USW Research Areas

Changing lives for the better

We conduct a wide range of world-leading research that has a positive impact on society and the economy, as demonstrated by our submission to the Research Excellence Framework 2021. Our research is grouped into four specialist and interdisciplinary growth areas that combine expertise from across disciplines.

Crime, Security and Justice

We are impacting policy, practice and business with our internationally-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 Innovation

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