CSAD is home to a range of centres and groups engaged in cutting-edge, world-leading research.
Through the use of innovative and participatory research methods and a collaborative approach to working with external partners, our staff use their art and design expertise to respond to challenges across a wide range of fields; from healthcare, wellbeing and vision science, to innovations in new technologies, exhibition practice, and the ecological performance of new and heritage buildings.
More information on CSAD’s research activities can be found below:
- Centre for Applied Research in Inclusive Arts and Design (CARIAD);
- Centre for Ceramics Research;
- Centre for Fine Art Research (CFAR);
- Ecological Built Environment Research and Enterprise (EBERE);
- Experiential Research Atelier (ERA);
- Illustration Research (external link);
- Material Matters;
- User Centred Design (UCD);
Research Excellence Framework (REF)
CSAD’s research submission to the Research Excellence Framework was assessed under the auspices of the Wales Institute for Research in Art and Design (WIRAD); a partnership with Cardiff Met’s National Centre for Product Design & Development Research (PDR) and art and design researchers at the University of South Wales, University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
The panel rated 97% of WIRAD’s research as international standard, with 75% rated as either Internationally Excellent or World Leading. The full results are available here:
World Leading – 23% overall
Internationally Excellent – 52% overall
Internationally recognised – 22% overall
Nationally recognised – 2% overall
Cardiff Met was also the highest ranked post-1992 institution with 80% of the University’s overall quality profile rated as ‘world leading’ (4*) or ‘internationally excellent’ (3*). For impact, the proportion rated as 3* or 4* is even better at 83%.
For further information about research at CSAD, please contact the School’s Associate Dean: Research, Professor Steve Gill: email@example.com