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Our Research Hub

University Centre Bishop Burton (UCBB) is home to leading research experts.

UCBB is proud to be dedicated to undertaking a variety of applied research projects and scholarly activities across a diverse range of curriculum areas.

We are focused on:

  • Promoting innovation in industry through collaboration and applied research
  • Engaging students in research through curriculum, state-of-the-art facilities and academic expertise
  • Driving forward teaching through research and scholarly activity
  • Challenging what we know about teaching and learning

Our research areas


Animal Sciences

Equestrian Performance

Ecology and Conservation

Sport and Exercise Science


Creative and Design

Student involvement

We pride ourselves on our teaching and learning practice being underpinned and informed by strong applied research and scholarly activity.

Ensuring you remain at the heart of everything we do, we promote student activity in research throughout our curriculums. With our academic expertise, state-of-the-art facilities and professional collaborations, you will contribute to making great ideas happen.

You will have the opportunity to conduct independent research projects at undergraduate and postgraduate levels as part of your dissertation. You will be supported by our academic staff to help you succeed. You could be the next alumnus to have your research published!

Ready to get started? Check out UCBB's programmes.

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Stay up-to-date on our research, conferences, news and more on LinkedIn.

Find out more

For more information, contact our Adele Sewell, our Research Committee Chair.


Telephone: 01964 504153

Meet our Laboratory Manager

Michaela Nelson Laboratory Manager

Michaela Nelson

Laboratory Manager

With an impressive raft of research to her name, our laboratories are in extremely capable hands under the leadership of Marine Biologist Michaela.

Specialising in micro-biology, Michaela was a Senior Research at York University for many years, and has also worked with the National Blood Service.

An active member of the Micro Biology Society, Michaela has published an impressive number of papers covering a fascinating range of research projects including agricultural crop trials and breast cancer investigation.

Michaela is heavily involved in working with students on their dissertations and is a key player in the team delivering precision agriculture higher-level skills as part of the Institute of Technology (IoT).

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