Our Research

Here at Stirling, our energetic research community conducts quality research relevant to society's needs.  In this way, we make a vital contribution to life in Scotland and beyond.  We maintain exceptional quality standards in all our research activity and will continue to support and improve life in Scotland, and the world, through our research.

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We are a community of researchers who make a difference, producing world-leading research across a distinctive subject mix of sciences, social sciences and humanities.  Click here to find out more about our people

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Our Researcher Community

If you are a researcher at Stirling, our Community pages contain advice and guidance for all aspects of your research management.

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Research Success and Strategy

Research Strategy

Find out more about the University's Research Strategy 2015-2021, which contributes to the University's Strategic Plan.


Our research continues to build upon excellent recent successes. Find out more about our performance in REF 2014.

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Top Ten Papers

These are the top ten items that were downloaded from our Research Repository in August 2016.

Title of PaperNumber of Downloads
The Role of Creativity in Entrepreneurship 304
Reporting medication errors and near misses 196
Concepts of adversity, risk, vulnerability and resilience: A discussion in the context of the 'Child Protection System' 190
The role of health consciousness, food safety concern and ethical identity on attitudes and intentions towards organic food 163
Teacher agency in curriculum making: agents of change and spaces for manoeuvre 135
Career transitions in sport: European perspectives 129
The development of Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence: Amnesia and Déjà Vu 121
The status of the world's land and marine mammals: diversity, threat, and knowledge 99
Taking active learning into the primary school: a matter of new practices? 97
Burnout in sport: A systematic review 82

These are the top ten articles of the last month for online attention

1 Devastating decline of forest elephants in Central Africa
2 A randomized trial to assess the potential of different beverages to affect hydration status: development of a beverage hydration index
3 The rise of female entrepreneurs: New evidence on gender differences in liquidity constraints
4 Nutritional Support for Exercise-Induced Injuries
5 Racism, Gun Ownership and Gun Control: Biased Attitudes in US Whites May Influence Policy Decisions
6 New Strategies in Sport Nutrition to Increase Exercise Performance
7 Gratitude influences sleep through the mechanism of pre-sleep cognitions
8 Live strong and prosper: the importance of skeletal muscle strength for healthy ageing.
9 Protein Considerations for Optimising Skeletal Muscle Mass in Healthy Young and Older Adults
10 Hybridization and hybrid speciation under global change

Research in our Faculties

Our research takes place within our Faculties, which are vibrant hubs of research and teaching.

Research & Enterprise Office

We work to continuously provide excellent professional services as key partners in delivering the University of Stirling’s research strategy.  Find out more about the staff who work here.

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