Through our research at the School of Applied Sciences we aim to make a major positive impact on health, the environment and society, both nationally and internationally.

Much of our research is aligned with the Scottish Government’s ambition for improving health, reducing inequalities and making Scotland a better, healthier place for everyone.

We have a multi-disciplinary approach and researchers are encouraged to collaborate across schools and institutions. We work particularly closely with the School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Care. Our research can be grouped under six disciplines:

Animal and Plant Sciences

Biomedical Science



Social Sciences

Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Research degrees

Join us at Edinburgh Napier to work alongside our world-class academic staff and make a real impact on issues affecting people and the planet.

Research Integrity

Any Researcher wishing to access Edinburgh Napier staff and/or students within the School of Applied Sciences must apply for approval by the School Research Integrity Committee.