Research

The School of Arts and Creative Industries is building a growing research and knowledge exchange culture. Interdisciplinary working and collaboration is central to our approach.
We are ideally placed to help creative practitioners, businesses and organisations prosper and flourish through accessing the knowledge and expertise of our staff, associates and partners.

Our staff provide expertise in the areas of:

  • design
  • photography
  • film and television
  • literature and publishing
  • media and communications
  • music
  • journalism

The Art & Design Research Centre




The Art & Design Research Centre runs out of the School of Arts & Creative Industries at Edinburgh Napier University. It comprises of academics and practitioners with expertise in 3D design, making and digital crafts; lighting design, exhibition design, and design for heritage and urbanism; advertising, graphic design and graphic advocacy; and film and photography. We work in research and creative practice, consultancy and knowledge exchange and offer research degrees and CPD.

Our aim is to extend and share new knowledge and ideas to benefit a wide audience of participants and community of practice, and would like to hear from businesses, the public sector and local communities seeking help in providing a range of commercially and socially driven projects.

Botanic Lights (2014), a project designed for the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh, by lecturers Malcolm Innes and Euan Winton, with audio by Haftor Medboe, won an award at the Museum + Heritage Awards and a Commendation in the Lighting Design category at this year’s Scottish Design Awards.

Robert Louis Stevenson

The Robert Louis Stevenson Website is a freely available online resource dedicated to the life and works of Robert Louis Stevenson. The site makes Stevenson texts and information about his life and works available worldwide, appealing to students, scholars and enthusiasts.

The Scottish Centre of Tagore Studies

The Scottish Centre of Tagore Studies (ScoTs) is an academic centre established at Edinburgh Napier to celebrate the life, teaching and vision of thinker, philosopher, writer and poet Rabrindranath Tagore. Using the School of Arts and Creative Industries' renowned expertise in literary research and teaching, ScoTs is the first Tagore centre established within a UK university.