This multi-disciplinary collaborative research cluster includes a broad range of research addressing the prevention of health conditions in the wider population as well as support for people managing conditions in a range of settings.
Research Centre of Arts and wellbeing
Professor Vicky Karkou, Director of the Research Centre for Arts and wellbeing, leads work exploring the role of the arts and creativity in psychotherapy for people faced with depression anxiety and/or trauma. She is also engaged in research that involves the development of interventions for improving the wellbeing of service users and staff in healthcare and other work environments. Other research topics include psychological support through the arts for people with dementia, medical conditions and those recovering from cancer.Find out more about the Research Centre for Arts and wellbeing
Respiratory Research Centre
The Respiratory Research Centre, led by Professor Sally Spencer and Dr Carol Kelly, focuses on the management of chronic respiratory conditions, such as bronchiectasis, by undertaking multi-professional, patient-centred studies, including evidence synthesis through systematic reviews.Find out more about the Respiratory Research Centre
Professor Paola Dey’s work focuses on health inequalities, delivery of public health interventions and the balance between population and individual perspectives. Dr Greg Irving’s work is aimed at preventing the growing burden of multiple chronic diseases by translating epidemiological knowledge into preventive action, and evaluating the effectiveness of different preventive approaches.
Promoting musculoskeletal health
Professor Dey leads the Promoting Population Musculoskeletal Health Group in collaboration with colleagues in Sport focusing on promoting physical activity, prevention of acute injury in physical activity interventions and management of chronic musculoskeletal conditions.
Care and conditions
This group, led by Professor Barbara Jack, Professor Simon Rogers, Dr Kate Knighting and Dr Bhuvana Krishnamoorthy, includes work on the management of life-limiting conditions and palliative care, the needs of carers, patients’ concerns about treatment of their condition and improving surgical care practice.