About our research and funders

Our research ranges from the theoretical to the applied and combines academic excellence with policy relevance within this field.

Specific interests include:

Cities and social change


Employment and economic development

Funding sources and clients include

The Centre also fosters research links between the School and the University as a whole as well as the policy community and business sector within the South West of England. Internationally, Centre staff have active research links with institutions in East Asia and Europe.

A large number of postgraduate research students belong to the Centre for Urban and Public Policy Research studying a wide range of topics focused on continental Europe and East and South East Asia.

Find out more about our research on our Centre research project pages and postgraduate research on the School's postgraduate page