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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 work with partners to transform policy and practice, inspire change and deliver solutions relating to Brexit; migration; cyberspace; defence; conflict and security; equality in the workplace; and public sector reform.

Our world-leading academics advise national and international governments as well as United Nations, World Bank, European Commission, the Department of Work and Pensions, the OECD, DSTL, the Ministry of Justice, International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, HMRC, the Health and Safety Executive and HM Treasury. We work with local, national and international businesses to support their growth and evolution. Our commercial and third sector partners include IBM, Pearson, QinetiQ, Save the Children, Lloyds, BT, Age UK and Relate.

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


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.

Government, Crime, Justice and 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.

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. 

Finance, Tax, Organisations in Transition and Entrepreneurship

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