Our research themes
The recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) confirmed Keele's position as a leading university for research of world-class quality and international excellence. 97% of the research conducted at Keele was classified as world leading and of international importance, with top-rated research in all three faculties.
Humanities and Social Sciences research
Research in work and employment, organisations and markets, environmental accounting, financial markets, social justice, trade, tourism and international business.
Research in American studies, English and creative writing, history, media, culture, music and music technology
Research in social justice, human rights, international and European law, ethics in health and social care, legal education and the regulation of gender and sexuality.
Medicine and Health Sciences research
Natural Sciences research
Chemical and Physical Sciences
Research in chemical sciences, physics and astrophysics, with particular strengths in astrophysics, materials chemistry, synthetic and analytical chemistry.
Geography, Geology and the Environment
Research in Earth systems, responsibility and resilience, sustainable energy and environments and the education.
Research in applied entomology and parasitology, cell and molecular medicine, neuroscience, molecular and structural biosciences.