Through research members of staff acquire subject specific expertise, maintain currency with their subject and connect with other academics, all of which feeds into work with students. At Leeds Arts University research ‘clusters’ run across programme areas to promote critical friendship, collaboration and innovation and support specialist practice, pedagogy and related forms of academic enquiry.

For any enquiries about research please contact:

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

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British Art Show 8 Opens in Leeds

As the largest touring exhibition of contemporary art in the UK comes to Leeds see how our staff, students and alumni are involved. …

Now then Warsaw!

Between February 26 and March 3 2015, fifteen artists and designers from the MA in Creative Practice will be on a field trip to Warsaw. …

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Northern Creative: Exploring practices across the practices across the Pennines

MA Creative Practice students participated in Northern Creative: Exploring practices across the practices across the Pennines; a symposium aimed at postgraduate art and design students from Leeds College of Art and the University of Salford. …

Review of Five

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

Towards an Inclusive Arts Education Book Launch and Symposium

On Friday 20th February 2015 the official book launch of Towards an Inclusive Arts Education, published by Trentham Books for the Institute of Education (IOE), took place at the Edwardian rooms, Chelsea College of Art. …


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. …

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Make Your Future…

Make Your Future is a Crafts Council project that aims to reignite a passion for making in schools b…

Sam Broadhead

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Sam Broadhead is Head of Research and Programme Leader for the MA Creative Practice.