Research conducted at Edinburgh Napier University brings together our academic staff, students and external partners to solve real-world problems, influence policy and deliver positive societal change.
Trimble Technology Lab

We use our expertise to find ingenious ways forward and work to develop non-traditional partnerships beyond the education sphere.

Our research themes feed into an overarching institutional focus on sustainability.

Explore our impact case studies below for a closer look at what we are doing, or find out what our different schools are focusing on.


The Edinburgh Napier Repository is an Open Access showcase for our research outputs.

Impact case studies

World-leading imagery techniques

Professor Kenny Mitchell and the pioneering science behind Hollywood’s outstanding visual effects

Research by School

Research explorer tool

The research explorer tool is a comprehensive, searchable database of all our research activity