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Our research themes

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Health, Performance and Wellbeing

Health, Performance and Wellbeing aims to address health inequalities and to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities, the planet and society as a whole.

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Safe and Inclusive Communities

Safe and Inclusive Communities supports, develops, and promotes research, innovation and impact across a range of prevalent and emerging societal issues.

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Sustainable Futures

Sustainable Futures works with regional, national, and international stakeholders to support transformations towards environmentally and socially just societies.

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Our research institutes and centres

Cambridge Institute for Music Therapy Research
Global Sustainability Institute
Medical Technology Research Centre
Policing Institute for the Eastern Region
Veterans and Families Institute for Military Social Research
Vision and Eye Research Institute
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Our other research centres and groups

Our thriving research community also includes a wide range of research centres and groups across our four faculties.

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ARU receives The Queen's Anniversary Prize

We recently received The Queen's Anniversary Prize in recognition of our music therapy research.

World-leading music therapy research is recognised with major honour