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

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

Isabel Benton
Research Coordinator
Email: isabel.benton@leeds-art.ac.uk
Telephone: 0113 202 8116

We are a member of GuildHE Research.


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

Creative Writing Course Leader poetry prize

BA (Hons) Creative Practice Course Leader, Karen Tobias-Green, has been longlisted for the Winchester Poetry Prize 2019. …

Leeds Arts University Nominated for Times Higher Education Awards

Leeds Arts University has been nominated for two prestigious Times Higher Education awards …

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MA Creative Practice student designs FACE publication book cover

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Head of Research to celebrate the launch of her latest publication

Dr. Samantha Broadhead, Head of Research at Leeds Arts University, is celebrating the publication of her latest book Perspectives on Access: Practice and Research. …

University is in the top five for Design & Crafts!

Leeds Arts University is in the top five for Design & Crafts in The Guardian University League Tables 2020 …

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Thought Bubble 2019…

Leeds Arts University are sponsoring and partnering with Thought Bubble Festival; a week-long celebr…


Library Intervention…

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