Research Groups and Knowledge Exchange Groups

Research Groups

Monitoring, Physical Activity and Interventions in Neurological Populations (MAIN) Research Group

MAIN aims to engage in research which meets the NICE guidance of promoting [and monitoring] physical activity in people of all ages [and health status] in a practical and pragmatic manner. The group will develop programmes of research that are relevant to people living with long-term neurological conditions, translational in nature and bridge the theory–practice gap, ultimately resulting in improvements in physical activity, quality of life and community participation. These programmes will be inter-disciplinary in nature, designed in conjunction with clinical colleagues and patient representatives as well as public bodies.

Contact: Dr Gill Baer,

Gastronomy, Events, Tourism and Hospitality (GETH)

GETH aims to develop a robust and collaborative culture that supports and encourages interdisciplinary, international, inter-professional and industry-relevant research, knowledge exchange and critical work surrounding Gastronomy, Events, Tourism and Hospitality with an aim of elevating the University's profile in this area through high quality publications and dissemination at regional, national and international levels.

Contact: Dr Rebecca Finkel, and Dr Ana Tominic,


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Memory Group

The Memory Research Group aims to conduct internationally excellent or world leading research into theoretical and applied aspects of human memory.  The QMU Memory Research  Group has four main aims.:

Use our research to better understand the relationship between memory and human experience; Apply this knowledge to the benefit of society; Achieve impact by disseminating this understanding to key stakeholders.;Maximise potential for appropriate entrepreneurship and commercialisation on the basis of our research.

 Contact:  Dr Stephen Darling,

Knowledge Exchange Groups

Family and Smaller Enterprises Research Group (FaSE)

FaSE aims to foster ideas and intellectual capital in regard to the family and smaller enterprises and to translate those ideas with social purpose. The group will: develop excellent and internationally recognised research in the area of family, smaller and social enterprises; and use, promote and develop research with businesses, social enterprises and policy makers to create impact within individual businesses, families and communities.

Contact: Dr Claire Seaman,