Richmond University is committed to encourage Faculty’s pursuit of academic research and professional engagement, which contributes to the mission of the University.

Richmond’s faculty possess a wide array of expertise, and engage in a wide array of research and professional engagement activities across the globe: from academic publications and conference presentations, to exhibitions, performances, active contributions to professional societies and bodies, to volunteering and public service.

Our Research Centres contain groups of faculty and staff conducting research and professional activities in cognate areas, both within and across existing schools and Departments.

Research Centres

Our Research Centres contain groups of faculty and staff conducting research in cognate areas, both within and across existing schools and Departments.

There are currently five Research Centres:

These activities and the Research Centres are supported and promoted by the Research Policy Committee (RPC), and the Associate Dean for Research (ADfR).  Details on the Committee’s work can be found on the MyRichmond Portal.

Regular updates on forthcoming events and other activities can be found on the Research@Richmond Twitter and Facebook feeds, or by e-mailing the ADfR:

Facebook: @RichmondDean
Twitter: @RAIUL_Research

Faculty publications

For further information about the research and professional engagement being undertaken by the Faculty at Richmond please contact the Associate Dean for Research:

Paul Rekret
P Rekret, Down With Childhood: Pop Music and the Crisis of Innocence, (London: Repeater Books, 2017).

Paul Rekret
P Rekret, Derrida and Foucault: Philosophy, Politics, Polemics, (Rowan & Littlefield, 2017).

Dr Eunice Goes
E. Goes, The Labour Party Under Ed Miliband: Trying But Failing to Renew Social Democracy, (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2016).

Dr James D. Boys
D. Boys, Hillary Rising, (London: Biteback Publishing, 2016).

Dr Robert Wallis
Harvey & R.J. Wallis, Historical Dictionary of Shamanism, Second Edition, (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield, 2016).

Nicola Mann
Rhetoric, Social Value and the Arts: But How Does it Work?, co-editor with Charlotte Bonham-Carter, (Palgrave Macmillan Pivot, Summer 2016).

Alex Seago
Pop Design : Pop Art, A Seago & A Massey (Bloomsbury Press, London 2015).

Dr Michael F. Keating
A. Goldthau, M. F. Keating & C. Kuzemko, The Global Energy Challenge. Environment, Development and Security, (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).

Dr James D. Boys
James D. Boys, Clinton’s Grand Strategy, (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015).

Professor Simon Goldsworthy & Professor Trevor Morris
S. Goldsworthy & T. Morris,  PR Today. The Authoritative Guide to Public Relations, (Second Edition, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).

Dr Ivan Cohen
I. Cohen, Economics for Business, A Guide to Decision Making in a Complex Global Macroeconomy, (London: Kogan, 2015).

Dr Rafal Soborski
R. Soborski, Ideology in a Global Age: Continuity and Change, (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).

Dr Michael F. Keating
A. Belyi, A. Goldthau C. Kuzmeko, & M.F. Keating, Dynamics of Energy Governance in Europe and Russia, (London: Palgrave, 2012).

Research Ethics Committee

The University Research Ethics Committee oversees the ethical standards of research within the Institution. All Faculty are responsible for consulting the guidelines and policies of their respective professional bodies before conducting research with human participants, or supervising students in research projects.

If you wish to conduct research using human participants that requires ethical approval please take a look at our Ethics Process Flow Chart. This will give you a guide to the requirements for applying for ethical approval, and the forms necessary to begin the process.

Faculty who lead project modules where multiple students are conducting separate research projects that cover a single research area can apply for cohort-wide ethical approval by submitting pro-forma versions of the required documents to the Ethics Committee.

If you have consulted the flow chart, and wish to ask questions about the process, please send an email to