Research themes

Our vision is to be recognised across the world as a university that addresses the needs of society through innovative interdisciplinary research. We’re proud that our work is already making a positive impact on people’s health, education and well-being, and we’re working hard to do even more through research that is embodied within three major themes: Cultures, Communities and Society; Global Security and Resilience; and Living Well.

Explore our research themes

Cultures, Communities and Society

To understand individual experiences and behaviours, we must make sense of the related communities, cultures and societies in which they live. We learn from the past to provide for the future.

Global Security and Resilience

With an increasing population, there is a global need for a sustainable way of living. We protect the health, welfare and functioning of our communities and the environment for a secure and resilient future.

Living Well

Ensuring the wellbeing of societies is a global challenge. We understand, improve and influence behaviour change, developing approaches and interventions for positive health outcomes.

Research programmes

Within our themes, 12 research programmes highlight the strength of strategic research activity at Stirling.

Research programmes

Our faculties

Learn more about the wealth of innovative research taking place in our five academic faculties. 

Faculty research

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