CSPO hosts, contributes to and participates in major international research projects and programmes. These are often generated by the Exceed Research Network (ERN), a multi-national, multidisciplinary P&O and disability research consortium co-ordinated by Exceed Worldwide.

The School is a member of the Asian Universities Network and contributes to the work of this body.

Research facilitated by CSPO includes scientific work – with an emphasis on Prosthetics and Orthotics, engineering, bioengineering and information technology – and socio-economic and ethnographic research which focuses upon the impact of P&O services and devices on people’s lives.