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Dr Bridget Sealey, theme lead

Bringing evidence-based practice to policing

A collaboration between University of Exeter and Devon & Cornwall Police resulted in the installation of breathalysers in the pubs and clubs of Torquay, thereby acting as a deterrent for ‘pre-loading’. Read more »

Brain-training research leads to enhanced military performance

Research at the University of Exeter’s Sports and Health Sciences department is helping the military improve performance skills in high-stress situations – and all by training their eyes. Read more »

Government and Society

We transform policy and practice, inspire change and deliver solutions for business and society’s biggest challenges.

Our world-leading academics offer expertise in migration; cyber and space law; family law; defence; conflict and security; workplace transformation; tax administration; governance and regulation; social mobility and inclusion; teaching practice and public sector reform. Our academics also advise national and international governments.

We offer exceptional professional training in law and justice issues, public administration, security strategy and business, management, finance and accounting and teaching.

Defence, Security and Conflict

We've worked with government and industry on security challenges across scientific disciplines including photonics, molecular microbiology, materials and manufacturing, structural biochemistry and human and social factors. 


We recognise the considerable challenges faced by educators, including teacher retention, budgetary pressures, rapid policy change, equality in the classroom and the provision of continuing professional development.

Finance, Tax, Business Risk

We bring together diverse expertise in tax, finance, responsible innovation and insurance law.

Government, Crime, Justice, Law

Our expertise in Government, Crime, Justice and Law has a broad reach across disciplines, including technical forensics, neuroscience, migration, human rights, prisons, cybercrime, and police.