USW Research Areas

Our Research Strategy identifies four specialist and interdisciplinary growth areas that combine expertise from across the research groups and centres with cross-sector partnerships to provide solutions to some of the biggest issues facing society.

Crime, Security and Justice

We are impacting policy, practice and business with our internally-recognised research in criminology, cyber-security, social policy and police sciences

Health and Well-being

Our expertise in intellectual disabilities, cognitive psychology, sport and exercise science is tackling key issues around ageing and vulnerable groups

Creative Industries and Digital Economy

We're leading the agenda for the creative industries and digital economy in Wales, influencing policy through identifying the challenges and opportunities facing the creative industries

Sustainable Environment


We’re helping to create a safer, more sustainable world with our ground breaking multi-disciplinary research in hydrogen, ecology, anaerobic digestion and advanced power systems