CCSE Research themes

The Centre has been set up to conduct research, development, consultancy and knowledge exchange aligned to four key themes:

Our four key themes:

place-focused cultural regeneration

 arts, cultural diplomacy, and soft power



sport, cultural events and festivals


media, communication and digital cultures.


The Centre will build on the University’s local, national and international expertise in these areas, bringing a range of interdisciplinary perspectives to its research enquiries into policy and practice, advancing the production of new knowledge.

Research evidence produced through the Centre will contribute to academic excellence and influence policy makers and practitioners working in culture, sport and events and social policy and change.