Research Environment

The University of Winchester is committed to providing a supportive environment in which researchers can flourish.


Our Supportive Research Knowledge Exchange Environment

The University of Winchester is committed to providing a supportive environment in which researchers can flourish. Explore the many ways in which we achieve this.

Ethics and Integrity

The Research Ethics Policy and Procedures are grounded in the University’s three core values of Compassion, Individuals Matter and Spirituality; our policy enacts these values in relation to research. Our work places a strong emphasis on research integrity: researchers are expected to act with honesty, care and respect, in a transparent, rigorous and accountable way, guided by relevant legal and regulatory requirements.

The research ethics review process is peer-led, intended to be constructive and to strengthen research practice. We are committed to training, supporting staff and research students to consider research ethics and integrity throughout the lifecycle of a project, and promote researcher reflexivity.

Find out more about our Research Ethics and Integrity

Contact us

For queries regarding research ethics, email


The Research and Innovation Directorate (formerly Research and Knowledge Exchange Centre) develops R&I Strategy across the University and coordinates the University's REF and KEF/HE-BCI submissions. Members of the R&I team work closely with colleagues across the institution as well as with external partners. R&I is proud holder of the Vitae HR Excellence in Research Award.

R&I provides support, development and administration in:

  • External and internal funding for research and knowledge exchange activity
  • Innovation, including consultancy, contract research, short course development, enterprise and collaborative projects with non-HE partners
  • Research Ethics and Research Integrity (see above)
  • Open Access publishing (see below)
  • Public Engagement with Research
  • Research Degrees


The University has recently published its new Strategic Plan 2023-28 and the Research and Innovation Directorate has developed an enabling strategy that will help deliver the institution's key aims and ambitions.


The University has been investing heavily in state-of-the-art research, teaching and innovation facilities.

Explore our excellent facilities

Open Access Publication

Our Institutional Repository showcases the excellent research undertaken across the University, including prizes, output, projects and other activities. It also features a world map visualising our international collaborations, which span the globe.

Explore our Open Access Repository.

Contact us

For any enquiries, contact the Research & Innovation Directorate by emailing