Our community of researchers brings together excellence and innovation, pushing the frontiers of knowledge and discovery to shape a better future.

This involves creating, nurturing and promoting an environment in which people work together across disciplines and with partners to solve complex problems.

The result is truly transformational fundamental and challenge-led research that advances knowledge and creates solutions to local, national and global challenges.


Leeds research and innovation leaders tackle global challenges

Three University of Leeds researchers are recipients of flagship fellowships aimed at addressing global challenges.

Scientist's double understanding of genetic risk of melanoma

Scientists have more than doubled the known number of regions on the human genome that influence the risk of developing melanoma.

Leeds is top three in UK for sustainable impact

The global Times Higher Education Impact Rankings has recognised the University as one of the top three in the UK and 11th worldwide.

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Interim Executive Dean - Professor Alastair Mullis

Pro-Dean for Student EducationProfessor Simon Lightfoot

Pro-Dean for Research and Innovation - Professor Anthea Hucklesby

Pro-Dean for International - Professor Norma Martin-Clement


Faculty office - +44 (0)113 343 7428

Centres and institutes

Our environment allows interdisciplinary research to flourish; creatingfresh ideas and approaches to problem solving. We conduct interdisciplinary andimpact-orientated research to address challenges at regional, national andglobal levels. Below are some of the areas where we are working acrossdisciplines to tackle global challenges.

Climate change
Data analytics
Global health
Social change
Structural biology