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Research units

Our research units uncover and provide the solutions for the new security challenges and opportunities caused by our modern, data driven society.

We bring together multi-disciplinary expertise from across the university via our four renowned research units.

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Universities’ Police Science Institute

Developing the evidence base for the art, craft and science of policing.

Violence Research Group

Bringing about policy change and practical actions to reduce violence and alcohol related harms.

Distributed Analytics and Information Science Group

Unlocking the potential of big data and fast data in front line situations.


Disinformation, Strategic Communications and Open Source Research Programme

Identifying and analysing disinformation campaigns and information operations.