We support, prompt and make visible Practice as Research activity across the research groups in the School of Arts, Media and Creative Technologies.

We aim to be at the forefront of current conversations in the wider field of practice-as-research, both strategically and methodologically, and to make this information accessible to university colleagues and postgraduate students.

The Centre also has a remit to champion and celebrate research-through-practice in its concomitant variety of formats and disciplines, through events such as seminars, workshops and publications and we are particularly interested in developing and supporting interdisciplinary and collaborative ways of working.

Finally, the Centre aims to increase the visibility of existing and developing Practice as Research enquiries in the School, and increase our knowledge of differing definitions of Practice as Reearch and how it is documented, disseminated and assessed.

Areas of research

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This interdisciplinary Research and Knowledge Exchange Centre works with and across research groups within the Arts, Media and Creative Technologies School to fulfil its aims. Activities for the Centre include:

  • Workshops or presentations from internal and external colleagues on Practice as Research methodology

  • Workshops or presentations on the presentation of Practice as Research for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) and funding bid purposes

  • Setting up and facilitating a collegiate network for reviewing Practice as Research outputs

  • Supporting and nurturing early-career and PG researchers in the development of Practice as Research projects

  • Advocating for the validity of these forms of research by seeking out models of good and successfully evaluated practice from other national and international institutions

Practice as Research

Whether you’re performing in our New Adelphi Theatre or in our rehearsal rooms, you’ll be supported. We’ll help build your confidence and teach you new skills through our Popular Music and Recording Degree that’ll help you engage with audiences.

Explore our Practice as Research website to find out more about our recent projects.


Get in Touch

For more information, please get in touch.

Dr Alison E Matthews: a.e.matthews@salford.ac.uk

Jill Randall: j.randall@salford.ac.uk