Leeds Arts University provides a space where researchers can develop innovative and creative lines of enquiry. Research-informed teaching inspires student achievement across our curricula. Our researchers contribute to the cultural landscape locally, nationally and internationally.

In order to meet our research goals, the University has developed a supportive infrastructure, as recognised through the HR Excellence in Research Award. Currently, we employ two Research Fellows to engage in their own practice and to mentor others. In addition, we have a large pool of academic staff who pursue their own research interests.

Our researchers specialise in many diverse fields; from surrealism to social practice and widening participation.

Contact Us

Professor Samantha Broadhead
Head of Research
Email: sam.broadhead@leeds-art.ac.uk
Telephone: 0113 202 8097

Henry Gonnet
Research Coordinator
Email: research@leeds-art.ac.uk

We are a member of GuildHE Research.


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Header image: Binary Identities, Rosie Curtis/Steph Bryant, 2013.

Open Call: Leeds Arts University 2023 Creative Commissions

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Leeds Arts University achieves significant milestone by receiving the results of REF2021

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Podcast launched to promote belonging through assessment

Earlier this year Leeds Arts University began working with UAL (University of the Arts London) and The Glasgow School of Art on a collaborative project designed to enhance equity in student outcomes, known as QAA Collaborative Enhancement Project. …

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