Research and Scholarship

Within the context of Leeds College of Art research is investigating; rediscovering or making a new contribution to knowledge in a chosen specialist field of study/practice that is open for scrutiny through peer review.  

Scholarly activity is defined as surveying existing developments in the researchers’ field, these developments may be practiced- based or technical as well as academic or theoretical; acquiring knowledge in order to keep up to date with developments in a specific area.

Scholarship is similar to Continuous Professional Development (CPD) but more involved and focuses on a particular area of field of work, it may involve a number of different activities and goes beyond what is strictly necessary to do ‘the job’.

For any enquiries about research please contact:

Head of Research, Samantha Broadhead on 0113 202 8097 or email

Image: Binary Identities, Rosie Curtis / Steph Bryant,  2013

Research Team

Meet our research team...

Pedagogies Cluster

Researching experience and the ideas around the pedagogy of art and design education.

Crossing Borders Cluster

Exploring national and international links and cross-disciplinary activity.

Technology Cluster

Exploring Art and Technology at the intersection of Society.

Curatorial Cluster

Exploring collaboration and research through archives, practice and exhibition opportunities

Contact Us

Contact our Research Team.

Review of Five

Gallery discussion at Leeds Art Gallery 1st December 2014… featuring the following speakers: Prashant Pandya, Sandra Whyles, Carol Sorhaindo, Lubaina Himid …

Junior Research Fellow working in Warsaw

Between October and December 2014, our junior research fellow Bianca Elzenbaumer/Brave New Alps conducts fieldwork in Warsaw, Poland as part of her participatory action research project Precarity Pilot. …

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RUN! RUN! RUN! LEEDS is a series of practice-related research activities exploring the correlation between art and movement co-run by Dr Kai Syng Tan with Dr Dan Robinson. …

Research Fellow runs International Conference: PhD by Design

On November 6 and 7, junior research fellow Bianca Elzenbaumer – in collaboration with Alison Thomson and Maria Portugal – ran the international conference PhD by Design – navigating the messiness of practice-led research at Goldsmiths, University of …

Free Bananas & Atkinson Grimshaw’s shadow at launch of monthly research breakfast

Anyone walking through Leeds on a crisp Wednesday morning last month may have noticed people gathered by a table on a street corner discussing FREE BANANAS. …

Research Fellows Runs UCL Art Museum Commission

Research Fellow Dr Kai Syng Tan led a Running-Creativity Workshop, which was commissioned by the UCL Art Museum. …

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