Interdisciplinary Research Centres

Aberystwyth University has 9 Interdisciplinary Research Centres which bring together researchers from across the 5 Academic Institutes.  The IRCs build on our significant research strengths and partnerships to seek solutions to global issues through fostering trans and interdisciplinary approaches. 


Barrett Centre for Helminth Control (BCHC)

  • Director: Professor Karl Hoffmann
  • Institutes:  IBERS, IMPACS

Centre for Research and Innovation in Rural Health (CRIRH)

  • Directors: Rachel Rahman and Professor Reyer Zwiggelaar
  • Institutes: IGHPP, IMPACS, IBERS

Inter-disciplinary Research Centre for the Bioeconomy (IRC-BE)

  • Director: Professor Iain Donnison
  • Institutes: IBERS, IBL

Performance and Politics International Research Centre (PPi)       

  • Directors Adrian Kear and Jenny Edkins
  • Institutes: IAH, IGHPP

Stapledon Centre

  • Director: Professor Jamie Newbold
  • Institutes: IBERS, IGHPP, IBL

WISERD-Centre for Welsh Politics and Society

  • Directors: Professor Mike Woods and Dr Anwen Elias
  • Institutes: IGHPP, IAH, IBL

AU interdisciplinary Centre for Environmental Microbiology (iCEM)

  • Directors: Arwyn Edwards
  • Institutes: IBERS, IGHPP, IMPACS

Aberystwyth Centre for Space and Earth Monitoring

  • Directors: Dr Pete Bunting
  • Institutes: IGHPP, IMPACS, IBERS

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