TRACE is the sum total of all its friends and associates who favour engaged, inclusive, and connected approaches to research practice.


TRACE is based in the Bath Spa University School of Research and Enterprise. In collaboration with the School of Research and Enterprise, it is continuing to develop BSU’s approach to public engagement and Impact. Some of this work has been supported through seed-funding from RCUK and has involved consultation with the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement. The TRACE platform is one of the ways in which Bath Spa University is seeking to build an engaged research environment.

External Funding

TRACE works closely with Arts Council England (ACE) through our externally funded project Paper Nations. Paper Nations is supported both by ACE and Bath Spa University.