through videogames

Food Gaming For Active aGeing aims to improve the nutrition of people over 55

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ABERTAY NEWS27/01/2020

SPOTLIGHT ON: Study reveals link between income inequality and French kissing fr

The study involved more than 2300 participants

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ABERTAY NEWS24/01/2020

First projects revealed for InGAME voucher scheme

Dundee R&D centre to drive innovation through games and media

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ABERTAY NEWS06/01/2020

SPOTLIGHT ON: Bioethics expert calls for research into genetically-modified babi

Dr Kevin Smith said the creation of GM babies was not only ethically justifia...

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ABERTAY NEWS16/12/2019

Abertay unveils £5.5m videogames and cybersecurity space

New School of Design and Informatics hailed 'an investment in Scotland's future'

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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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