Research at Edinburgh Napier University is creating high-quality knowledge that benefits the social, cultural and economic life of the society we serve. Simply put, we aim to deliver outward-looking research that can transform communities – whether that is the rollout of a national telemonitoring service to lower blood pressure, saving mangrove forests in Kenya or establishing the world’s first innovation centre for mountain biking.

In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 assessment of every UK university, over two-thirds of all our Edinburgh Napier University research was judged to be either ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, providing the best possible confirmation that Edinburgh Napier delivers excellent research with substantial real impact, nationally and internationally.

Explore our research

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.

Our Innovation Hub

Your organisation could benefit from the world-leading expertise and wide experience of Edinburgh Napier University.

Visit our Innovation Hub today to find out how we help businesses, from a variety of sectors, with advice and knowledge and how we might support your organisation's growth ambitions and can help you succeed.

Our research centres

Our Research Centres bring together academic staff, students and our external partner organisations in a united mission to solve real-world problems, influence policy, and deliver positive impact on a local, national and global scale.

Impact case studies
World-leading imagery techniques

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

Research news

Keep up to date with research stories from Edinburgh Napier

Meet our researchers

Get to know the people behind the research at Edinburgh Napier. From established experts to graduate students, find out more about their careers, their lives outside academia, and what lessons they’ve learned so far.