The importance of developing research is identified as a priority in the College of Osteopaths' Strategic Plan, and is considered to be a key factor in the development of the College itself, as well as the osteopathic profession.

The engagement of teaching staff in research, scholarship and the development of professional practice, underpins the quality of the research curriculum, and this is reflected in the qualifications of the research team. Currently there are three members with doctorates and three members with Masters qualifications.

Research projects undertaken at The College of Osteopaths include both qualitative and quantitative approaches, and the team is committed to bringing together a range of approaches to support undergraduate projects.